Arthur Gluzman, Global Consulting
myFOX Job Shop - Job searching is not about finding the right job. It's about tapping into your SELF and figuring out what kind of life you want to live. It's more than making a great resume or scanning want-ads.
Quality companies always have demand for quality people; the challenge is to present yourself as the quality person you are. To do that, you must invest in yourself so that you ultimately find a job that grows into a career and gives you the life you've wanted to live. Focus on the inner-view, not the interview.
Look at yourself the way a hiring manager would view you. That means your resume must be a product of who you are – not simply a list of your past jobs.
People don't think of themselves as a product – but they should! With all the products on the market, all the competition, what value do YOU offer? A product needs to have value for consumers to buy-in.
In order to get to a clear understanding of your value, you must dive into a self-analysis – ideally with someone who remains unbiased and can ask probing questions when you get stuck. We give our clients 12-page questionnaire to fill out before we ever do a resume makeover.
Finding a job is a process. If you want to lose weight but you're not going to work out, it's not going to happen. If you don't do a self-evaluation, you don't know what you're worth. You don't know your own value.
Let's say a job-seeker has worked in five different industries, holding five different positions. There have to be a few common denominators among the variation. A good in-depth self-study will reveal those – which in turn formulates an appropriate job search strategy.
Do you want a job that pays the bills? Or do you want a career that allows you to live the life you've dreamed of?
Finally, once you have the resume and the vision, you must use the tools that are available to you. Don't underestimate the power of social media! After all, jobs are all about people.
Take advantage of community and relationship tools like Linked In, Twitter, Facebook – the key ingredient in any job search is people.
As you are creating your brand of YOU, let as many people as possible know the value your brand can bring to whomever is listening.
We teach people to get to the people who are in a position to actually hire. Hiring managers! Decision-makers! Oftentimes you can skip over the HR Manager and go straight to the person who holds the reins – if you connect one-to-one, you'll have a far better chance of landing a job. Forget those mass appeal letters To Whom It May Concern.
At the end of the day, it's people to people. Connect with another person on an honest level and you're one step closer to the Right Job.
Arthur Gluzman is managing partner of Global Consulting, Inc., in Farmington Hills. 1-866-JOBS-456.