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Job Search Course –how to improve the odds in your favour
Hello and Welcome to our series of lessons entitled Job search
Job search is a daunting task , but the average person will job-hunt eight times in their life, so you may as well master the technique.
The author of probably the best selling job-hunting book in the world “What colour is your parachute?” believes that you probably know the person who can help you find your next job!
There are many types of job search, the most obvious distinction is between the conventional and the unconventional, or disruptive job search as some pundits are calling it .So we will examine a number of tactics and strategies and suggest you “Pick and Mix” what works for you.
We will look at Job search strategy and help you find the one that works best for you.
Using Your Contacts To Find A Job
We will consider how to use your contacts to get a new Job .We will look at networking, and have a fresh look at your contacts and how they can help you.
It is important to master networking; not only for job hunting but for advancement .It is about recognizing shared goals and looking for ways to benefit mutually, so this has to be worth a look.
The Hidden Job Market
Do you know about The Hidden Job Market? Hundreds of thousands of high salary jobs are filled each month that are never seen on job boards. The hidden job market offers great opportunities to maximize leverage and minimize competition. Make sure you tap into this amazing resource.
We will talk again about your value proposition, which we have discussed in our CV and interview courses. This is essentially the promise of what you can bring to the employer that is going to hire you, and this must be supported by quantifiable achievements. Value propositions in the form of testimonials or CV/resumes that demonstrate results, are of interest to key decision makers because they are primarily focused on strategies for revenue generation, cost savings and growth.
Getting Past The Gatekeeper
A key consideration is how to get past the “Gatekeeper”, who may be blocking your CV. The” Gatekeeper” is the person employed to deflect unwanted approaches to the manager you are trying to get to. Their job is to filter out and deal with as many issues as they can, freeing up their superior to deal with the crucial issues only they can handle.
Perhaps you would benefit from an internal champion? With an internal champion, your CV has a chance, but without an internal champion, even the best CV is one out of many and the chances of success are reduced. By using your initiative and being proactive your CV could rise to the top of the pile.
Be careful not to inadvertently sabotage your job search through incorrect disclosure of Personal Information. In many countries now, employers cannot legally use personal information to make hiring decisions. This can backfire on the candidates because most employers find it difficult to overlook personal information that is voluntarily provided to them by the candidate, and if they follow the law when it comes to what they can ask, they can’t ask candidates for clarification and may draw their own conclusions. Have a look at our advice on this.
And finally we summarise our advice in our Hints and Tips section.
So even if you think you have mastered job search, the job market is dynamic, and expectations change- so check this lesson out.