Try different strategies to achieve different job search results. The same old strategies yield the same results. Most job seekers would rather do what is easy than what is challenging. It’s easier to applying to 100 job board announcements in a month. It’s harder to have 15-20 meaningful person-to-person conversations in a month’s time.
I would love to hear your thoughts in one of three ways:
- Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822, or text your comments to the same number
- Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message
- Send email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few other job search strategies to try:
- Find your reason to find the career you can carry the torch for some time to come. Stop using your spouse’s reasons. Don’t worry if your parents will be proud. Or to impress your high school classmates (even if you are “most likely to succeed”). How about your professor and mentor expect you to do well. Find the intrinsic fuel to feed the fire to discover the career you desire. If it was a true calling, you were the only one meant to hear the voice.
- Count the costs. Do you have enough emotional and physical endurance to go months maintaining pursuit
- Are you expanding your understanding of the industry?
- Are you blocking out the naysayers with little effort?
- Volunteer. It doesn’t matter where you volunteer, but it does matter where you grow. Volunteering is great for your personal brand and personal growth.
- 8 to 10 hours monthly can create experience in areas where you need it
- Create your schedule and the skill set to get needed experience
- Expand your network. Does everyone know you’re looking? If not, consider letting everyone know. Going back to the beginning, impressing others doesn’t create jobs.