HOW PEOPLE FIND
by Stefanie Spikell,
The William Shakespeare of Resume Writing/Career Coaching
In a New York Times
survey, it was determined that most people find jobs through
networking. In fact, the greater majority find them this way.
Advertisements - 11%
Search Firms - 12%
Other - 9%
Internet - 4%
Are you doing everything you can to network and find the
right connections? Itís clear that just going through the
motions on the internet or in other ways is not going to get you
that next great job. You
must tell everyone you know that you are looking and you should
go to as many networking meetings as possible.
Always have your business cards available a donít be
stingy about handing them out!
next great job is not going to happen overnight.
The average time for job transition is 5.5 months. So you
must be diligent, persistent, and positive!
Another thing you should be aware of is that online job sites
produce few jobs. This
are the stats according to the Wall Street Journal:
Monster - 1.4%
Hotjobs - 0.39%
CareerBuilder - 0.29%
HeadHunter - 0.27%
Remember, YOU are in charge of your job search. Start with a top
notch resume, use all your connections, and know that it may
take some time, but you WILL succeed.
Stefanie Spikell, owner of two
Expert Resumes and
Clear Communications Business Consulting
is a noted business/careers coach, management consultant and
resume writer. In her 20-year career, she has managed marketing
communications departments for major engineering firms, taught
at the university level, published hundreds of business-related
reports and articles, and written thousands of winning resumes.