The Job Hunter’s First Job: Create a Clear Vision & Strategy for Your Hunt
My purpose in creating JobHunterCoach.com three years ago was to level the playing field of the hiring process by providing job hunters with the insights and skills needed to create effective search strategies. This began as an outgrowth of more than a decade of recruiting and outsourced HR staffing work at my own company. It quickly became my overriding passion. That is why I’m really excited to be CAREEREALISM’s newest Approved Career Expert! I look forward to sharing much of my experience and knowledge about job hunting and the hiring process through columns on this site, and intend to tell stories from my own practice that can be helpful to this audience. Like other coaches and writers, I have my own lists of "Do’s and Don’ts." A few simple examples gleaned from experiences of real people:
- Do get rid of your non-professional e-mail address like email@example.com and replace it with something like: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Do dress appropriately for an interview.
- Don’t pick your nose. (Yes, I was appalled to get feedback that one of my recruiting candidates actually picked his nose in the middle of his second in-person interview. The interview ended VERY shortly thereafter.)
- Don’t do a phone interview on your cell phone in the midst of a crowded Starbucks.