The 12 Days of Job Hunting

The 12 Days of Job Hunting

On the first day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
update your resume quickly

On the second day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
Take two days on LinkedIn
and update your resume quickly

On the third day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
Post your resume on three job sites
Take two days on LinkedIn
and update your resume quickly

On the fourth day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
Research four preferred companies
Post your resume on three job sites
Take two days on LinkedIn
and update your resume quickly

On the fifth day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
Spend five days networking
Research four preferred companies
Post your resume on three job sites
Take two days on LinkedIn
and update your resume quickly

On the sixth day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
Schedule six meetings
Spend five days networking
Research four preferred companies
Post your resume on three job sites
Take two days on LinkedIn
and update your resume quickly

On the seventh day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
Here’s seven interviewing tips
Schedule six meetings
Spend five days networking
Research four preferred companies
Post your resume on three job sites
Take two days on LinkedIn
and update your resume quickly

On the eighth day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
Set up eight interviews
Here’s seven interviewing tips
Schedule six meetings
Spend five days networking
Research four preferred companies
Post your resume on three job sites
Take two days on LinkedIn
and update your resume quickly

On the ninth day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
Send nine thank you emails
Set up eight interviews
Here’s seven interviewing tips
Schedule six meetings
Spend five days networking
Research four preferred companies
Post your resume on three job sites
Take two days on LinkedIn
and update your resume quickly

On the tenth day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
You have ten offers, accept one already
Send nine thank you emails
Set up eight interviews
Here’s seven interviewing tips
Schedule six meetings
Spend five days networking
Research four preferred companies
Post your resume on three job sites
Take two days on LinkedIn
and update your resume quickly

On the eleventh day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
Only eleven days until your start date
You have ten offers, accept one already
Send nine thank you emails
Set up eight interviews
Here’s seven interviewing tips
Schedule six meetings
Spend five days networking
Research four preferred companies
Post your resume on three job sites
Take two days on LinkedIn
and update your resume quickly

On the twelfth day of Job Hunting
my recruiter said to me:
Enjoy twelve months of paychecks now
Only eleven days until your start date
You have ten offers, accept one already
Send nine thank you emails
Set up eight interviews
Here’s seven interviewing tips
Schedule six meetings
Spend five days networking
Research four preferred companies
Post your resume on three job sites
Take two days on LinkedIn
and update your resume quickly

As a manager or leader, some of the biggest mistakes you can make are not sharing your vision, holding on to control, not letting your team grow as professionals and simply not saying thank you enough.

In this article by Dave Ramsey, he has a list of 4 Ways to Empower Your Team.  It’s a quick read with a solid message:

  1. Share Your Vision
  2. Stop Micromanaging
  3. Enhance Their Skills
  4. Brag on Them

Yes, that’s a short list, but each item has a significant impact. Employees do not feel connected when they don’t know where the company is planning to go, things to do not move forward quickly and time can be wasted when they are not able to make decisions on their own. Your team needs the ability to grow through training and mentoring, and they need to feel appreciated so that they know that you are aware of their efforts.

Start today, pick one task and give your team the ability to make a decision. It will make your employees feel valued and may increase morale in your workplace. So, just just let it go and see what happens. You may be surprised and find that your job just got less stressful!

At CC Pace, we aren’t trying to fit you into a role; we’re committed to finding the best fit for you. Why? Because we are not your average staffing firm. This commitment is the reason our clients have stayed with us for over 35 years and why many of our candidates have worked with us for over a decade. As a recruiter at CC Pace, I strive to get the best sources available to keep up to our firm’s reputation.

‘Purple squirrel’ is a term used by recruiters to describe a job candidate with precisely the right education, specific, hard-to-find experience and qualifications that perfectly fits a job’s multifaceted requirements (Wikipedia). It may sound unrealistic, but if your hard work pays off, and maybe with a little luck, you find just the right candidate which fits your clients requirement – and that’s your purple squirrel.  You simply cannot afford lose them!

They’re in high demand. As the author of the article below says, you can’t just blast them with impersonal email and expect them to respond. They get dozens of those emails each week and it’s never going to work.  You can’t just tweet them a job title or send an InMail with a link to your job posting and expect them to drop everything and apply online. It just isn’t going to happen.

So, how is it going to happen?  There are some great tips in this article, Recruiting Purple Squirrels? Here’s the Trick, by Stacy Donovan Zapar, for courting your purple squirrel.  Enjoy and hopefully it adds to your recruiting arsenal.