Kick Butt With This Innovative Personal Development Job Search
Personal development strategies are critical to your job search
success. And learning to become a "job entrepreneur." is right
at the top of the list. Very simply, it means running your job
campaign like your own business. Becoming a job entrepreneur is
an exciting "alternative" job search method.
There are many aspects to conducting your alternative search
methods like a job entrepreneur. First, it means abandoning any
kind of mass marketing approach like mailing hundreds, even
thousands of resumes. Or posting your digital resume on a job
website like monster.com. If you've tried these approaches you
already know they don't work. Not unless you're willing to wait
months and months for something to develop.
Once you decide to get serious about making a job change . . .
and you want to see some results in a matter of days instead of
months . . . then choosing alternative strategies like becoming
a job entrepreneur is the only solution.
One of the very first techniques to put to work in becoming a
successful job entrepreneur is "research." The good news is you
can do your research very fast and conveniently online. Here's
what to do:
1. Decide what useful information you want to acquire, e.g.
corporate literature, Who's Who for specific decision makers,
product or services information, job change tips, resume-writing
examples, interviewing techniques, etc. Also take advantage of
college alumni, community, headhunter, and newspaper sites.
2. Save, digest or bookmark sites you discover using good search
engines. Put them into easily accessible digital files.
3. From all this information select areas of interest starting
with geographical preferences. Then move on to products and
services that attract your attention or that match with your
interests or work history. Finally make a list of companies that
fall within your parameters.
4. The last piece of essential research is perhaps the most
important of all . . . identifying specific decision-makers by
name who could possibly be your next boss. You'll find this
information at the corporate websites, Who's Who, local service
club info, online newspaper files, alumni sites, etc.
Once you've acquired this important preliminary research your in
a unique position to develop entrepreneurial strategies for
getting in front of these selected decision-makers. And that's
when the fun really starts.