“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” –Norman Vincent Peale
Below are three tips that give your job search some shape and oomph.
1. Conduct informational interviews
This means you MUST seek out all the help you can get from those who are making positive strides in the field. This is far from seeking employment. It’s about searching for information. Know what the real world of work looks like and what is required of those in that field.
Getting to know the career field you want to follow will require more than classroom theory. Many of those who are working, know this better. They discovered that academic theory didn’t help them much. What is required is professionalism and/or relevancy. Something that only those in the filed can share with you.
2. Get LinkedIn into your job search
There’s a gold mine, right there. Used properly this tool can bring life into your job hunt and increase the prospects of you landing a successful job search. This is where professionals talk and mean business. Create and be serious about building your professional identity.
This is what successful job search will require of you. It helps you create an online presence. Professionally nonetheless. Be active while on LinkedIn. Network and utilize your contacts. Unlike Facebook and other platforms, here you create meaningful, businesslike contacts based on quality not quantity.
3. Use job boards
It will cost you to really succeed in your job search. Spend time following a few job boards. The nicest thing about these job boards, is that there are industry specific sites. Study these and you are closer to succeeding than most who just want out of unemployed fiasco.