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1 The Process of an Effective Job Hunt Stuart Rosenfield

2 Week 1 Get the word out that you are actively looking and what you are looking for – Friends, former co-workers, family, clergy, dentist, barber, insurance agent, financial planner, …. – Reconnect with recruiters youve worked with – , call, Linkedin, Facebook, soccer games, Boy Scouts, childrens parties, PTA mtgs, college buddies, fraternity/sorority Get resume, Linkedin Profile up to snuff – Post resume on job boards, add in Linkedin summary that you are actively looking and how best to contact you Activate account on (TWC) if eligiblewww.jobsintexas.org Determine networking places (www.careerdfw.org)www.careerdfw.org Get/Order Business cards Establish your Board of Directors

3 Week 1 Get a Job Hunting USB Set up an excel workbook – People youve contacted and where they work – Target companies employment URLs; set up profiles and search agents – Target general employment websites and aggregator websites; set up profiles and search agents – Mileage – Job Hunting Expenses – Submitted jobs Set up folders for submitted resumes (by company) Get a calendar to write appointments, schedules Get a manilla folder for job hunting expense receipts

4 Week 2 Get out of house at least once a day and meet people (networking groups, food shopping, extracurriculars) Goal – meet/connect with at least 8 people a day Attend career network groups – Get on their job boards/yahoogroups – Get to know facilitators, key people, volunteer at 1 group only – Set up job lead share network (Accting, HR, Marketing, PR, Sales, Procurement, IT, Customer Support, etc.) Linkin with as many recruiters in your space as possible Go to lunch with an employed person at least once a week Search your URLs at least once every 2 days; apply where appropriate and log/file in excel workbook and USB; refresh Monster, CareerBuilder resumes Volunteer and help others Check-in with Board of Directors

5 Week 3 and beyond Establish a focused routine for each day of the week Work on expanding your network – Volunteering, affinity group social events/lunches, seminars – Get out of house at least once a day and meet people (networking groups, food shopping, extracurriculars) – Goal – meet/connect with at least 5 people a day Attend career network groups religiously Refresh Monster, CareerBuilder resumes Linkin with as many recruiters in your space as possible Go to lunch with an employed person at least once a week Check-in with your Board of Directors

6 Find a job you like? Submit application on-line Find someone in the company who can hand deliver to hiring manager – Linkedin, friend, family, Board of Directors Follow up with them to make sure the hiring manager saw it and work to get an interview Log job in excel spreadsheet and file resume/cover letter in company folder on USB

7 Got an interview? Get on the company website and read it Understand who their competitors are Understand what is going on in their space Know almost as much about your interviewers as they know about you – Company insiders, ex-Company insiders, Linkedin, Facebook Send thank you note within 24 hours to everyone who interviewed with you Follow up with hiring manager once a week

8 Got the job? Celebrate with family Save your excel workbook (you may need it in the future) Thank everyone who really helped you/cared Keep helping others to find jobs – Dont unsubscribe to network job boards Unsubscribe to personal job agents Update Linkedin Profile one week after you start Do not stop networking; continue with professional orgs, volunteering, and linking with others

9 Good Resources Starting Place – Business Cards – Linkedin – and search for David Lanners Social Media – and search for David Swinney Job Leads – yahoogroups (need to be a member) yahoogroups


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