Next is the resume. Writing a resume today is no longer a one and done process. Keep in mind that companies use scanning software to eliminate many before getting serious about calling someone in for an interview. Having multiple resumes targeting business sectors and companies is common. As you consider a job, think what keywords will catch the software’s attention about you. As you develop it keep your experience and training current and identify growth areas you can work on. Training can be taken in a formal classroom such as a local college, online or simply reading books. As you review your skills include your transferable skills. Management and project management are good examples. The ability to negotiate and work with people are others. These are skills that you can take from your current position and use in an entirely new company.
Finally, networking has always been one of the greatest tools in the job hunt. Even more so today with the social media outlets available. If not already, sign up with websites such as LinkedIn. You may be able to find people you know working for the company you’re targeting giving you a head start. Good luck and happy job hunting.
Ted Saul is a business coach and writer that assists with Business Plans, Project Management and Career Management. He earned his MBA from Regis University along with a Masters in project management. Ted can be reached on LinkedIn or by emailing TedSaulbiz@gmail.com.