Looking for a job is hard enough, but looking for a job in one city while you’re living in another is even harder. Here’s what to do if you find yourself in this long-distance scenario:
1. Focus On One Area
Unless you have a specific job or industry in mind and are willing to move anywhere, concentrate on one geographical area at a time. Make sure to investigate salary ranges in this region so you know what’s appropriate.
2. Use Social Networking Sites
The internet really pays off for long-distance searches. Use Facebook, LinkedIn, an...
Here’s my #1 secret for getting the job you really want, in this or any economy: Don’t apply for jobs you don’t want.
“I Got a Job Offer But I’m Waiting To Hear From My Dream Employer”
Over and over, my clients come to me with the same dilemma: They’ve received offers for jobs they don’t really want to take, and haven’t heard back yet about the jobs they really want. They don’t want to say no to a job offer, but they also don’t want to burn any bridges.
My Question: “Why Were You Applying For Jobs You Don’t Want?”
Negotiating salary is not high on anyone’s list of fun things to do, and yet it’s one of the most important things you can do when considering a job offer. The more you negotiate, the more you’re likely to get—and I can assure you: if you don’t ask, you won’t get. Be prepared and know what your deal-breakers are. There’s always room to negotiate, as long as you are tactful and respectful and don’t appear to be giving ultimatums. Particularly in this economy, there may be more room for barter than you think.
You should never be sitting home while you’re looking for a job. Never mind the fact that it’s not good for morale to be home sending your resume hurtling into the black void of cyberspace—you need to be out there, gaining skills and experience and meeting people who can lead you to the right opportunity. One great way to get your foot in the door is by temping—but not randomly. Don’t just sign up for any agency and take any jobs they give you.
Be Strategic! Accept Only Assignments That Advance Your Plan