Job hunting

Your out of work, just got laid off or fired or maybe you are just starting to look for work. They’re a few things to keep in mind. Career hunting is a job in it’s self, it requires you to get your facts straight. Get your paperwork in order like your resume, business card, contact information & references. Remember to double-check your reference contacts as well. Their contact information might have changed or they might not want to be on your list any more. Don’t assume anything when it comes to folks who you trust. They will trust you more if you follow up with letting them know you have them as a reference.

You may be asking yourself why you need a business card since you have a resume. The reason being is when you network you are not going to give everyone your resume & not all folks will require one. The business card gives you quick exposure.

Paperwork is in place now it is time to plan out your “Get-a-job” idea. An outline is a great way to start:

What type of job or career are you looking for?

Where do you find jobs like that? (If you don’t have any idea google it!)

How many hours are you going to spend a week to look for a job? (Like anything you work for a certain amount of time is required to get it done)

Make a list of all the networking group that are in town & you are a part of on the web.

(Once again don’t know google it)

Write out an elevator speech. Make sure when you are done giving it folks Know who you are, what you can do & how to get a hold of you.

Get your resume in place. Hiring someone to write one is always a good idea.

Your on line work will help determine where to look first

Now get a calendar together & commit to a schedule, follow it & get seen. The more groups & networking events you attend the more folks you will reach.

Now follow your schedule, meet folks, hand out business cards & network. Always remember networking is about give & take. Find out about what they do & pass their information along. You just never know what will or who will be your next boss.

Remember to give yourself days off so you can refresh your mind.

Hope your successful in your job search, we will be adding more on this subject later!

About David Luke Kurtz

Born in Kittery Maine. Went to Curry College in Milton Ma. Moved to Ohio in 1990 & in August of 2008 created Dangerous Inc. Joined the Network Leaders alliance in 2009. Have been growing the business since. Promotions and events specialist providing key marketing support with expertise in advertising, marketing, promotional events, branding, and public relations. More than 10 years experience successfully executing more than 200 events. Proven ability to plan, coordinate, and successfully execute promotional campaigns, special events, and conventions.
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