In a tight job market you’re definitely going to need to make your own luck! I’d love to say that just meeting me, a professional executive career matchmaker will do the trick – but to be honest, for best results, I recommend you cover all of your bases!
To help you – here are my top 6 Tips for 360 Degree Job Searching:
(Talent searchers on LinkedIn use keyword searches to find great people, it’s like searching on Google – if you want to come up in a search, make sure your profile has the ‘right’ words in it. A totally complete profile also increases the odds that you’ll come in searches)
(If you don’t want to miss a beat you can be sent all the new vacancies that are listed daily in your chosen field)
(follow this link to see how: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/69315/accessing-your-job-alerts-on-linkedin?lang=en)
(A very high percentage of roles at executive level will go to people that have been recommended or referred by somebody else. You don’t need to tell people that you are looking for another role but it’s important to build and maintain relationships across your chosen sector so that you are aware of any upcoming opportunities and so that you are top of mind for others.
(Build a sincere relationship with a trusted recruitment consultant who is genuinely interested in helping you. Loyalty goes both ways and if you are sincere in your search she can introduce you to key industry leaders (you’ll circumvent traditional recruitment processes and get in front of decision makers), she’ll help you to identify and connect with opportunities that may never go to market and she can help you to build your career network.
(Here you’ll find a list of ‘obvious’ vacancies that may not have been advertised on a job website. Decide whether applying directly for the role is your best way forward or whether another approach would work better – DO NOT – just send your CV as an expression of interest to a general information email address. CV’s can get lost, or not taken seriously if there’s not an actual suitable vacancy.
Wishing you every success on your job search!
For professional career matchmaking advice – get in touch: Jodi@theswitchagency.co.nz
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