Tips for Job Searching – 5 mins!

Tips for Job Searching – 5 mins!


Hey guys! How are you? Happy Friday! so I just wanted to talk to you today a little bit about LOOKING FOR JOBS! How are you looking for jobs? And How are you going to find one? I have a bunch of
friends that are right now looking and it seems like it’s getting harder and
harder and harder and I hear a lot of their complaints and a lot of them are
really similar! so obviously what’s the first thing that you do when you’re looking for a job? I’m gonna just preface with looking
for a job IS a full-time job It IS hard work It takes a lot of time! So yes that’s why I haven’t already started looking, Mom, kind of thing, but
all that aside You do your resume right? You do your resume, you do your LinkedIn profile, you google yourself to make sure nothing funny
comes up from college, you do a peer review, and you make sure you check in
with all of your trusted recruiter friends and people that you know that
you can lean on and trust and say take a look at my stuff make sure it all looks
good before I start like going out there and really looking for that next
professional home and then What’s the next thing that you do? A bunch of people
that I’m talking to are like “I’ve been applying on LinkedIn and on indeed and
I’ve been applying and applying and applying and I am like I barely get a
call back, I’m lucky if anybody even like pays attention to my resume – do they even
look at those things??” and the answer is No. Often they don’t. Those job buckets
are kind of like the black hole of recruiting, it’s technically, I know
speaking from experience as a recruiter and my recruiter friends feel free to
tell me differently – I look at my job application bucket probably last, when
I’m really desperate. and I don’t have any candidates. And I’ve been passively
looking and I’ve completely tapped my network and I can’t find anybody, then I
go to that job bucket just to have some candidates to muster up, that I know are
at least interested in the position. and that’s just reality. A lot of the times
when you’re looking for somebody, I mean think about it when you’re looking to
hire a contractor, you want to know somebody that knows somebody, you want to
have that ability to get a review, a trusted review on that person.
So, everybody wants to like “know a guy”. So, I’m not just here to tell you how NOT to
try and find a job but doing a whole little apply on LinkedIn thing is lazy. You can do that in your pajamas and people do. and do it to a hundred
different jobs all at once you don’t even know what job you apply to half the
time. so instead of just doing that, use that as an opportunity. when you go and
you see on LinkedIn jobs that there’s a job posted that somebody posted. Connect with that person, reach out to them – they might be a recruiter so they might have
a bunch of things going on and they might not get back to you right away but use
that person to see who they’re connected to, be a reverse recruiter and try and
find people at the company that are doing YOUR role and some opportunities
for you to connect with people and kind of get an inside view of what it’s like
to work at the company, what it’s like to do that job, and that person has
incentive probably already to make you their “referral” so if you can find
somebody internal at the company that has some time to talk to you, make a
friend and see if they won’t toss your resume in as a referral, they’ll probably
get three grand and you’ll get a really good inside view as to how that company
really works. outside of that, what should you be doing? You should be networking! Networking until your mouth falls off and your
eyeballs fall out and you don’t have ears left like literally just
networking the heck out of your network and when you’re done networking YOUR
network. Network their networks! I want you to take that networking offline too. so connect with people on LinkedIn and if they’re people that you really want
to talk to Get them on the phone, do a zoom call, meet them for coffee. Meet somebody in person and bring that relationship into real life, And get them
to really know who you are, what you’re going after, and what you’re capable of
doing. And they will help you. especially if they’re in the industry that you want to be in. Go to as many networking events as possible! I know that I’m the LinkedIn
Local host here in Atlanta, so I’m a big proponent of LinkedIn Local, but any
local networking event that you could go to! We also have Circle of Firms here,
there’s a Women in Networking event. You can go to specialty industry related events,
like NACE, ILEA, and TAG – depending on what group that you’re in, but go to as
many places as possible where you can get some FACE
time and meet people in the industry and so they see that you’re a normal, awesome, and totally cool person. Finally, make some content. and I mean I’m not just saying to make content saying like “hey, I’m looking for a job, hire me” make some
white papers, make some experience related content, that’s gonna help people
within your industry. make something that would have helped you in the industry when you were super busy and super employee Just try and start to like
branch out, and increase your network in the industry or in the area that you want to be in. Engage on other people’s content and further your network as much as you
can! and I hope that helps! Those are just like some small tips to help hopefully
in your job search if there’s anything you want me to elaborate on, please ask. I will tell! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I hope this helps! Have a great great day! Bye!

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