By Angela Loëb
Click here to see a video on YouTube featuring Gabriel Bouchard, VP of Monster.ca, who talks about the “hidden job market” and says that in addition to looking for a job online, you need to leverage relationships in your network.
In 2:38 minutes, Bouchard summarizes very well the most critical things you need to know about effective job hunting. In addition to networking to find jobs that aren’t posted, he suggests you:
– Develop an error free, well-formatted resume that delivers the key message about your fit to the job.
– Keep in mind that many companies, especially large ones, are using ATS (Applicant Tracking System) processes, so you must have keywords on your resume that make it easier for you to be found when they search their database.
– Research as much as possible prior to the interview, especially focusing on finding all information relevant to your position. Use the internet and ask around in your network.
– Ask good questions during the interview about things you can’t easily learn about through the company’s website. Dig into their day-to-day expectations, ask about the expectations of the boss, etc.
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This week’s show… “Stepping Into The Perfect Career”
Brandon Newsom is started 2011 in pursuit of a new career which is more fulfilling than any he’d ever imagined. After spending years in the IT and insurance industries while suffering through burn-out and health problems caused by job-related stress, the 35-year-old said he finally starts and ends each day with a positive outlook. Today, he is a clinical assistant at the Seton Medical Center emergency room and is pursuing his bachelor of science in nursing. Always looking for a way to help people, Brandon found his calling after his wife suggested he hire a Career Coach. The Austin American Statesman ran an expose on Brandon in the January 3rd edition. Brandon is a former client who has found his calling. Join us on this show to hear Brandon’s story. We walk through a real-life case study on the next Job Search Boot Camp Show.