Thursday, February 16, 2012

Leaving No Stone Unturned

Recently I met with a new client, and discovered to my amazement that she is not familiar with LinkedIn. She has been unemployed for over 6 months and until we began to work together, her networking consisted of talking to a few friends about her skills and on their suggestions sending resumes into the black holes of online job boards. She is also looking in the private section only; her spouse told her that securing a state or federal position takes too long. Had she started a good search 6 months ago in both the federal and private worlds, she might just have secured a good position by now, especially since she has skills that are somewhat in demand. This client has not understood up to now the importance of leaving no stone unturned! The modern job hunt today requires paying attention to any and every possible job source. It takes time, skills an dedication. You work at least 40 hours per week; be prepared to search 40 hours per week.

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