In my role as a volunteer career coach, I often wonder, what are people doing today to move themselves forward in their career search.
Are theyyou scouring the ‘job boards’ for the diamonds in the rough?
Are they investing hours every week rewriting their resume yet again in the hopes it will eventually get the attention of hiring managers who don’t know them yet?
Are they studying tactics for cover letter design that catches the fancy of someone in the HR department?
Are you stressing out on the best tactic for post interview follow up?
Are they investing time in open conversations with the people who know them looking for ideas of additional people to connect with?
Are they focusing their search on a very deliberate area and crafting more relevant and engaging conversations in that area?
Are they building their brand through IRL (in real life) conversations and social conversations on topics related to their focused career goals?
Are they seeking new ideas, best practices and tactics beyond fighting Applicant Tracking System’s algorithms that can get them into a meaningful business conversation?
Are they investing time in professional development, growing and enhancing the skills relevant to their career goals?
I know the answers to these things I am pondering are diverse. I know some will adopt new ideas related to career search and many will not.
What are you doing today in your job search?
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Today , August 17, 2020 I only had one person attend the conversation, yet unemployment is hovering around 12% in North Carolina. This makes me wonder, what are people doing today to move their career search forward?