A recent Inc Magazine article by Joel Spolsky comparing running a business to getting good radio reception made me think about a similar point I often make with coaching clients about their job search: you need to constantly refine your search.
What knobs are you turning on your search? Spolsky makes the great analogy that price, location, employees, marketing, etc are the “knobs” of the start-up’s radio. For a jobseeker, you have your pitch, your resume, your cover letters, your online profile, even down to the detail you provide on an individual project. Are you looking at all the pieces of your job search package to see what is getting good reception on the market? Are you fiddling around with these knobs on an ongoing basis to get better reception?
See the rest of my tips in my latest GlassHammer post: