Tips on how to make your job search more effective in 2013
Amanda Augustine and Dr. Woody have top 3 job search methods you should be using in your ‘you plan’
- Duration 12:41
- Date Jan 9, 2013
Amanda Augustine and Dr. Woody have top 3 job search methods you should be using in your ‘you plan’
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Welcome back okay searching for a job certainly not easy and here to give us tips about how to make -- most effective and worthwhile is with the latter is Amanda Augustine.
Pretty in purple joining me spent lasting here how are you -- job search proud yeah gasoline outlook -- So what I've learned over the last decade I've worked with the latter's is that they're basically three main ways to go about.
Fighting the most leads -- published as well as hidden in the first is applying and properly following up to online listings.
The second is maximizing your networking with both professional as well as a personal contacts get.
And then the -- is engaging with recruiters -- -- all three of those together you're gonna find mostly south.
There I love and they -- properly following up let me outline let's statement had a -- what is the best way to do that.
So what I recommend is that if you are gonna for the cover letter together when she should she don't know the recruiter will read it or not -- better have one if their average not a time that they -- look at the cover letter if they look at it.
We know that here at the letters we did -- survey that said.
We looked at how long recruiters of looking at your resonating and we asked them Helen do you think you look at it makes that a minute her resonate well turned out to be six seconds 62 sit at a left off severe media outlet and they are getting out is it worth my -- and not worth my time flat so.
It and we and we also found about 50% of recruiters say cover letters must happen 50% admit they never look at it.
You don't know -- you're dealing with the better half one and what should it look like I personally recommend having three sections first says.
Why an interest in the job and proves that I've done my research about the -- that the confidential job about the industry coming sentences and say.
Three sentences and -- -- -- first aircraft the middle section is more about showing.
This is what you're looking for and this is how I think that so I actually like to use -- T format where you make a columnist says.
These are your requirements d.s -- my qualifications.
-- literally two to columns in the middle.
And then your third brings it home that says I would love to put my unique skills and experience to work to provide value -- your employer.
Most important part though is actually have a call -- action at the end I would follow up -- this job in.
Ex date which is normally about one business week where there's a close date on the top three days after the close to -- If ever onward to do you suggest it would be awfully easy for the job -- produced find.
-- -- -- year literally doing educate more accurately.
Even giving them the next course of action saying that I'm gonna -- yes that the -- still -- the only court but you can me if you have any questions but I know I'm gonna follow up with you.
And it's not -- to thank you try and reach out afterward and music to columns you literally mean.
On half of the page for you asked for this and then the other half and I bring this this -- that exactly.
And if that doesn't it doesn't allow you to do that feature a plain text version I make -- three bullet points as to what you're looking for and then directly below that triple points it's telling me those athletes really clever.
It just a viewer chat coming in isn't anyone listening to our -- for a job I would recommend you delete your FaceBook saying ha ha yes yes I have well.
What I would say is that you have to look at it every -- -- out there and yet decide is it for -- use or is it for personal use but FaceBook is also part of the networking patents it is out is that I don't -- completely discount social media no not at all it's not.
There was a survey done this past summer that statins over 800.
HR professionals and recruiters in the unites states.
And they found the job site survey and they found that 92%.
Those polled said yes we're using social media to recruit and so.
Using only one method if you're only applying to jobs online if you're only networking worker fully engaging recruiters you're really doing a third of of what's possible help you -- the -- you want to dabble in all of them because like you said earlier you don't know what the employers going to be looking at right you can't.
Take your chances -- on higher ground exactly and you wanna use them in tandem.
-- they found that your ten times more likely to get a call back.
If you have an employee referral with your application we -- exactly exactly someone here who can actually mentioning.
That's why it's really important to your research before you actually applied to a job.
It's not a confidential listing you wanna find out do you know anyone in your network right who is from that company what -- not us some tips to take full advantage of -- online.
Possible jobs so I think the first part is understand what companies really interest you.
And look on Twitter to -- that companies posting jobs there on their interest page.
You wanna look at -- and -- -- as well advertisement traditional online sources I mean you wanna find.
Different only sources that are posting jobs and you want to create seats searches that are customized based on what you are qualified to do.
I just thinking I'm getting stressed out you know I'm not looking for a job -- because that it's so multifaceted.
Life these days.
That you have to be if it's not as simple as calling somebody or vaccine -- -- We're talking about email possibly smelling -- up checking Twitter checking -- it's.
-- good if replying to a lot of jobs that wants you have to keep this up but all of.
-- essentially had a employers and that's why I think this the second -- of applying to jobs is really making sure when you're gonna put the time to actually apply to that job yet mixture to job -- -- for.
If they say the NBA is required it's a must happen you don't have that.
That is a waste of your time and in time is money in the top search.
The best way to show off your expertise.
So I think that goes into the networking really.
You want to make sure you have a polished online profile that's going to.
Really aligned with your job schools and it's gonna highly relevant skills sets and their qualifications.
So that recruiters are looking at those sites are gonna find you.
But also so when -- networking that you are strengthening your personal brands -- so make sure it's an alignment with your resume and -- That is the real estate you're using on those profiles is high relating to the most important experience and achievements that are most relevant -- -- I -- you're doing your research for those companies what are some towards that you recommend that make it easier.
