Rewriting Rules for Job Search


The weekends nowadays are less disguised from a workday, since work from home has been the new normal. As I finished reading an article on CNBC about V-shaped economic recovery from Coronavirus impact, my LinkedIn message alert pop. It was someone whom I knew a few years ago. He lost his job and was told on a 5 mins Zoom call, a company where he worked for the last eight years.

Every other day I learn of many known people in the social network who are now in the job market. The company lost its funding; the work being moved; teams consolidating; Fired; Mergers and cost reductions to weather economic uncertainty or “COVID Effect.” Usually, that’s because they need a job, all of a sudden, a need to jump into a networking mode. I am really okay with that, and its always good to hear from friends and people in networks. I’ve been through many tough times in my career, and I can absolutely imagine what it is like to be in this situation.

Like marketing a product or selling a service, finding a job is pretty much alike. It’s about marketing yourself and communicating effectively the value you bring. I thought of writing this article for those who are looking for new jobs or will soon be looking for it as they graduate.

Re-writing Rules for Success

  1. Share the news – Write a short message mentioning the perfect position, experience in a few words.
  2. Be a Publisher of Information – Provide information that people want. Share your knowledge and expertise that you have for the world to consume.
  3. Follow & Participate in Conversations – Follow relevant conversations of your expertise. Build keywords on social media to follow related topics. Keep track of experts, professionals, and newbies. Learn, participate, and provide your opinions. It would help if you showed to potential employers that you are ready to contribute. Remember the SEO-101, what do you want to show up first when your name and the company is googled? You are going to be the product of your views what you publish. 

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