#003 Job Search Strategies

Job Search Strategies

We’re wrapping up the second-biggest hiring push of the year: after Labor Day through mid-November.

Let’s talk about active vs. passive job search strategies.

If you are in no hurry to leave your current employer, then a passive job search may be appropriate for you.

For those of you who are unemployed or see the handwriting on the wall, an active job search puts you in the driver’s seat.

I want you to choose four-five job search strategies, and I want the majority of your strategies to be active.

## Active Strategies

-Face-to-face networking – events, one-to-one conversations

-In-person career fairs – companies, industries, alumni associations from your university, Department of Labor

-LinkedIn networking – connecting with people and starting conversations

-Professional association networking events – going to the weekly/monthly meetings held by the professional associations you belong to

-Other ideas?

## Passive Strategies

-Professional association job postings

-Target employer websites

-General job boards

-Industry job boards

-Online classified ads

-LinkedIn job postings

-Personal website

-Web portfolio

-Facebook job search

-Other ideas?

For each of the strategies you choose, come up with two to three specific action steps you will take to achieve that strategy.

The next step after coming up with your action steps is to calendar those steps (DON’T create a to-do list).

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