2 Creative Ways to Find Your Job
We understand that you have sent to every internet job board and every job on Career Builder, Monster, Hot jobs and Government Jobs. Then, you have followed up with calls and networked until you just had enough. Each weekend you take the paper and apply for every job in your industry with little to no results, challenging enough, or more of a stretch than you imagined. In a state of confusion, you wonder what you should do and for how long? As everyone’s situation is unique, with no right or wrong answer but keep in mind that most people, at one time or another, have been faced with this dilemma. To help you think through your next move and determine what’s right for you, here are 2 creative ways to find your job:
1- Find and locate few companies that you really want to work for and send an email to everyone you know to see if they know anyone who works at these companies. Ask them to contact you if they do, so that you can ask for a referral. Finally, once you have the contact person in the companies that you want to work for, write a great cover letter on why you are a good fit for the company, pointing to your attached resume. Most job seekers find it hard to write objectively and effectively about themselves. This is one major pitfall of writing your own resume and cover letter.
Equally important is understanding what employers are seeking in a resume and it’s amazing what a well-written and nicely presented resume /cover letter can do for your job search. You may want to hire a professional resume writer to help you with this tactic. A professional resume writer is familiar with the job application process, and knows how to present your information in the best possible way. A professionally written resume can definitely help your resume stand apart from the crowd. Once you are happy with these two important documents don’t seal the envelope and leave your resume out. They’ll think the resume fell out and they will call you and engage in a conversation and this is the time that you can sell yourself shamelessly and shine.
2- Call Human Resources of the companies that you want to work for, Sounds crazy, right? The human resource department bridges the gap between the job seekers and the management. For this reason, every institution, whether private or government-owned businesses are equipped with highly competent human resource department that facilitates the training, hiring of job applicants, and other labor-related concerns. Nowadays, the human resource department acts individually and generates suggestions. If before they are concealed behind the top executives of the company, human resources these days can already make recommendations and modification of the company policy.
Hence, people are assured of a more competent and highly productive human resource department. Call the human resources department and ask them what outside agency or third-party recruiting firm they use. They will ask you the reason as why you want to know. Tell them that their company is not currently looking for someone with your skill set right now the agency may be dealing with other firms, so you are looking for a recommendation. They may very well ask you for an interview. If not at least you do get a lead. They would love to save the agency fees. Also being recommended gives you special attention.
As human beings we do not always like to make commitments, we feel that we need to keep ourselves open to all opportunities because we are afraid that we may walk away from something better. Commitment, putting a plan in place gives you something greater; a reason to get out of bed every day and look for ways to find your dream job. Managing your priorities and say yes only to those things that will bring you closer to success and delegate and eliminate those tasks that take up your time. Your job success comes to you when you take small steps every day now to lead you to find that dream job later. These two are guerrilla tactics recommendation that can give you better results to find your job. Be sure to stay toned for another few more creative advice and tips on this site and to read more click here.