The 3 R’s of successful job-hunting: Research

In grade school we learned the 3 Rs of Reading, wRriting and aRithmetic. Those were our most important lessons [ok so I’m dating myself here]. For job-hunters it is Research, Relevancy, and Resiliency that will deliver an A+ interview.

Research

As a job-hunter you need to research and determine:

♦ which are your marketable skills;

♦ which industries/companies you should target that use those skills;

♦ what are the specific needs of each company in your target market;

♦ who’s in a position to hire you in those companies; and

♦ what’s the best way to approach them?

The way you approach people will be determined by your research. We’ll talk a great deal more about research specifically in the book. 

For now understand that your research will help you determine what your going to sell to whom – with YOU as the product.  It may sound silly or even daughnting if you don't have any  formal slaes trainging but really it's very straight forward.   I can do this and so can you!

Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics, go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD.

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