How do you intend to pursue these job opportunities? What is your job hunting strategy? Let me tell you what is working. Or let us start with what have the least chance of working.
The five most ineffective job search strategies are these:
* Internet- posting your C.V/Resume on the Internet, and expect potential employer to visit the board/site and make a choice, depending on the match between your skills and their requirements.
* Mailing out Resume CV to employers at random (Resume blasting).
* Answering ads in professional/trade journals.
* Responding to Newspaper ads. The higher the salary/position, the lower the success rate.
* Using employment agencies. Again, the higher the salary/position, the lower the success rate.
The best five ways to search for a job:
* Ask for job leads from family, friends, people you know, etc – “Do you know of any job at the place where you work, or elsewhere?” 33% success rate
* Knocking on the door of any employer, factory, office etc, whether they are known to have vacancy or not. 47% success rate
* Identifying subject/field of interest, identifying employers on that field and calling on them to ask if you they are hiring for the position you desire and that you know you can do well. 69% success rate.
* Do the above in a group with other job hunters. 76% success rate
* Doing a life- changing job search (identifying your skills, proffered places, interest and acceptable working environment and going after the job you desire) 86% success rate.
However, there is still a better method: combining the strategies.
A fact never to be forgotten: the major difference between successful and unsuccessful job seekers is not some factors out there, or the ‘barrier’ listed earlier. It is the way they go about their job hunt. A successful job search requires organization and effort.
Job search requires that you develop a new set of priorities and schedules. Be aware that there will be distractions. Just about anything will sound better than looking for work. Don’t be fooled, your number one priority is finding that new job. Don’t let anything get in your way. Here are some tips:
* Establish measurable goals.
* Make yourself accountable.
* Keep accurate records.