In theme with our last Chapter meeting re: Workforce Investment Act, I thought I would share some quick items regarding networking, reviewing job listings and landing the job interview.
CRAFT A JOB PLAN AND STICK TO IT -- you are a project manager, after all!
It is easy to slack off when you not have a time clock pushing you - BUT - set a schedule and stick with it!
I recently read information written by Bob Wienstin, the following are tips he offered tips for tough times:
- No matter what the circumstances, getting laid off is horrible.
- Launching a job-hunting campaign is difficult, exhausting and can be costly
- Always radiate a cool, calm compsure -- don't look desperate
- Be realistic and set achievable goals
- Set achievable but flexiable goals
- Great qualifications and hard work pay off in the end
- Avoid the hard sell
- Just as consumers are put off by pushing, in-your-face sales reps... so are potential new employees
- Don't EXCLAIM just EXPLAIN
- Work your Network
- Local PMI Chapter
- Electronic Networks (Facebook, etc.)
- Contacts from past projects
- Give yourself time
- Be patient - it will take time to find a job
- Be ready to compromised but don't do so too early
- Do it yourself
- Some coaches are worth it but some are not!
- Coaches can be costly
- Go it alone, at first!
- Sell your most marketable skill
- Most companies are looking for people with demonstrated skills and experiences
- Learn from experience
- Self blame and doubt get you no where -- remember, you are not alone! Times are tough.
- Remain positive
- Expect rejections cranky receptionists, etc. you must stay positive and prove yourself at all levels to your foot in the door!
Hope you find these tips helpful!
Reminder: The Chapter is looking for members for the Education Committee if you are interested... contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.