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Posted December 29, 2010 | Leave a comment
Goal setting and New Year's resolutions, Part 5
We are ready to finish our Job Search Action Plan with Step 8: Networking, and Step 9: Follow Through. If you are serious about finding your next job in the first part of 2011, I hope that you have taken the time and effort required to formulate a strong Job Search Action Plan!
Step 8: Networking
Where you aware that approximately 80 percent of jobs are found/filled through some type of networking? So who should you build into your network?
Step 9: Follow Through
One of the biggest mistakes job seekers make is thinking "the ball's in the employer's court."
Step 9.5: Realistic Expectations
I knew I would remember something else to mention! Hopefully you now have a Job Search Action Plan in place for 2011. While job hunting may sound like no big deal when it is spelled out in black and white, the truth of the matter is, it is not that easy (of course I am not telling you anything you did not already know!). For a multitude of reasons, things can go wrong; your e-mails go unanswered, messages not returned, job postings turning into duds ... whatever. You need to make sure you have realistic expectations so you do not drive yourself crazy! In sales, the ration of cold calls to actual sales varies, but at best let's say it's 10 to 1. Please do not expect your phone to ring off the hook with requests for interviews and job offers. The process takes time and most people do not have instant results. My final bit of advice is to keep putting one foot in front of the other, try to remain positive, do the very best you can and something will happen sooner or later.
Whew! We have covered a lot of ground these past two weeks. From making a commitment to a Job Search Action plan to reflecting on our strengths and weaknesses and developing a personal brand, you should now have a strong tool in place that will hopefully lead to your next job.
Remember the Winchester Workforce Center is here to help with resume writing and mock interviews. With a new year just a few days away, please let us help you in your individual job search challenges!
Warm regards -
YES!!! I will be conducting a workshop this week!
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