Before You Develop Your New Year’s Career Resolutions, Read This!

Spartans Helping Spartans

By Karen J. Reiff, MCC, ACRW, JCTC (Guest Blogger)

With my head full of ideas, I share my favorite take-aways from the recent Career Thought Leaders Conference for job-seekers:

  1. You must grow your own muscles – a coach can assist you, but you have to do the lifting
  2. Recruiting is broken; your own job search isn’t. Monster and Career Builder fundamentally ruined the job search process.
  3. Run your career like a business- think more like the plumber: I am the expert you need
  4. Create dragon-slaying stories: “I came, I saw, I conquered”
  5. Branding is YOUR responsibility – the narrow your brand, the better
  6. You need the right tools to conduct a successful job search
  7. Tools include: creative, accomplishments-based resume, cover letter, bio, complete LinkedIn Profile AND a referral-based job search strategy.
  8. Black holes really do exist- every time a job seeker posts a resume to an online job posting, the likelihood…

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