In Part 1 of this series, we met Janet and Cori who were both in different places in their careers. Janet, as you may recall, is a brand new grad who is fresh out of school, pumped, and ready to make her mark in nursing. Cori, on the other hand, has been a nurse for a while and is suffering from a bad case of burn-out; as such, Cori has become restless and dissatisfied in her current position. She wants a change but is not sure about what she must do to find her dream job. Both nurses love nursing and want to continue in their chosen profession, helping people. Our challenge is to share different aspects of job hunting that will help them strategically find, apply for, interview, and land their dream job. Thus far, we’ve discussed seven job search strategies.
Be Funny. People love to laugh and it is always memorable. If you see something or find something funny share it on Twitter, even if it doesn’t quite relate to your business connections your followers will still appreciate it.
Almost everything on your website should lead the visitors toward deciding to take that primary action. Nothing on the page should distract them and “lead them off down other trails”.
Choose easily digestible foods that won’t just sit as a lump in your stomach. These might include fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs, and oatmeal. You do not want to fill up on biscuits and gravy.
3) Use your network and ask everyone you know (friends, colleagues, babysitters) if they know of any internships, if any of their friends have interned, or if they have any connections to places that offer Working out together – you never know who a friend of a friend might be.
Now it is only fair I reveal another LinkedIn social networking, business connection secret. As you send out more invites, you can build up a second violation by just having another five “I don’t know you” replies be recorded. Look up the correct email address to send a reply back to, as this notice does not personally mention a forgiveness plea. Make the best pledge you ever made to follow proper procedures concerning spamming and bothering people that you do not know. I cannot guarantee it, but you might have another violation on your record, and yet be able to drive for your networking goals the easy way of not knowing email addresses beforehand..
The LinkedIn app makes it very simple for me to stay connected to new business associates. It allows you to do many of the same things that the website can do. I’m able to log into my LinkedIn app with the touch of a button and send connection request to anybody who is on the network. And yes, I send and answer e-mails using the Dragon Dictation app. Simple.
Think of your resume as a revolving work. Many people don’t expand or change their resume as they gain experience. When updating your resume consider what your strengths are and how you can apply them to your new field. Changing careers can be a rewarding experience, not everyone knows their passion right off the bat. Look into what interests you and research the career opportunities that come with that field. So if you’re an accountant that really wants to be a pastry chef, start by joining a local baking association, or interview a pastry chef in your area. Love golfing, but don’t have the expert swing for the pros? Think about the many other careers within golfing, check out a golf school, and learn how you can transition from a mere hobby to an awe inspiring career all your friends will envy.