- Sending a customized cover letter instead of a template
- To follow the directions on applications, and fill out completely
- Follow-up after sending the application
- Focusing your career search by targeting employers
- Suggesting that you create online profiles so that you can be found
- Searching for jobs using Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com sites
Although Doyle delves into a lot more, he or she who is wondering how to start a job search should start here (By the way Allison, please consider another addition with a workbook!).
With its plethora of resources, the user may benefit from taking small bits from the book at one time to implement in his or her career search to get the most out of it.
2) This is an inspiring and succinct post by Seth Godin, The wishing/doing gap. After this post you will want to follow through with your action list.
If you can influence the outcome, do the work.
If you can’t influence the outcome, ignore the possibility. It’s merely a distraction.
3) If you haven’t filled out a Google Plus profile, then you should. It is easier to be found by recruiters and employers by having a profile. To optimize the effectiveness of the profile, include the following on your “About” page:
- Fill it out 100%
- Circles you can possibly fit in
- Specialities or skills you should highlight
- Other social profiles, web pages, blogs you created or contributed
By no means should you limit the possibilities, just try to maintain a clean and professional Google plus page.
Do you want to add others? Put it in the comment section, and I’ll highlight it and give you credit.