Dear Clients,

Congratulations on initiating the first step in making a career change. Hiring a professional to craft your career documents is imperative when competing against the other candidates in your industry.

The average job search takes six months if at least 10 – 12 hours a week are spent on the strategy. In today’s tough market, a search must be based upon three different components: networking, applying online, and social media.

It’s easy to get discouraged, or even bitter while walking through a search. Here are some tips to help keep you motivated during this phase of your life:

  • Socialize with employed friends in your industry. Not only are they a reminder that jobs really do exist, they may have inside tips on new jobs that be on the horizon. Four out of ten people find their “best job” through personal connections.

  • Embrace uplifting media platforms that promote inspiration. Read books, websites, newsletters….anything that keeps you positive and upbeat.

  • Minimize your exposure to “glass half empty” folks.

  • Stay organized. Remember it is a job looking for a job. Keep an updated file reflecting the name of the job, how you found  it, who you spoke to, when you spoke to them, their contact information, and any other pertinent information.

  • Read biographies about successful people. Every successful person encountered setbacks along the way and it helps enormously to know that you are not alone.

  • Consider joining a job search group, but only if the members are positive. This is the time to only surround yourself with people who give support, perspective, advice, and encouragement.

  • Don’t forget to enjoy hobbies or sports. Time away from the job search is not only invigorating, but necessary to reenergize. Designate one day a week away from your search.

I enjoy staying in touch with my clients. Please feel free to pick up the phone and call me if you need help after project completion. My world is all about relationships and client service is of the upmost importance to me.

With warm regards and best wishes for a quick and lucrative job offer,

Mel Donus

       

 


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