Tips for the unemployed job seeker
Abridged: Star Tribune
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Paul DeBettignies, managing partner, Nerd Search, LLC and an IT search firm recruiter for eight years, says finding a job is a contact sport. The more people you are in contact with the better the odds of a short job search. Making contacts is part of a plan that unemployed workers need to develop. Another part of the plan involves following a daily routine.
"When you had a job, you had a routine," says DeBettignies. "You woke at a certain time, left for work at a certain time. Keep a routine that has you doing your job search and getting out of the house." Details are important. Track every resume submittal, phone call, contact made. Know who you have sent a resume to and when so you can follow up. Keep this information by the phone. If a call comes in, you want to know what resume was sent to this company and for what position.
Look outside your contacts and try new methods as well, such as Joining social/professional networking sites, using the newspaper, searching the internet, joining a job club, contacting nonprofit agencies and attending business or networking event. Don't forget the people in your world such as accountants, real estate agents, health club members or hairdressers. These people interface with many others on a daily basis. They're likely to have a wide network of their own - be sure to tap them as you reach out.
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