Day 6 – The 12 Days of Christmas Job Hunting

Day 6

On the 6th Day of Christmas – Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters revealed to me:

6 Tools to download

NatsJobsWhen employees are getting laid off via e-mail and SMS messages we know for sure that job security is a thing of the past.  No one is immune to cutbacks, downsizing or off-shoring.  In fact, you now need to be “looking” all the time to insure continuous employment but let’s face it tracking all those job leads is tedious and time consuming.  This is a free site which allows you to manage a serious job search, and includes great networking tools. 

 

My Fax – OK, you’ve just culled a hot lead from ZoomInfo – Googled the exec’s background – rooted out their hot buttons and crafted a compelling resume – – – now what?  Thanks to e-mail’s ubiquity, it might seem like the perfect resource for sending resumes. Unfortunately, the “spam blockers” that organizations use to fight unsolicited messages can stop your e-mail dead in its tracks. Sadly, you’re not even likely to know if your masterfully crafted message reached its target.   So what does a Guerrilla Job Hunter do? Tunnel inside the company using technology the employer does still trust and can’t block – FAX.

 

Google local – If the geographic location of your potential employer is very important to you for reasons of the commute distance, or maybe because you’re relocating to a new city, you may want to consider limiting your search to a specific location.

 

There are ways to get local with Google. From http://local.google.com you can conduct a search for employers and businesses in your vicinity. Simply enter the name of an industry or business category in the “What” box on the left hand side, and enter your street address including the city and state, or just enter a city name or even a postal code in the “Where” box to.  Go try it.

 

Message Tag – Everybody loves email. It's cheap, easy and instant. But how many times do you find yourself wondering what happened to your messages? You send an email out into the Internet, then wait patiently for a reply. But will it get there? Will they read it? When will they read it? And will it be too late? Where's the reply? Are they still checking that account? Are they on holiday? Should you just wait a little longer? What's the story?  — don’t let the technology derail your job search.  Get Message tag and know when to follow up.

Stephen Covey – Very few people have had as profound an effect on people as Stephen Covey, author, business man and the father of principle-centered living.  As Chairman and cofounder of FranklinCovey he has made a mission statement builder available for free.  The Mission Builder exercise can help to add focus, direction, and a sense of purpose to your daily decisions. The wizard will take you step-by-step through the process of creating a unique, personalized Mission Statement to guide your life.

JobsInsider here we grow again with LinkedIn.  This free applet let’s you See your inside connections form your LinkedIn account [you do have on right?]  to the hiring manager and companies for any job online at Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs, Craigslist, Dice, Vault, and many more.

The complete "12 Days of Christmas Job Hunting eBook" is here: http://tinyurl.com/2aqe6e3

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