Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Help! I Need a Job Checklist!

With the Orlando Job Fair and Employment Seminar coming up in less than 2 weeks, I thought it would be a good time to get you guys on pace and start looking at some action items to get you in shape for a job this summer. If you are coming from the Employment Guide Newsletter, welcome to the Orlando JobSpot. Feel free to poke around and check out our tips, tactics and advice on looking for a job and as always, leave your feedback in the comments to get personalized answers and advice.

If you are spending your waking hours looking under every stone for a great opportunity in Central Florida, then you know first hand how hard it can be. We have put together this checklist to make your efforts that much more effective. If you want to learn more about these tips, come to one of our educational job seeking sessions at the Job Fair on July 28th.

Have Multiple Resumes and Multiple Objectives
If you are applying to multiple jobs online with the same resume and same objective, you may not be getting the response that you could. By personalizing your resume and objective you are showing an employer that you care about the position they are offering and are presenting the skills and experience that you can bring into that position.

Utilize the Known and Unknown of the Internet
Using sites like LinkedIn and Twitter, you can find a world of information and also leverage contacts to find great new opportunities. Joining niche social networks like HealthCareerWeb.com for health care professionals or doterati.com for Interactive Marketers will put you into the same room and conversation as other like minded professionals. Follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/orlandoeg) and see how we can help you out.

Leverage Events and Offline Networking
By joining associations, volunteering and attending networking events you are increasing your visibility and meeting new people that can help you along in your career. Find great events and groups that interest you on sites like Meetup, Upcoming or the Central Florida Community Guide.

Get Jobs Hand Picked and Delivered To You Everyday
By joining programs like EmploymentGuide.com’s Job Alerts allows jobs to be sent to you everyday to save time and give you a jump start to applying to jobs as they become available. By tailoring your search to only jobs you will love, you can be on the right path to being in that career.

Make Job Fairs Count
With so much to do and so much going on, job fairs can get overwhelming. Go in with a plan! Research the companies, see what jobs they offer and find out what you can bring to their company. Use those custom resumes and objectives to grab the recruiter’s attention and be sure to find a way to follow up.

Pre-register for our July 28th Orlando Job Fair here.

-Greg

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