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31 Tasks a Job Seekers Can Do Every Month

by Mohammed on April 13, 2010

This is the 4th article of 1212 project. In case you miss them, read them from here: 6 Ways To Destroy Your Personal Brand, How Dubai Builds Brands & ALTAEE Wikipedia: Brand, Branding, Personal Brand and Personal Branding.

After the successfulness of my guest post 15 Personal Branding Tasks You Can Do Everyday, I’ve decided to continue this type of posts so I used Twitter to tweet the best career experts in the world and asked them: Give me a task a job seekers can do once per month?

Many said the question is not easy, I agree. The reason I asked for that is to be realistic and not to impose many daily tasks on job seekers, I want it to be once per month so job seekers can plan in ahead and use any of them to improve, update, or track their job search strategies. This question inspired Jason Alba to write a blog post about it which is shown in task #31

You can follow the career experts using my Career Gurus Twitter list. I asked everyone in the list and only got the answers from the following so thank you for sharing part of your experience and hope that all job seekers can benefit from these tips.

1 – Attend a networking event that is targeted to their industry or to business professionals (not just jobseekers). ~ @ResumeStrategy

2 - Review all applications, results and look to see how to improve the percentage of interviews. ~ @scotherrick

3 - Do an eval of your network (people, groups and organizations). Stop using resources that are non-productive and add new ones. ~ @TimsStrategy

4 - Cultivate his/her social network. Just takes 10-15 minutes a day. GREAT results! ~ @ErinKennedyCPRW

5 - Update your resume. ~ @heatherhuhman

6 - Review his/her job search traction (activities/results) and CELEBRATE then find something NEW/different to do to shake things up. ~ @ValueIntoWords

7 - Stay active and building relationships online! ~ @MsCareerGirl

8 - Attend a trade association or professional association meeting to network with others in your field. ~ @eExecutives

9 - Keep track of performance on a daily basis … evaluate progress at month’s end. ~ @billiesucher

10 - End your resume to 5 friends/connections asking for feedback and any suggestions, great icebreaker and people will want to help. ~ @kufarms

11 - Customize resume / cover letter to *specific* position. Way too much competition in market today for one-size-fits-all approach. ~ @EmilyBennington

12 - Job seekers should evaluate the things they’re doing monthly, and figure out how they can do them daily. ~ @WalterAkana

13 - Get a haircut. Important to maintain appearance (& self-esteem). Everything else in search must be done MUCH more often. ~ @DawnBugni

14 - Prepare and deliver a 5-7 minute speech in front of at least 20 people, to keep the confidence going. (Try Toastmasters!) ~ @JorgenSundberg

15 - Keep an on-going tally of job successes, so updating one’s resume is less painful and more effective. ~ @teenarose

16 - Every month go through their database + note when was the last time they connected with someone, then connect. ~ @mariaduron

17 - Connect with people on linkedin. Review lists and see who you can contact. ~ @GayleHoward

18 - Once/month job a seeker can convert her physical connections into Linkedin connections. ~ @laurentbrouat

19 – Get out and network! (should be more than once / month-but a good starting point). ~ @KristenJacoway

20 - Assume wider duties in line with brand: mentor a coworker that lacks your strengths or suggest initiative centered on your expertise. ~ @resumeexpert

21 - Join an association in their field and network. ~ @DarrylRMSG

22 – Connect with & give back to their network to tap into the hidden market. Lot’s more tips here http://bit.ly/4oumVv ~ @annemariecross

23 - Keep reference suppliers up to date with a copy of latest resume version, and list of jobs applied for. ~ @ExpertResumeMan

24 - Get two new referrals from every contact you have. ~ @LindaNoland

25 - Start a blog and add one posting per month. ~ @animal

26 - Strive to learn something new once a month (or every day) & continuing to learn ramps up your options in. ~ @JulieWalraven

27 - Attend local networking events – and bring your career-seeking business cards. ~ @HeatherEColeman

28 – Write at least 1 Linkedin recommendation, 10 #FollowFriday tweets, and 30 blog comments for people in your network.  ~ @maltaee

29 - Sit down for 5 minutes and go through your file special accomplishments and customer/peer/supervisor/president feedback and thank-yous to remind yourself that the people who know you, think you are great. You have great value. Landing that new job is a matter of “when,” not “if.  ~ @CareerBranches

30 - Look at your contacts. Are there key people you haven’t talked with in a while? Reconnect, finding a way to add value to them. ~ @TheJobQuest

31 - What’s on your Chicken List? ~ @JasonAlba

You can tweet any of these tasks but make sure to include the author’s Twitter handle.

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1 Luay Rahil
Twitter: luayrahil
April 13, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Good tips

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2 Mohammed Al-Taee April 13, 2010 at 4:00 PM

Good tips  

Thanks Luay :)

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3 Tim Tyrell-Smith
Twitter: TimsStrategy
April 13, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Hey Mohammed – Glad you could use my tip in your article. Some good ideas here and hopefully it results in some more productive job search efforts as a result . . . Let me know if you’d ever like to do a guest post on Tim’s Strategy . . .

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4 Mohammed Al-Taee April 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Let me know if you’d ever like to do a guest post on Tim’s Strategy

Thanks for the guest post invitation Tim, I will very soon.

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5 JobHits Job Search
Twitter: JobHitsUS
April 13, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Great tips and research,

I would vote number 5: “update your resume”, but daily :)

After the resume update, many employer & and agencies will get notified and we’ll have good chance of getting new interviews.

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6 Mohammed Al-Taee April 13, 2010 at 6:39 PM

I would vote number 5: “update your resume”, but daily.

I don’t recommend daily. Listing 1 achievement is better than 30 boring responsibilities ;)

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7 Job Search Engine
Twitter: JobHitsUS
April 13, 2010 at 6:47 PM

I don’t recommend daily. Listing 1 achievement is better than 30 boring responsibilities   

:)
Yeah,

What I meant was update daily (even with minor modification, like insert a space…) will topped your resume ahead of resume search. That’s the secret that will get your resume ahead others in a extreme job hunt.

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8 Mohammed Al-Taee April 13, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Then agree with you. I advice everyone to put the resume on the desktop and keep updating it :)

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9 Teena Rose April 14, 2010 at 11:24 PM

Oh hey, thanks for the mention [#15] Mohammed. Very much appreciated. *=]

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10 Mohammed Al-Taee April 15, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Oh hey, thanks for the mention [#15] Mohammed. Very much appreciated. *=]  

Thanks Teena for your time and help.

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