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New Beginnings

I love new beginnings.   I love the first day of each month, the first day of the week, and the first day of a new quarter.    And, I especially love the first day of a new year. 

It’s a perfect time to work with clients to begin a new career search.  Wipe away everything that didn’t work before:  including any awkward networking interactions, resumes that had typos in them, and cover letters that just didn’t make the case for why you should be hired.  Use what didn’t work to make your plan even better than before.

So, let’s take a deep breath, get organized, get positive, and put a plan together for everything that needs to be done:

1)      Identifying your target companies:  come up with a list of 10 and then take it to the next level

2)      Creating your resume, cover letters, email signature, cell phone messages

3)      Conducting research:  using Vault.com and WetFeet.com, TheGlassHammer.com and find out everything you can about industries and companies.

4)      Ensuring that you are ready to meet people through networking, informational interviews and of course, job interviews ( phone screens and face-to-face)

5)      Staying motivated and organized:  never loosing those business cards, ensuring you are upbeat and positive and knowing that there will be a good conclusion to your search

6)      Being confident that once the offer comes your way, you can close it properly, dealing with all compensation issues (cash & non-cash, vacation, start dates, etc.)

If you don’t plan to succeed, you’re planning to fail.  So get ready to start a new and start seeing results.

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One Response

  1. novice101 says:

    It’s great you love new beginnings, 2009 affords us 365 new beginnings.

    Happy New Year!

    2009 may have its moments of surprises, challenges, triumphs, tribulations, highs and lows but through our combined efforts we can leave our marks on it.

    We can all make our small contributions to make this year a better year. Let the cumulative effect works its wonder, we just have to come together.

    http://novice101.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/a-brand-new-year-start-of-fresh-new-hopes/
    RennyBA said 1 hour ago:

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