Happy Job Hunt 2010!
Here's a list of job-hunting resolutions from Job.com . ok, so yeah, I actually added one.
- I will review which tactics did and did not yield results in 2009, and I will work to understand how I might improve in those areas that did not do as well as I had hoped.
- I will set myself weekly goals during my job search and keep to their deadlines.
- I will consider my job search a full-time job and will not become complacent with my current situation. I will prioritize my job search above television, video games, or recreational internet use.
- I will not spam my resume to companies where I am seeking employment. Instead, I will tailor my resume to each company, so that my relevant skills are stressed for each specific position of department. The company will know I am serious and intent on working there.
- I will send thank-you cards after every interview, whether I thought the interview went well or poorly.
- I will start attending more job fairs and networking events, including those that may put me outside of my traditional industry.
- I will start considering a wide array of employment opportunities, instead of only the areas I've been used to.
- I will provide or demonstrate my value to my newly-made contacts first, before asking for their help.
- I will meet, whether by phone,direct e-mail, or in person, three new people who can help me in my job search each week.
- I will not depend on my network to find a job for me, but will view it as one of several methods of finding employment.
- I will become a fan of Job.com on Facebook to receive up to date job market information and exclusive career advice.
- I will do volunteer work to keep myself busy, and to also answer the question interviewers will put to me regarding what I have been up to recently in my unemployment.
- I will ask friends or family to give me full and honest criticism of my resume and of my interview tactics, even if it may be difficult to hear.
- I will be open to exploring many new options in the job market, understanding that there may be interesting opportunities beyond my traditional field.
- I will not become frustrated with my job search, or, if I do, I will not take out that frustration on my friends or family.
- I will follow David on twitter