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3 R’s of Job Hunting

In school we learned the 3 Rs of Reading, wRriting and aRithmetic. For job-hunters it’s Research, Relevancy and Resiliency:

Research

As a job-hunter you need to research and determine:

  • what are your marketable skills;
  • which industries/companies you should target that use those skills;
  • what are the specific needs of each company in your target market;
  • who’s in a key position to hire you in those companies
  • what’s the best way to approach them?

Relevancy

Your skills need to fit an employer’s needs. You need to demonstrate that you can solve the employer’s hot buttons [their corporate weaknesses – this could be sales, market development, research ops]. Remember it’s not about you it’s about THEM!   Employers’ initially only want to know three things about you:

  • Can you make them money?
  • Can you save them money? and/or
  • Can you increase their efficiencies?

As global competitiveness increases, employers will be looking for all three of the above. You need to clearly express your relevancy – “Value” – to an employer.

Resiliency

Resiliency is the ability to spring back from disappointment and keep moving forward. This is a quality which keeps you focused on your goals and driving forward on a daily basis.

Adopt a positive mind set no matter what. (Watch out for Day 6 for more on this!)

 

Adapted from Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters.

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