CONDUCTING A GOOD JOB SEARCH
There are so many pieces of advice that you’ll find on how to conduct a good job search, but it can be hard to wade through all the information to determine what will really work for you. Thankfully, there are some tried and true, current and proven ways to help make sure your job search is a success.
1. Know How the Whole Process Works
This great resource from 80,000 hours is a comprehensive overview of how to find a job, in any field. Knowing the overall picture of what a job search should look like and how you’ll likely be hired, is key.
2. Put Yourself in the Hiring Manager’s Shoes
It’s easy to get caught up in your own perspective, what you need and want in your job or career. But putting yourself in the hiring manager’s shoes will help you see yourself and your candidacy from their perspective, which is critical to helping you be successful. Check out these resources on things that hiring managers wish you knew.
What Hiring Managers Wished You Knew
10 Things Hiring Managers Wish You Knew
Hiring Managers Tell Us: The candidate I still remember
3. Maintain a Great Mindset
Resilience is key in your job search. The ability to keep going and having genuine, enthusiastic networking conversations even when you’re exhausted or not sure this is going to pay off, is critical to your success. You must not get jaded, show frustration, or resort to a slew of online applications because you can’t put in the work anymore to build relationships. To avoid this burnout and dejection, you need to cultivate a great job search mindset. Check out these resources:
How to Keep a Successful Mindset on the Job Hunt
2 Mindset Changes
5 Mindset Shifts You Need to Secure a Job You Love
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