The Post-Grad PR Life: 10 simple job-search tactics that actually work

The following tips come courtesy of PR Daily.

Searching for a job can seem like an endless task, but there are a lot of great resources and tips to help ease the pain. I recently came across an article that shared 10 tips to have an effective job search.

  1.  Don’t rely solely on popular job or internship sites
    • Visit a company’s website, instead of waiting for a job opening to be posted to a job search engine site.
  2. Are you a recent or soon-to-be college graduate?
    • Start informational interviews now.
  3. Small businesses might be eager
    • Usually have opportunities that can be built around your skills and interest.
  4. Experience at a smaller organization
    • You’ll have a better chance of doing actual work and not just getting coffee. 
  5. Get a name and send your résumé via snail mail.
    • Don’t just email, snail mail can help catch the eye of a potential employer.
  6. Proofread
    • Not just your résumé, but everything you write/type.
  7. Spread the word
    • Make others aware that you’re looking for a job because you never know how they may be able to help. 
  8. Network
    • This goes without saying. 
  9. Read the business press and industry trade publications
    • If a company is expanding or just landed a major account, there’s a chance that they may be hiring. 
  10. Customize your résumé
    • Change it up for each position. 

Are there any job hunting tips that you care to share with other job seekers?

To learn more about my experiences, connect with me on LinkedIn.

Cheers to the Post-Grad PR Life!

David

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