If you’re disappointed in your job search success, you’re not alone. People go into the job market with a set of expectations . . . especially about how long it should take to find a good job. And most people seriously underestimate the time.
So they get understandably nervous. Then the pressure of being unemployed gets intense. And job seekers start to take seriously unhelpful actions. For example, they resort to mass resume mailings or desperate postings on job websites like monster.com or hot jobs.com. Or they start making useless phone calls hoping against hope that they’ll run into someone who will want them.
If this sounds like you, it’s not a very pleasant position to be in. The fact is that there are plenty of great job opportunities out there for you. You problem is that you’re going about finding them the wrong way. You need a new blueprint!
First, some kind of random, shotgun approach is a waste of time. In the old days (20th Century) you could count on the numbers eventually working for you. No more. Today’s savvy job hunting blueprint has to include an alternative approach like “targeting.”
Very simply, targeting means you aim your search at a specific company or organization that’s compatible with your interests, capabilities and skills.
Secondly, you do the research to find the right person within the company who typically you would report to.
Finally, you plan the best kind of approach to get yourself in front of that person without requiring him/her to see you as a job candidate.
How hard is that?
Actually it takes a lot less time than mass mailing all those resume and waiting for the phone to ring. With this new blueprint you have a workable strategy that you can repeat until you find a job that’s right for you instead just trying to fit into someone else’s idea of a job.
Without a clear target or set of targets, the average resume-pushing job seekers have condemned themselves to an endless cycle of disappointment.
The reasons are very simple. A hiring decision-maker will have an interest in you only if you’re perceived as a candidate who’s taken the time to learn something about the organization and it goals. And then can come forward with ideas or a proposal that specifically shows the contribution you can make to the bottom-line or what you can do to make their job easier.
Does your current blueprint allow you to do that? I’m afraid you’ll be stuck in resume limbo until it does!
The good news is that there’s a fabulous blueprint of proven alternative job search strategies already formulated and ready for you to implement. Follow this blueprint and you can be entertaining good job offers in as little as 14 days!