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Recent Grads: Emergency Rx For Your Job Hunt
If we all know that the most effective way to find a “decent” job is through who we know, why do so many of us wait to begin our job hunt until after graduation?
Finding a great job means making a match between your particular set of personality type, skills, interests and values and the job requirements and culture offered by an employer. In a perfect world, you would graduate having already developed an effective network of people who know the kind of work you're looking for and what you have to offer. It's not a perfect world, though, and you may find yourself resorting to strategies designed not to help you find a great job, but just to help you find any job. The trouble with these strategies is that potential employers can smell desperation, and this puts you and your future at a disadvantage.
Sending out lots of resumes and cover letters?
* Cold-calling HR managers?
* Starting to widen the scope of jobs you're applying?
* Realizing that you're getting off-track in your job search?
Personal Branding allows you to take control of your current job search, and of your longer-term career planning. If you have a resume and cover letter prepared, you already have a good deal of the information you need to get your personal brand on the fast-track. When you learn about creating an effective personal brand, you learn how to incorporate traditional job hunting strategies into your long-term personal and career planning. Personal branding fast-tracks your job hunt by integrating online communication tools so your message is working for you around the clock.
A few basic online tools, combined with a targeted marketing plan will help put your job hunt back on track. More information and resources to help you with your personal brand can be found at CampbellDuke Personal Branding (www.CampbellDuke.com)
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CampbellDuke Personal Branding empowers job hunters, career changers and solopreneurs to follow their dreams. Elizabeth Campbell Duke provides personal consultations, corporate workshops and motivational speaking.