Everyone needs support to merge through life’s wonderful journey as we merge, move, and escalate in our personal and professional life. At no other time is support most beneficial than when we are job searching or seeking to change careers.
Coming together at a job club, such as Clarksville, Tennessee’s own, Career Talk and Tea that was held last Saturday, participants can expect to reap many benefits that scream all things wonderful. Think about these five things that motivated job seekers and career changers can gain from attending a job search support club.
Learn how to look and listen. It’s okay to come to the job club and look and listen. Some attendees may not have any specific questions but are interested in soaking up information on the best practices, social media dos and don’ts and job-winning ways that others are securing competitive salaries and employment offers. Also see the book, Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a time by Keith Ferazzi.
Learn how to test out your preconceived ideas about how to develop professionally. Some are still stuck in the 90’s and early 2000’s in their ideas about job search and have no idea how to secure a job worth its weight in salt. According to Harvard Business School, 65% to 85% of jobs are found through networking. A successful job search requires a team effort. Also see the site on Google to identify people who share your career passion by searching find people on plus dot com.
Learn how to meet new people and expand your business network with the sole purpose of demonstrating your subject matter expertise. Sharing your 30 second professional self with strangers is a great way to tout your own horn. It helps others see you as the skills practitioner that you also want recruiters and HR personnel to see. Also help others to find you based on your skills sets by registering on gpeep dot com.
Learn how to build your reputation as a subject matter expert, so that companies will find you based on your skills via social networks including LinkedIn, Google Plus, Twitter, and Facebook. Also read trade journals to gain valuable inside industry information about your industry by going to technorai dot com or alltop dot com.
Learn how to enhance your personal marketing plan to get others who can assist you in your quest to obtain a job. Of key importance is to have a strategic sets of networking business cards and a professional head-shot. Also follow us by subscribing to this article feed to continue to garner career insight to help you merge into your next professional position.
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