How To Strategize Your Job Search

Monday, March 22, 2021
When you’re hunting for a new job, the biggest challenges are always knowing where to start, how to get organized, and figuring out the most effective way to approach your job search. In this article, I share a helpful structure and approach that can maximize your ability to land the right new job.

Identify your job goals—and share them with your network

Start by thinking critically about what you are searching for in your next position, and create a document outlining what is most important to you. Here are the key elements:

  • Outline a list of the job titles, industries, and companies you are targeting.
  • Identify what is important to you in your next role.
  •  List your must-haves: are they location, industry, salary, health insurance, flexible PTO?
  • Identify those things you would be willing to forgo, understanding that in such a competitive market, there will likely be things you have to compromise on.

Once this document is complete, share it widely with your network. Send it in an email to close friends, family members, former coworkers, and anyone else who may be willing to help you with your job search. People can’t help you if they don’t have a clear understanding of what you’re looking for. Ask if they know of any companies that match this description and find out if they’re hiring—or, most important, if they can make a referral.

See the resource section at the end of this article for an example of a “Job Search Goals” list, written for an event planning job...

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