Repeat after me:
“There is no silver bullet to finding a job”
During a recent Q&A for a local user group I was asked what would be the best tool for her to find a job.
And I froze for what was an awkward moment or two and then this exchange:
Me: “Can you build a house with just a hammer?”
Her: “No, that is just silly.”
Me: “You need a bunch of tools, right?”
Her: “Yes, and sometimes you need different kinds of the same tool, like a hammer.”
Me: “Same goes with your job search.”
I get a bit uptight when I see articles written about how LinkedIn is “the” place to find a job or how social media is a “game changer”.
Enough with the hype.
Think of the list that follows as your hammer, screwdriver, hard hat, pencil, level, etc. You need all these tools (some more often than others) to build a house.
What follows is a tools list I use in my Be Your Own Headhunter job search sessions: