This course will help you create the tactics of your own job search strategy. Borrow from current and principle-based job search systems to help you get the highest return on the time you spend as you advance in your career and transition quickly to a new role.
Jason Alba is founder of JibberJobber.com, an online relationship manager for professionals to manage their career and job search. Jason is the author of I’m on LinkedIn – Now What??? and coauthor of I’m on Facebook – Now What??? and specializes in helping professionals with career management, network, and personal branding.
Job Search Strategies In this module we're going to talk about specific job search strategies and how to create your own strategy. I'll give you examples of three systems and talk about ideas on how to pick and choose tactics form those systems to make your strategy. This concept is based on the word eclectic. Eclectic means deriving ideas from a broad and diverse range of sources. What I want you to do is gather ideas from lots of places, including this module, and then put together a system that will work for you. Before we go into this I need to say that I cannot do the job search for you. I can give you ideas for systems, strategies, tactics, tools, but when it comes down to it you're the one that has to write the email, you're the one that has to go to networking events, you're the one that has to go to interviews, etc, etc. I can't do it for you, but I can help give you a good foundation. Also, we're going to talk about a number of systems. What I want you to do is pick a system, and then honor the system. I heard this from a speaker who was talking about organizing your office. She said the problem she sees most often is that people pick a system, they try it out for few days or maybe even a week or two, and then they decide they want to do another system. That can go on multiple times, and they never get anywhere. All they've done is they've tried out superficially a few systems. You get value when you pick a system that's based on good principles and then just do the system. You need to trust that it's going to work, and you need to put the work into it. Let's get started.
Interviews and the Transition In this module we're going to talk about some ideas on the interview and the transition from your old company to your new company.