How to Make a Job Search Outline

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Making a job search outline is a great way to make sure your priorities are straight. Make a job search outline with help from an executive recruiter and career counselor in this free video clip.

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Hello, I'm Bruce Hurtwitz, president and CEO of Hurwitz Strategic Staffing. You can find me on the web at How to make a job search outline. This is probably the number one concern of my career counseling clients. They don't know how to get started. It's really not that difficult. Ask yourself some basic questions, what makes you happy, what gets your juices flowing, what makes you want to get out of bed in the morning, what gives you satisfaction, what do you daydream about. Once you have the answers, you can be pretty confident that you'll know what industry you need to be in. The next question is what do you enjoy doing. That will tell you the profession you should pursue. Now that you know the industry and the profession, simply conduct a geographic Google search and find the companies and non-profits that meet your criteria. Prepare an Excel spreadsheet with the names of the company, the key leadership, websites, email addresses, phone numbers, location, etc. Now search your personal and professional networks, especially on LinkedIn because networking is how you will probably find your job because anywhere from 70 to 84% of all jobs are not advertised. You'll only find them through networking. Contacting your network, contact the companies, start networking, get introductions, arrange short meetings and if you are at the start of your career, ask for shadowing opportunities. Best of luck and thank you for watching.


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