Career planning - Using marketing and job searching
tools for finding the right job
In the first part of the article on career planning we looked at
the basics of the career
plan, then we proceeded to the self-assessment
and developing the career job
marketing tools as part of a well structured career plan. In
this section we will look at using the marketing and job searching
tools for finding the right job.
Your job search should not be a hit and run affair. The job search
should be planned and by using the job marketing and job search
tools you should be able to find the right job in the employment
Finding the right job with job searching tools
- Step one should be to find out whether you are speaking to
the correct persons.
- If you are not speaking to people who can hire or influence
hiring find out who you should speak to.
- Arrange for an informative meeting with the relevant person
to learn a bit more about the company, its goals and hiring policies.
- Use your network contacts to find interesting positions.
- Let them know that you are in the market for specific positions.
- Let your contacts have your CV and make sure that you send them
an updated one every six months.
- Don't be broad - let them know what type of job interests you
and what skills you have.
- Purchase a newspaper advertising the positions in the field
of interest once a week.
- Contact the advertisers and make sure that your CV reflects
the job requirements as advertised.
- Submit your CV as part of job searching at selected recruitment
agencies and online career market places.
We have dealt with the basic career plan and stages. In this section
we looked at the practical application of the marketing and job
searching tools in your job hunting stage for finding
the right job.The next section will deal with interview and
job selection when you find the right job.