4 Job-Search Tips That People Normally Pay Big Bucks To Learn

By Dan Fastenberg

ueThe idea of paying someone to help you get a job may strike you as absurd. Yet the practice of using a job coach is growing as workers seek any advantage in a tight labor market. But what would a career coach tell you, if you had the bucks to hire one?

Interviews with career coaches uncovered several key job-search tips. Some of them are quite simple — but often go overlooked. As Miriam Salpeter, a coach and AOL Jobs blogger, notes: “It’s not rocket science.”

1. Don’t just send in an application and think your work is done. In a bruising hiring environment, applying online can often feel like a black hole. And that’s because it often is. The tendency of job seekers to simply send a resume, and do nothing else is “terrible,” according to Michael Melcher, the founder of the New York-based leadership development and executive coaching firm, Next Step Partners. (Melcher is pictured on the right, while teaching a leadership development workshop in Haiti.) Which brings us to the second tip.

2. Figure out who you know on the inside. Check out your social networks, like LinkedIn, and see if you know anyone who knows anyone who knows anyone at the company. And don’t dismiss third-hand referrals either.

Read more 4 Job-Search Tips That People Normally Pay Big Bucks To Learn – Careers Articles.

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