Getting Discovered: You have all the skills, the talent, intelligence, charisma, and emotional intelligence for success. But what does it matter if no one knows?
Spread the Word
Retailers, manufacturers, and service providers have resources for putting their name out there. They run ads in print, radio, television, social media, and billboards.
Furthermore, they sponsor public events. They take part in community service projects with volunteers and donations. Their executives do interviews on mass media.
Additionally, these companies have the money and the professional support to engage shoppers and spread create awareness of their products and services.
Confidential Job Search
You can use the same principles of putting your name out here as companies use.
Furthermore, you can promote your job search with nominal expense and minimal exposure.
Here are some suggestions.
There are pluses and minuses to using recruiters. The top recruiters represent companies that offer more than a job. They offer great opportunities for a career with long-term professional and financial growth.
Furthermore, unlike some employment agencies, recruiters don’t charge the job seeker a fee for helping them find a job. The hiring companies pay the fee.
If you are uncertain about the terms of working with recruiters, ask each recruiter directly who pays the placement fee or any other recruiting costs.
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Applying for a Job In-Person
When you apply for a job in person, bring the information with you that you need to complete an application. Some examples include your salary history, job history, and references.
Sending recruiters and hiring managers your resume is an essential step in getting discovered in a professional career.
Important point: you don’t need permission to send your resume. All you need is a postal address, email address, or a website upload link.
Recruiters on LinkedIn, often have their email address on their LinkedIn profile.
Volunteering for activities where you can use your professional skills is a way to expand your network and become discovered. Furthermore, these volunteering opportunities can help you meet employers and meet people who know employers.
You can post your profile in multiple places on the Internet. The best places include LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Additionally, if you are willing to create a website, you can put your name out there as a source of information and assistance to other people.
If you have the skills and the contacts to speak in front of audiences, you can become discovered for your skills and experience at events where employers will see you.
Based on your skills and education, your opportunities to speak or do interviews can vary from mass media to trade shows or college programs.
For example, when I worked for Polaroid, I would contact local television stations to give interviews and discuss new cameras.
Just as retailers, manufacturers, and service providers do, you can become discovered by putting your name out there where the best people to help you will find it.