Why Tossing Resumes on LinkedIn Won’t Help #Career Goals

Steve Jobs, Career Goals, Career Coaches

Given the job market is immensely competitive. All the more reason to be strategic in applying for a job of meaning. To secure the right job i.e. career requires controlling your attitude. A negative attitude brings nothing but failure.

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We are where we are because of what has gone into us.

Success must be earned.

There is a formula for the attainment of success. It is this. You will encounter people with more education, more charisma, more connections. However, you can even the odds by spreading your influence remembering the only real limitations are the ones you have set up in your own mind.

Aside from the suggestions below may I offer additional thoughts.  I have owned a company with over 200 employees. I have also owned a recruiting agency with several offices of which I created with less than $100. Now, the point of this story isn’t a point self aggrandizement. Simply to help you understand that I am cognizant of how discouraging it can be particularly when one is  over 50.

You will have to demonstrate more initiative.

Don’t dump resumes anywhere.

You must establish rapport with an influencer within the firm.

On LinkedIn I strongly encourage you to set up a professional profile.

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Locate key influencers of the firm you want to work for on LinkedIn. Join the groups they belong to.

Post questions and answer questions demonstrating your understanding the market.

The challenge of competition means that you have to step it up versus those whom an employer might be initially drawn to more than you, at least on the surface.

For instance, kids from Harvard can toss stuff out on LinkedIn and cakewalk into interviews. LinkedIn makes it easy to apply because they make money off employers. The more responses employers get, the more likely they are to post on LinkedIn again.

So with the flood of applications, a lot of companies will chase prospective employees they won’t get anyway, and you get pushed aside. That just means you have to work harder and smarter and faster, and learn a decent amount. Be creative.

You can beat the odds. One of the best ways to do that is to set specific goals, because then you reach them a lot easier than a nebulous, poorly defined goal.

The challenge of competition means that you have to step it up versus those whom an employer might be initially drawn to more than you, at least on the surface. For instance, kids from Harvard can toss stuff out on LinkedIn and cakewalk into interviews. LinkedIn makes it easy to apply because they make money off employers. The more responses employers get, the more likely they are to post on LinkedIn again. So with the flood of applications, a lot of companies will chase prospective employees they won’t get anyway, and you get pushed aside. via The Importance of Setting Firm Career Goals.

Eliminate your fears and build rock solid self-confidence to achieve all of your goals. You’ll learn how to: Harness the power of self-confidence to completely transform your life. 

Jim Woods, Leadership speaker, Human Resources Consultant, Business Coach

Jim Woods is a leadership development and training consultant deploying his unique abilities in character based training and strategy.

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Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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