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Job Research . . . Kick Butt With 4 Powerful Strategies!

Jan 30, 2008
Powerful job research strategies are critical to your job search success. It's a key part of learning to become a "job entrepreneur." Job research must be right at the top of your job campaign to-do list. Very simply, job research is a key part of running your job search like your own business.

Becoming a job entrepreneur is an
exciting "alternative" job search method and a powerful personal development technique. There are many aspects to conducting your alternative search methods like a job entrepreneur.

First, it means abandoning any kind of mass marketing approach like mailing hundreds of resumes or answering a lot of ads. Or posting your digital resume on a job website like Monster or HotJobs. If you've tried these approaches you already know they don't work. Not unless you're willing to wait weeks or months for something to develop.

Once you decide to get serious about making a job change . . . and you want to see some results in a matter of days instead of months . . . then choosing alternative strategies like becoming a job entrepreneur is the only personal development solution.

Once more, the very first technique to put to work in becoming a successful job entrepreneur is "research." The good news is you can do your job research very fast and conveniently online. Here's what to do:

1. Decide what useful information you want to acquire, e.g. corporate literature, Who's Who for specific decision makers, product or services information, job change tips, resume-writing examples, interviewing techniques, etc. Also take advantage of college alumni, community, headhunter, and newspaper sites.

2. Save, digest or bookmark sites you discover using good search engines. Put them into easily accessible digital files.

3. From all this information select areas of interest starting with geographical preferences. Then move on to products and services that attract your attention or that match with your interests or work history. Finally make a list of companies that fall within your parameters.

4. The last piece of essential research is perhaps the most important of all . . . identifying specific decision-makers by name who could possibly be your next boss. You'll find this information at the corporate websites, Who's Who, local service club info, online newspaper files, alumni sites, etc.

Once you've acquired this important preliminary research your in a unique position to develop entrepreneurial strategies for getting in front of these selected decision-makers. You need a good plan of action that can show you step-by-step how to get in front of these decision-makers. And turn these contacts into a job offer. That's when the fun really begins!
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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