Document: • Is your resume up-to-date? Is your LinkedIn profile congruent with your resume? • Keywords, language, and proper formatting are crucial • Recruiters have minutes to review resumes and you don’t want yours ignored • If you have any doubts, hire a professional to create this all important document Connect: • It’s the perfect time to renew old contacts and refresh your current network • Don’t assume people know that you are actively searching for a new position • Schedule coffee at mutually convenient times • Be prepared with a way this contact can be of help, aside from hiring you Assess: • Are your skills current? Consider on-line courses or pursue an advanced certification • Is your field expanding or retracting? Is it time to look beyond the familiar? • What other areas are you curious about? • What’s your “dream” job? Volunteer: • Do you currently volunteer with an organization where you have a high profile? • Roles in membership or as a greeter, offer greater exposure to more people • Look for a new group to lend your skills to • This is an opportunity to make new connections and also contribute your skills
Get out of the house: • Isolation is depressing • On-line job search alone is the least effective way to land a position • Most jobs are found through personal connections/introductions • Block out time daily for a balance of calls, coffee, connection and self-care
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