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Job Searching The Wrong Way? What To Do When Your Luck Fails!

Jan 31, 2008
Job searching the right way isn't a matter of luck! It's a matter of having a success plan you can follow step-by-step.

OK. So you've finally discovered that whatever you're doing now doesn't work. Maybe your job searching efforts are a disaster! You can't seems to get hooked up with a job opportunity that really excites you. Or maybe you can't even get to first base.

Maybe you've been waiting weeks, even months for a response and you've gotten nothing but a couple network marketing calls and lots of TNT (thanks but no thanks) letters.

Does this sound like you? I this how you've organized your job searching activities?

1. Write a reverse chronology resume highlighting your work history and educational credentials.

2. Post your resume on two or three job websites like Monster or HotJobs.

3. Mail lots of resumes to a wide range of companies.

4. Contact some agencies and recruiters.

5. Answer a bunch of ads.

6. Wait for the phone to ring.

If this is what you've been doing, it's the reason why your job searching efforts are in trouble. You're doing it backwards!

You see, everything has changed since the days when this kind of passive, mass marketing approach worked. If you were working on your job searching plan in the last century you'd probably have some luck. Those were that days when you could count on the numbers eventually working for you.

But this is the 21st Century. And like I said, everything's changed . . . especially since 911 and Katrina. The reason things have changed is because the expectations of hiring managers have changed. Perhaps the biggest expectation is that a job candidate must know something about the organization, its products or services and its goals.

Secondly, job candidates are expected to come to an interview with specific recommendations as to how they can make a contribution to the organization and its bottom line. An employer wants to know how you plan to make a difference.

If you fail to make that connection for an employer, you just LOST! And the job opportunity will be offered to someone who can . . . regardless of what's written on your resume.

So, go back and take a close look at how you're conducting your job search. Are you doing the homework required to meet employers' expectations? If your efforts look like the list above, you're not. And you've condemned yourself to weeks and months of disappointment and disillusionment.

But the good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. In fact, there are now exciting alternative job search resources that can have you entertaining a good job offer in as little a 14 days! If you're ready for REAL results, then get a plan the works!
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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