Some of the jobs are not posted on recruiting websites. Many are posted internally or even on personal Facebook page.
- What is the thing that you want to do
- What is energy conserving for you
- Networking as you want to go to some field and use the skills that you have been using, and expand.
Research Employers of Interest
What is valued by employees/employers?
Make a list of connection you have and you want to establish
- Use the language of employers
- Pay attention to Professional Audience
- Do not ask for jobs from interviews.
- Learn about yourself.
Take a break
Write an email
- Why would we connect on LinkedIn?
- 40% of US workforces: self-employed by 2020., PwC Work-life 3.0 2016
- 50% of people working for Google’s parents company are contractors
- Jobs are not disappearing. They are moving to contractors or something else.
- Agile workforce
- contingent worker
- independent contractor
- virtual or remote worker
- freelance worker
Randstand workforce 2025
- Identify specialist firms
- BCG has phd md jd recruitment programs
- Price Waterhouse Coopers
- Adecco, etc
- Create and maintain robust profile on social media, especially LinkedIn.
- Ask people with years of experience about hiring patterns
- Career fairs
- Career values, short term and long term goals, level of risk tolerance
- Make 5 year plan
Use the Internet
- Establish LinkedIn and protect reputations online.
- 92% of recruiters use LinkedIn.
- Purpose of LinkedIn and construct it. It’s not a complete list of experiences, but a path to the future.
- Think about visual appeal: Pictures, websites, videos, podcasts, professional photo, background picture.
- Write articles on LinkedIn.
- Position self as subject matter expert.
- Thank them if they accept your request.
- Use LinkedIn groups.
- Use alumni network of the university.
- Basic info
- Professional Summary
- Qualifications: key words
- Education: Move education to bottom
HRs Are Looking for
- Relevant work experience
- Specific accomplishment
- Customizing resume
- Start with a summary: a few lines
- focus on accomplishments
- What impact did I make
- What I can do
- Use less I, we, etc
- Actions+Skill = Result
- Start with action, used some skills, achieved something: Serves as some, did something; Collaborated with high-performing team
- Keywords: using keywords from the JD.
- jobscan.co: a website that scans keywords
- or any other word cloud generator
- 1-2 Pages
- 11-12 pt. font
- Use modern clean fonts, Arial, Helvetica
- Most recent jobs/accomplishments first
- No more than 5-6 bullet points per section
- Use color wisely
- Send as PDF
- Street address? Maybe not. Useless,and people are bias about address.
- Explain gap or something if necessary
- Teaching is a job, researching is a job
- Write a cover letter! It can be short
- Not necessary to tell all the details about the past job
- Deal with gaps: explain nicely
Do Not Do this
- Do NOT use unprofessional email address: using personal email address
- Do NOT links to websites that are inappropriate
- Proof reading so that no misspellings
- Do not use irrelevant content
- Do not use lengthy paragraphs and sentences: Concise