THR Partners, Executive Search Firm specializing in the HVAC, Appliance, and Commercial Restaurant Equipment Industries
It is important to know what successful job seekers are doing that you may not be doing in order to help escalate your search. After reviewing their actions and activities we’ve realized the significance of the number SIX as follows:
- Spending a minimum of SIX hours on their job search DAILY
- Utilizing SIX different methods of finding a job including:
- Job Boards
- Employment Pages on Web Sites
- Direct Marketing to Hiring Authorities
- Consistently working their Professional Network
- Consistently working their Personal Network
- Social Media i.e. LinkedIn, Facebook etc.
- Minimum standard of SIX interviews each month (often more)
- Attended SIX networking, job fairs or social functions monthly
- Completed the SIXTEEN STEP PROCESS in our Career Portal in SIX weeks or less
You can learn from these individuals that were in the same situation as you just a few weeks ago. Follow their lead and give yourself the best gift of all in the New Year – a New Job!
GOAL SETTING FOR 2012 It’s time to write and read your new goals for 2012. If you have not yet written down specific goals, commit today to get them written BEFORE 1.1.12. Your goals should include any and all areas that are most important to you. Examples: Career, Financial, Personal, Health, Spiritual, Philanthropic, Education, etc. Write down your ten non-negotiable goals and follow them with 4 – 5 Action Items and Completion Dates. If you don’t write them down, or include dated Action Items – there is a chance they will only have the longevity of some New Year’s Resolutions. Lastly, post them where you can read them as you are conducting your job search efforts. These goals remind you WHY it is important for you to focus on your Job Search to turn the goals you’ve set into your reality in 2012.
During our last Job Seeker Webinar we discussed Seven New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make to obtain better results in your job search. If you missed the training webinar, the recorded call and handouts will soon be loaded into the Library of our Career Portal under Job Search Solutions. Our primary goal is to help you find employment and implementing the resolutions suggested during this program is a great way to begin 2012!
Life is often like a roller coaster filled with ups and downs. Everyone has challenges whether it is their job search, finances, health, marriage or personal issues. Right now, your challenge is your job search and we will do all we can in the coming weeks to help you!
We wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy, Blessed Holiday Season and a new wonderful job in 2012!
Use this URL to access the recording of “7 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make”: www.thrpartnerscareercenter.com/library.php?topic=job_search_solutions
It is easy to blame your circumstances or outside sources as the reason for not finding a job. However, it’s the choices you make that have the greatest impact on your search.
- Do you choose to only utilize job boards?
- Do you choose to wait until January to continue your search?
- Do you choose to only communicate by email?
- Do you choose to use the same methods that are not working?
- Do you choose to justify you lack of results?
There are many situations throughout your job search that are uncomfortable and somewhat defeating. It is important for you to realize that you have 100% control over the choices you make each day.
- Choose to add people to your network daily.
- Choose to use many different techniques to find a job.
- Choose to only spend 10% of your time on job boards.
- Choose to market yourself directly to hiring authorities.
- Choose to spend 35-40 hours on your job search weekly.
- Choose to schedule informational interviews.
- Choose to set minimum result standards daily.
The choices you make not only impact your job search, they define the person you become! Starting today, only make choices that move your job search forward.
MUST READ The Sixteen Step Process for finding a job WILL help you with your search. Read the articles listed in each step of this process as well as the articles that are included in our Career Portal Library. These techniques work for Professional Recruiters and they will also provide you with results.
Use this URL to access the various articles: www.thrpartnerscareercenter.com
During our weekly job seeker live webinars, our trainer has picked up on some negative attitudes from some of the job seekers who are asking questions. Our fear is that potential employers might also pick up on these negative vibes and impact their decision to hire or not to hire. We understand this is a very difficult time of year to be unemployed. We understand that many of you are sick and tired of your family and friends asking you if you are still looking for a job. We understand how frustrating it is to be rejected and not receive a job offer. It’s easy to focus on what has and is going wrong with your job search.
However, it’s time to realize you have NO control over the job market, or the decisions made by hiring authorities. You DO have 100% control over how you choose to react. Their decisions can become learning experiences to improve your search efforts, or they can destroy you. The choice is yours to make.
Your attitude depends 10% of what
happens to you and 90% on how you choose to react. Often the best decision is to refuse to react at all and just continue your efforts. The job seekers who are receiving job offers have just decided to get rejected more than you have! Each no and each experience with rejection puts you that much closer to getting a yes. Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. Get out there and escalate your search efforts during the Holidays.
When you meet people and they ask you about your job search, smile and tell them it’s been a real adventure being a free agent in the open job market. If you appear sad and depressed people will avoid making contact with you. Appear happy and approachable and then turn the attention to them and ask them about themselves. If you let someone talk about themself, they like you more and will be more apt to provide you with leads, referrals and networking possibilities. Make sure you take your resume cards with you to every event! You can obtain 250 free cards with our new vendor and only pay for shipping.
Use this URL to access the Resume Cards: