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Knobull Promotes Tips To Maximize Job Search Success
Where should you start when it comes to a modern job-searching strategy? Check out what professional recruiters are saying in industry publications, trusted news sources, and LinkedIn blogs:
1. It's your job to identify your career goals.
It can be tempting to jump straight into job hunting, especially if you're burned out in your current position. Set aside some downtime to write out professional goals that are a natural extension of your authentic personal brand. You can request the Knobull Personal Branding survey to help guide this effort.
"Recruiters can only know your goals if you know them, so take some time to think about what your professional and career goals are," says Lynn Bentley, president of Knobull, a leading academic search engine that aims to guide students and recent graduates who will also enhance career growth.
What industry or niche is it in? What kind of company do you want to work for? Answering these kinds of questions will help you find the right recruiter. Knobull provides access to JobStars career coaching to guide the planning and career search process.
2. Don't be shy about connecting with recruiters and hiring professionals on LinkedIn.
It's no shock that LinkedIn is the social site you can't afford to ignore. According to the platform's own statistics, 77% use LinkedIn. These mind-blowing facts indicate just how important it is for you to update and adjust your LinkedIn profile.
Every time a recruiter contacts you, you can be sure that they've looked at your profile. Your LinkedIn profile will act as a validator in that you are a real person. Development and/or refinement of your LinkedIn profile is another service provided by JobStars.
3. Self-awareness leads to self-fulfillment.
Do you know what the number one leadership skill is? Self-awareness. When you are self-aware, you aren't likely to start wavering. You know who you are, what your goals are, and how you plan to achieve them. When it comes to job searching, you know exactly what you bring to the table and how it can benefit employers.
So, think about what makes you unique, and ask for input from those who know you best. For instance, maybe you're passionate about environmental issues and you have promoted sustainability tips for families on social media sites.
Bentley concluded. "The job market is still in your favor and will be for at least the next few months. If you've been hemming and hawing about testing the waters, put these three tips into practice to ensure smooth sailing."