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A Powerful Alternative Job Finding Plan Can Ram Your Campaign Into High Gear!

Jan 13, 2008
If you're disappointed in your job search success, you're not alone. An alternative job finding plan can turn your frustration into campaign success.

Why? Well, people go into the job market with a set of expectations . . . especially about how long it should take to find a good job. And most people seriously underestimate the time it takes to be a success.

So they get understandably nervous. Then the pressure of being unemployed gets intense. And job seekers start to take seriously unhelpful actions. For example, they resort to mass resume mailings or desperate postings on job websites. Or they start making useless phone calls hoping against hope that they'll run into someone who will want them.

If this sounds like you, it's not a very pleasant position to be in. The good news is that there are plenty of great job opportunities out there for you. Your success is actually just around the corner. Your problem is that you're going about finding it the wrong way.

You need an alternative job finding plan that can get you past the old-fashioned methods and ram your campaign into high gear!

First, a random, shotgun approach is a waste of time. In the old days (20th Century) you could count on the numbers eventually working for you. No more. Today's savvy job hunter must depend on a sophisticated alternative job finding plan that includes innovative approaches like "targeting."

Very simply, targeting means you aim your search at a specific company or organization that's compatible with your interests, capabilities and skills whether or not there's a job opening.

Second, you do the research to find the right person within the company who typically you would report to.

Finally, you plan the best kind of approach to get yourself in front of that person without requiring him/her to see you as a job candidate.

Does it take some homework? You bet. But it takes a lot less time than mass mailing or posting all those resumes and waiting for the phone to ring. With this new alternative job finding plan you have a workable strategy that you can repeat if you have to. And you avoid trying to fit into someone else's idea of a job.

Without a clear target or set of targets, the average resume-pushing job seekers have condemned themselves to an endless cycle of disappointment.

The reasons are very simple. A hiring decision-maker will have an interest in you only if you're perceived as a candidate who's taken the time to learn something about the organization and it goals. And then can come forward with ideas or a proposal that specifically shows the contribution you can make to the bottom-line or what you can do to make their job easier. How can shot gunning your resume do that?

Does your current job search blueprint allow you to approach the job market this way? Do you even have a plan? I'm afraid you'll be stuck in resume limbo until you initiate an alternative job finding plan! When you do you'll see results in a matter of hours instead of stewing for weeks, even months.
About the Author
Paul Bowley manages EEI, the world-class pioneer in alternative job search techniques and innovative e-business strategies . . . since 1985. Check out THE WORLD'S FASTEST JOB SEARCH PLAN! And grab our stunning FREE REPORT! http://www.fastest-job-search.com/job-search-web-site.html
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