By now you know full well that finding a job is a full time job. There's no silver bullet. Finding a job is a lot of work… mapping out a career even more so, but it does work - if you make the commitment to your self to work at it.
The big question is “do YOU think you're you worth it?” Are you worth the investment you're about to make in yourself? only you can convince yourself you are. The strategies in the book will produce interviews for you but wishing you had a new job or “getting around” to acting on the advice won’t. You can’t keep the book under your pillow and expect to find your dream job.
If you’ve finished reading Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters then in a nut shell here’s what you must do next:
- Define the environment that gets your motor running. [Chapter 1, 2, 3]
- Detail your career history with absolute precision.
- Define the industries of interest to you. [Chapter 5]
- Analyze your skills and personality characteristics. [Chapter 5]
- Draft your Resume. [Chapter 6]
- Actually --- draft 2 – one Guerrilla Style for knocking down doors and 1 regular for leaving behind after you have an interview.
- Determine your attack strategy [Chapter 6, 7, 8, 11]
- Draft your cover letter templates. [Chapter 6]
- Organize your computer for highly effective and rapid response. [Chapter 4]
- Prepare for future interviews. [Chapter 9, 12, 14]
- Concentrate on filling your Opportunity funnel. [Chapter 7, 8, 10]
My wish for you this year is that you take your job search seriously and that means carving time out of your schedule EVERY DAY to work at it. That’s the only way to ensure success.