Weekly Career Tip: Job Search Strategies

If your job search consists solely of finding and applying for jobs online, you may be working hard, but you’re not working smart. The most effective job search will employ a variety of strategies. Here is a list of several things you can do to make sure you’re using a varied approach to your job search:

1. Apply for jobs online, using a variety of job banks and databases.
2. Reach out to your contacts to let them know what you’re looking for and ask about leads.
3. Conduct informational interviews as a way to find out helpful information that will allow you to tailor your application materials.
4. Consider using social media in your job search.
5. Stay active in the field by volunteering, reading relevant material, and /or attending events. This will demonstrate a genuine interest in the field and may help you meet valuable contacts.
6. Keep a record of all of your job search activities.

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