22 Tips to Refocus and Re-Energize Your Job Search

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Here are some great tips from Brazen Life to step up your job search skills!



22 Tips to Refocus and Re-Energize Your Job Search
Published in Brazen Life, March 28 2012

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Do you wish you could read all the job-hunting books out there, forgo the trial and error of sloppy interviews, and move right to your best self and career?

No need. In response to 22 Game-Changing Job-Search Tips from a Recruiter, I’ve boiled down thousands of pages of advice into 22 game-changing tips that are gaining traction in the real world – tips I’m using in my own job search.

1. Know thyself. Before diving into a job search, take the time to figure out your passions, skills, ideal work environment, ideal colleagues, etc., so you know what you want. Really, it’sthat important. Do not proceed to “Go” until you do this.

2. Get your messaging down. Again, don’t start networking until you do this. Take a good stab at your one-sentence, 30-second, and 1-minute elevator speeches.

3. Now forget your messaging. You’ll sound fake if you recite verbatim your stock answers. If you want to appear warm and personal, be conversational, not scripted.

4. Don’t confuse networking  with relationships. You may have had coffee with someone, but that doesn’t mean you’re BFFs. Keep it professional until it really turns into a friendship.

5. Cultivate relationships. The best way to do this is to figure out ways to help the other person. You’ll build more relationships if you’re giving something back.

6. Don’t go in cold to networking meetings. Unless you want crickets chirping during pregnant pauses, do your homework and prepare some relevant questions ahead of time. Use networking meetings as opportunities to gain information from your questions.

7. Listen much more than you talk. As Mama said, you have two ears and one mouth. Listen in that ratio. Pose your questions, then step back and let the other person answer.


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