Resources like evolved for instance glass door the -- glass store are really great -- from -- trying to get the sense of company culture yes because you wanna make sure that this -- -- -- -- -- -- talking recruiters we know there's was 8020 -- for everything there's an 8020 rule when it comes to recruiting.
You get a face to face interview 20% of that time is spent confirming that you really have the technological skill -- that the pre screened euphoric.
80% of that time is trying to determine.
Are you gonna fit in with this team because you -- have the best deals in the world but if you're not gonna work public -- -- nothing's gonna get -- So you wanna make sure it's the -- working environment for you and -- you're both gonna feel comfortable in this relationship.
And when you get frustrated which everybody.
Searching for a job does yes.
Hi Dina wants take a break -- call it -- went to get out.
Well I think you need to take a step back I think everyone's gonna have about today.
But if you have a bad day at work normally come back the next day and you have to do double work time right -- actually putting more effort.
Because you need to get back on track you have schools to book lost same thing happens with the job search.
You may need to take -- step backing me need to take a break need to keep yourself whole weekend off and they didn't have to come back with got guns blazing you have to actually double your efforts.
And also identify what are you doing that's not working.
And what aren't you doing enough and that's really -- and what I call harnessing the power of three he's an alternate methods to look.
-- yet not -- -- just -- -- stay with us but we'll bring you into the segments while but Michael Woodward doctor would be is here joining us.
And she was talking about search for yourself find out what you're doing wrong when you're doing right.
And that's part -- the -- that we're implementing in 2013 happy new year.
Happy new year cute -- it's been a -- also how we do our best ourselves in 2013.
As you mentioned the big challenges this time a year we're all making New Year's resolutions.
And would drive me crazy when it comes to the job search is that.
Does New Year's resolutions especially with your resolving to get a new job orders get back out on the market they tended to kind of lofty invade and regular MD -- -- So what I'm saying is I don't want to hear your resolving get a job in 2030 and -- here what is your plan for getting a job in 2013 and it's gotta start.
With the clear and specific destination.
So what does it actually look like so that you have a target to focus -- Yes -- literature class you're writing something you must have a point.
And it is us that's a good in Belgium and thought about that liturgy because I houses that have actually had several they're not all successful.
Are right I got it good piece of advice.
Imminent go to the chat -- -- -- -- from me big many 323 I think many RA I remember the -- on you have to do is work hard today need letters.
After your name.
And you still haven't not yet degrees degrees and degrees and then some people say that those degrees aren't even worth it.
You know we're going back says maybe if -- -- actually up & Associates degree those jobs are really bad right now but thanks for reading and big -- and you also say.
Twenty million folks can't find one job in some are worried about finding -- second job.
And that was backed -- -- -- spreading they've been.
-- customer -- we're back here -- so what is questions you should ask yourself when -- do start feeling stuck in your career studying data that's what since.
Here's the challenges at times we can be our own worst enemy by holding ourselves back.
Beginning in the year first you need to look back and think about what are the things that you didn't do.
That may need to start doing what are some of things you did that didn't work out so the toughest thing is facing ourselves in the -- and I -- the psychologists here but.
It's true -- -- And then indexing is you ask yourself those -- what things that that made me feel stuck what are some of the things.
That I wasn't proactive enough about what sort of things were counterproductive and start thinking about would -- need to do moving forward so things like.
Just committing it to specific.
Actions that's what people don't do.
And a lot of this is that -- demand -- was -- price you have to fire up your network.
My opinion yet and even before you get to firing at the network first of all when it comes a -- make sure you have some specific details around those activities you need to do.
Like -- -- your resonate.
Joining a job board like the -- for example.
Or getting out and making this context he's safe and making contacts isn't just about.
Well you know hopping online are calling some friends -- you've got to be very focused and deliberate about it -- need to set an actual schedule.
Because your job is getting a job this year.
And now it is -- job and a menu you don't the answer to this.
Should you basically say from nine to five Monday through Friday I'm gonna be working on getting a job.
Is it that much time how much times.
We be -- hair you know.
I think -- numbers and most most job seekers dropped jaws drop.
On average -- their employees.
You're supposed to be spending fifteen to twenty hours a week and if you're unemployed it's 35 to forty hours a week so.
Yes but that doesn't mean you're sitting in front of a computer that whole time hitting apply.
That means -- following up on leads to having a phone calls your network you're taking a friend out to lunch to pick their brain about it is everything exactly.
Up actually -- together and you really look at the activities as doctor woody said and you break it down by activity.
It's not use in in private computer.
And I'm excited to put your -- brains together none a free career events that you're hosting on the -- Later this week at Grand Central station so that's -- -- and the latter's.
So that's got had a had a -- -- know more about.
Well that is gonna be from nine to 3 OPEC at Grand Central Terminal and enhances -- to celebrate the latter's tenure anniversary of the original audiences Centennial for Grand Central Terminal -- -- it's gonna be very exciting amid -- I'll be there along with a lot of top employers recruiters experts all helping people figure out.
How to get that new job in the new year and what type of things dukes is really about.
Educating people helping them figure out what the need to do differently violence preached -- -- it's gonna be fancy French it treats.
I don't know that -- facts not -- vice president votes yeah.
-- sent our it will take some accident to you for coming on I am amid a feeling that it -- the best friend.