Build Your Job Search Tool Kit

Job SearchTool Kit

Prepare To Find Your Dream Job

Luck is where preparation meets opportunity and preparation for any job search needs to include a basic job search tool kit.

For some, a dream job is an opportunity to ascend the corporate ladder while others want to build a business large or small.  Some seasoned professionals desire to leave the corporate world to start their own business to gain the flexibility to enjoy more time for friends and family.

The concept of a dream job is any opportunity that uses our passions, skills and experience to support our ideal.  Any effective career change includes the same basic strategy of preparation and planning, networking and selling yourself.  You may also be selling products if you are an entrepreneur.  Your job search tool kit will be the foundation of your preparation and the cornerstone of your dream job strategy.

Mental Preparation

If you are going to aggressively go after your goal with an intense passion, mental preparation should be part of your efforts.  At the beginning of any career search, you may need to assess the challenges you’ll face.  A large percentage of new small businesses fail not because of a poor product, but because of improper planning for the financial pressures that come with starting a business.  The pressures are the same in a career search if you are unemployed and looking for your next opportunity. Be prepared by evaluating your personal financial situation.

 Dedicated Work Space

Starting a new business or a job search campaign are serious ventures and you will benefit from having a dedicated work space somewhere in your home.  The area doesn’t have to be big and could even be a small desk or table in the corner of a bedroom.  You just need a place where you can focus on your goals each day without distraction.  Setting up a work space can be a fast and simple way to kick off your efforts.

Tell Great Stories

Your job search tool kit needs to include some stories that you can tell in a variety of situations that will make people take notice and make you or your product memorable.  You’ll need to prepare Three “C” stories to relay your experience and value that you or your new business provide.

Elevator stories are another essential tool in your job search tool kit.  You should have a few basic versions depending on your audience and the time you have to grab the attention of your audience.

Networking Lists

The most essential as an entrepreneur and of a job search campaign is networking.  Expanding and connecting with your network is so vital, that you need a dedicated strategy just for this part of the job search tool kit.

Plan to build to research and compile a target list of companies.  You will also create a separate list of connections and you will need a plan to manage your network.

LinkedIn and your LinkedIn profile is also an important part of your tool box because the networking site will help you manage your network, make new contacts and give you a platform to publish your ideas and expand your influence.

Plan to Win

Start preparing with your job search tool kit and be ready to meet every opportunity clarity and focus.  Your excellent preparation will bring great luck with every new opportunity because luck is where preparation and opportunity meet.

Your Job Search Tool Kit

About Noel Watts

Noel Watts is the owner of Compass Consulting, LLC which provides strategic and operational consulting as well as contract staffing throughout the United States. Noel has more than 20 year of experience with a documented history of success in leadership roles in sales, operations and strategic planning. Noel is passionate about personal development, coaching and mentoring. As an online entrepreneur, Noel started dreamjobstrategies.com as a way to help people realize their lifestyle goals by finding their dream job. Noel is available for private and group coaching sessions and speaking engagements.
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