An effective job search requires dedication and a well-defined process to be followed on a consistent basis. Suffice to say, a job search can be (and often should be) a full-time job, especially for unemployed job seekers.
It is essential to have an effective, professionally-written resume, ready to be sent out on a moment’s notice. It is equally important to develop a network of hiring managers, HR directors, recruiters, professional associations and other centers of influence who can help you along your journey to your next opportunity.
Establishing an effective LinkedIn profile is essential for building a network, and this should become a priority for those who don’t have one yet. As the social media platform of the business world, LinkedIn has become one of the most powerful tools for connecting with influential individuals and organizations.
Another critical element is to become known within your chosen field by joining national and/or local professional associations. These are easy to find through LinkedIn and/or a Google search. These organizations usually have reasonable membership fees and are excellent places to do networking and sharing of valuable information. Attending association meetings virtually or in person is an excellent way to get to know company owners, hiring managers and other influencers in your industry.
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