Just as the competent sailor must select their destination in order to have a successful voyage, so must the productive and efficient job seeker know what is a right work opportunity to identify, proceed toward…and secure! While this seems like an incredible over-simplification, mere ‘common sense,’ it is knowledge that eludes most unemployed people. You see, when you’re employed you tend to assume that your employer will help you to navigate those ‘next steps’ in your career.
Thursday, August 30th… A LinkedIn PRIMER: Task #2 and 3: Conducting an organized and efficient “campaign” using LI functionality
Ah, but when you’ve lost your job, your fellow employees, and your employer… WHOA… the rules seem to have changed!
While a sailor’s journey could be defined by its destination, his success is determined by the course he selects, and, most significantly, having an appropriate ship to make the passage as smooth as possible.
In Steps #1 and #2 of our 12-step process we learn to assess (know the features of our ship) and set our objective (select our destination and course) so that we can develop a GREAT Resume, one that allows our future employer to help navigate our journey, thus we embrace the OTHER job market!
Many people are confused about their career direction. That’s okay. You can leave your overly-broad branding on LinkedIn until you figure out what you want to be when you grow up — at least for this job search!
Read LinkedIn profiles to spot job titles, job descriptions and specific responsibilities that sound like a fit for you. Now, brand yourself for the jobs you really want — not every job you’re qualified for:
- Freelance Travel Writer and Editor
- Sales Manager for Pharma/Neutraceuticals
- Office Manager/Bookkeeper Seeking Overbooked CEO to Support
- Startup Marketing Manager with Press Contacts
Your LinkedIn branding is important because it tells the world how you see yourself.
Everyone else will see you the same way the minute you stand in your power and tell us “Here I am!”
Just what IS a right work opportunity for YOU?