This past week, we waited for the Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, to give us some news. Instead, he essentially told us that we should wait and see what will happen. So where does that leave those of you who are worried about the economy, keeping your jobs or finding employment? How much do we need to rely on our leaders to make decisions for us in our daily lives? Mostly, what does that mean to those of you who are still looking for a job?
It means that we still need to do our own work to search and find jobs in a competitive and tough marketplace. Neither the Government nor the Federal Reserve is going to get you a job. I work with people who are frustrated and fearful about getting a job. To boost their job search, I use two check lists that present a system in searching for a job. I divided the two check lists into terms of traditional and non-traditional job search strategies that help job seekers find the hidden job market. Finding the hidden job market requires creativity, courage and confidence to try different technologies and tools to connect with hiring managers.
I want to share these check lists. Each shows the top 5 strategies. [Read more...]