April 12, 2012 Leave a comment
1. Develop your brand. You need to have a summation of what your experience is, what you excel at and what value you offer. These ad up to you own brand which you need to have clearly stated on your resume and in conversations with people. Products have brands and so do people. Whatever it is that makes you stand out is what you need to highlight; but it must be done clearly and succinctly.
2. Consistency through all media platforms. The brand that you have created needs to be the same on your resume, Linked In profile, Pinterest, tumblr Twitter and any other social media you use. You want your brand to not only be clear you want it seen consistently wherever a hiring manager might be looking. I would not give my password to Google+ or Facebook but I wouldn’t be writing about how you don’t do much work during the day and somehow have that get back to someone thats possibly looking to hire you. Blogs too can be tricky with too many personal opinions.
3. Networking, networking, networking. This alone has been proven to be the best way to find a job. Talk to as many people as you can, ask them for referrals. Meet as many people in person as you can. For some people networking is very easy and comes naturally; for others its a daunting and humiliating task. But this is the most effective way to find a job.
Good luck, and put in a good word for me!