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To get into this magical forest we call the recruiting pipeline, you need to find those that have what you want, or have them find you to give you what you want
You need a methodical job search strategy in place to plant all the seeds and turn over all the rocks
Day one farming of potential job leads can blossom 6 weeks later into an opportunity so stick with it once you get going
Don’t “spray and pray” on job boards, it’s the laggard in the job-hunting game
Control your narrative and brand, and ensure the hiring team will be directed toward the perception of you that you wish for them to perceive
Be strategic and be intentional during your job search.
You are no longer your profession, you are in sales and in the business of selling yourself during this transition
The average job hunt is 2-9 months, let’s make sure yours is on the front end of that timeline
Always be up-skilling, improve your worth, improve your salary
Keep a brag book with metrics and successes
Be pragmatic and direct with your initial comms and interview intentions
Never repeat the same project win during an interview
Your resume summary should sell your value to a specific role handling specific responsibilities
Reverse-engineer the job description to layer in transferable wins and skills to your resume
Only use action and result statements for your experience section
The resume is the meal, the interview is where you discuss the ingredients of these neat accomplishments
Less is more but that less better be super impactful, unique, and relatable…don’t bog down the reader, use the least amount of verbiage to get your value across
Remember the four levels you are selling to: the ATS, sourcers, recruiters and hiring managers
Too much technical speak won’t get past the first three levels
Research people doing things you want to do and reach out to them with something interesting to them and keep it up
Do this with a bunch of people
Look at their LinkedIn profiles and find your skill gaps, now start acquiring the most relevant ones
Finally, invest in yourself
People spend $1,000 on landscapers to clear out their yards every spring, so why not invest in your livelihood?
Your livelihood is at stake. Time is at stake. And we all know you can’t afford to waste any time while we’re here.
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