In the past few years, the Internet and other technological advances have made finding a job a job in itself. The days of simply responding to a newspaper ad with a cover letter and resume are gone forever. Now more than ever, job seekers must adapt and adjust to a job market in flux. This is especially true when you consider the fact that no one works for the same company all their lives anymore. Our job security is no longer a given. Becoming a better job hunter needs to become a priority for everyone.
Today's job market presents many new demands and challenges for the average job seeker. With so many new technologies and strategies emerging it's hard to keep up. Here's just a few of them;
- You must constantly scan Internet job boards in search of fresh postings
- You must learn to use the new networking tools/websites
- You must create multiple versions of your resume in various formats
- You must be familiar with e-mail etiquette
All of these new rules can be daunting, especially if you haven't had to look for a job in recent years or are just entering the workforce. Those who cannot adapt to this new reality will face extended job hunts and longer periods of unemployment.
So how do you adapt to this new job hunting world?You must become:
- Marketing driven
- Realistic in your goals
Today's job hunt is all about marketing yourself and maximizing your search. As more and more of our job security disappears, you must become responsible for your own career path. You need to take the initiative.
Only the best job hunters will survive & thrive.