It’s such a competitive market for job seekers, no matter the industry. Winning professionals who find themselves employed—whether in a down economy or not—are often good at self-promotion and marketing, almost like a good salesman can convince a snowman to buy ice. From their confidence to their pitch to their strategy, you can take a cue from tactics sales professionals use when you’re searching for your next job opportunity.
Career expert Rich Jones knows a thing or two on how to do that. He details on Ebony.com how you can streamline your efforts and get real results:
Track Your Outreach
It doesn’t matter if you do with Excel, a Word document or a notepad. Every time you apply to a job, you need to record it. Your goal with this is not only to sit back and say, “I applied to some jobs today,â€ but to see how many applications it takes to generate activity (an interview). Though it may take some time, you can set a goal. It could be something like, “For every 10 applications I send out, I’d love to get one interview.â€
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