Number One Commandment for Job Search Success
Thou shalt use 10 strategies to land thy next job.
March 5, 2009
Networking is not just about finding a new career opportunity that isn't advertised. It is more than the hidden job market. As an active, engaged professional, smart CPAs can accelerate job hunting by bringing new challenges to their attention before an employer officially acknowledges or thinks about reorganization. Network Purposefully™ is all about having and cultivating and maintaining key relationships.
Sometimes until a new resource is identified, no thought is given to a restructuring. It all comes down to being at the right place at the right time. Thus, the more financial executives and CPAs connect with influential decision-makers, the greater the probability of new career opportunities. What could be better than being the only candidate under consideration for an ideal position?
Relationships are key to successful networking. The trust and confidence that colleagues share play a major role in networking. Credibility is critical to a successful outcome for both the candidate and the employer. If a good relationship exists before the interest to collaborate, then the recruiting process is shorter, straighter and easier.
Ten Strategies to Attain #1 Commandment
In today's economy, recruiting and hiring is often lengthy so making long-term investments in good professional relationships pay off with a quicker hiring process for candidates already familiar with an organization and known to key players with hiring authority. Moreover, the competition for openings is so fierce, that savvy networking may be the only way to win an advantage over the large number of equally qualified candidates. To assure that you are a premier choice, meet and keep in touch with key contacts. Build your network purposefully to support your career objectives. Get connected to colleagues and hiring managers at your target employers and make certain that you stay on their radar screens so you are one of the first to know about potential opportunities in their organization.
Before you launch your next job-search campaign, make sure you add some velocity into your job search by using the above 10 easy strategies. To be successful, remember the number one commandment of job hunting: Thou Shalt Network!
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Debra Feldman is the JobWhiz™, a nationally-recognized expert who designs and personally implements swift, strategic, and customized senior level executive job search campaigns, banishing barriers that prevent immediate success. Her gift for cold calling, executed with high energy and savvy panache, connects candidates directly to decision-makers, not HR. Network Purposefully™ with the JobWhiz, and compress your job search into mere weeks, using groundbreaking techniques profiled in Forbes magazine. In addition to her private practice, writing featured columns and conducting exclusive workshops, Debra is a recommended resource to alumni of top-tier business schools. Contact Debra at www.JobWhiz.com to expedite your executive ascent.
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