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