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JOB BOARDS 101

JOB BOARDS 101


Optimize your career search with a strategy to use Job boards and Job Agents

GETTING READY!!!

Create a current resume.  (That is another class, Don Brock)
Create a personal biography to share with your network.
Include relevant contact information
Create various cover letters that include the contents of your 30 second elevator speech;
I am.....
I do.....
I help....
I need.....
Develop your resume(s):
Resolve to be honest, accurate and complete in all search activities and communications, especially your resume.
Chronicle your career with specific examples of achievement that demonstrate and amplify your skills, abilities and experience.
Solicit peer review and feedback from others, many others.  Measure the quality of your resume(s) against the number of interviews it produces.
Construct and submit a resume responding to the specific needs and requirements of the posted position.
Post and regularly refresh your resume each week on relevant job boards, e.g. Monster, Career Builder and Linkedin, etc.
Draft cover letter(s) with content easily personalized and focused to the specific skills, abilities and experience requirements of the targeted position.
Outline prior success stories that demonstrate your skills, abilities and experience.
Situation or opportunity.
Action taken or strategy adopted.
Result in measurable terms of improved performance.

GET SET!!!!
Computer access
Email Account(s) (professional address)
Contact manager (MS Outlook or similar)
Filing system, electronic, spreadsheet, e-mail, & paper
Calendar

CONTENT IN A CUT AND PASTE FORMAT
Resume, in a pretty web version 2-pages.  And a version with KEY WORDS for the web
Cover letters
T-Letter Content to cut and paste into on line applications.
KEY WORDS AND TITLES THAT DESCRIBE YOU

Clearly define and articulate your career goals; construct a "mission statement" or "statement of purpose" easily communicated and transferable within an e-mail.
Keep a schedule!!
Develop a "Target List"
Follow-up with resume, email, and personal note.
Monitor the job boards.
Monster, Career Builder, etc.  (see attached website lists)
Create targeted Search Agents
Adopt Boolean Logic to optimize search criteria.
Create auto job notifications.
Post your resume; update weekly FRIDAY at minimum.

GO!!!!! 

Popular Web Sites
HYPERLINK "http://www.monster.com" www.monster.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.careerbuilder.com" www.careerbuilder.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.6figures.com" www.6figures.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.directemployers.com" www.directemployers.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.4jobs.com" www.4jobs.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.hotjobs.com" www.hotjobs.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.salesladder.com" www.salesladder.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.execunet.com" www.execunet.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.bizjournals.com" www.bizjournals.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.franchise.org" www.franchise.org
HYPERLINK "http://www.dice.com" www.dice.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.jobsusa.com" www.jobsusa.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.jobstor.com" www.jobstor.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.careerconnection.org" www.careerconnection.org
HYPERLINK "http://www.google.com" www.google.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.worksourcejobnet.com" www.worksourcejobnet.com
HYPERLINK "http://www.linkedin.com" www.linkedin.com
HYPERLINK "http://WWW.Jobcentral.com" WWW.Jobcentral.com
Companies that are you key target companies.  Bookmark in your browser.

AGENTS:  A pre-scripted search tool that will do the "Hunting" for you.  Will "Push" the results to your e-mail.

KEY WORDS
Titles that represent you
STRATEGY:   How often to you check?
How often do you update (Every Friday)
How many do you use?

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