Let’s say you are no longer happy with your current work, but you cannot just lose this job right now for all the right reasons. What will you do?
Well, the answer is simple. Get your feelers out!
Here are 5 effective ways of getting your feelers out if you are on the lookout for new job opportunities.
1) Post your CV and resume online
You may begin your passive job searching by posting your credentials online. This is one of the easiest ways to explore professional possibilities as hundreds of recruiters, HR professionals, employment firm representatives and headhunting specialists view them. Through this also, you may easily let these individuals know your qualifications. You have an option of posting your credentials confidentially.
2) Create your own company wish list
You might already have a list of target companies that you want to be a part of. If not, you may look at Fortune magazine’s best firms to work for list that it releases annually. You may visit the company’s site and simply click the career tab to check the current job postings that match your qualifications.
3) Join your choice of network or community
If you’re not already done so, you must start joining professional networks now. One of the most popular networks for professionals is LinkedIn. Afterwards, you can make job inquiries to the firm owners and other professionals. You may ask for contacts, so you’ll have something to start with.
4) Subject yourself to informational interviews
Since you are not in the market formally, you may simply seek informational interviews. As a jobseeker, you may arrange an interview with a career specialist. The goal of informational interviews are not seeking for employment, but rather asking for helpful advices. With these interviews, you may gauge how attractive you are as a candidate for a particular job.
5) Conduct follow-ups
You have to update your CV and resume and network and follow-up your network and informational interviewer. In this way, you may keep your credentials relevant and your network progressive while highlighting what you can offer and contribute to any firm.
For passive job searching, some of the important aspects that you must remember are putting out feelers and networking.
Finding a new job is a process that requires patience, passion and drive more so since you need to constantly sent out emails and make phone calls. Through these, you may definitely land the career that you always want, so don’t be afraid to put your feelers out.
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If you are to ask anyone- if they would like to be successful, then ofcourse they would say yes. In fact, if you are on our website reading this article, then you are definitely looking at upping your game and achieving your goals and ambition.
The question that comes up is- what stops most people from achieving success? Is it merely a luck factor? Not really- as they say, fortune favors those who work hard. But then again- this is not working about working long hours or doing tedious, undesirable tasks… this is about working hard-strategically and with a definite purpose.
Not many people have a clear sense of purpose for what it is they are doing, why they are doing it and what it is that they actually intend to achieve by their action.
Strategy is one of the most touted words in the work environment. Working SMART and using the 5-Ws principle is recommended, but few understand them, leave alone actually following those principles!! Also, many people think of SMART methodology with respect to managing projects, not conducting any and every activity…
Remember that all the key activities that you perform make up your day and ultimately your life. So, conducting ‘strategically selected’ actions is crucial to leading a successful life.
Ask yourself these five key questions about every major activity you do, and you will find a drastic improvement in your rate of success.
Question 5 does not seem important when deciding which activity to conduct, but you need to have as much clarity on how you will celebrate as you do about the activity itself.
Always, take some time out to celebrate your accomplishment. Not- just when you do something big, but even your small achievements. This helps to enhance your enthusiasm and also makes you look forward to completing the activity that you have taken up…
Be clear about your reason for doing something and then enjoy the process- your actions and the results.
About the Author:
Sandhya Bhat MSc, CSSMBB, CSSE has developed several new (under patent filing) and enhanced existing strategic methodologies to improve technology and human capital utilization, produce greater ROI on investments and streamline service delivery. She is an acclaimed author, speaker, a sought after thought leader and an avid world traveler.
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