[ID:0289] We are very big fans of the targeted job search. Find out below how processes of targeting and researching actually support one another and put you on the path to career success.
Nothing is more important to your job hunt than deciding on a specific search target.
Making the Case for a Targeted Job Search
Imagine how much more effective you will be in your job research once you've decided on a target. Compare the prospects for the following two job candidates, each with the same qualifications.
Candidate A does no targeting and Candidate B targets precisely. Candidate A is looking for an international job as a general administrator for an organization with international activities. This person searches various web sites for contacts with government, NGOs, private firms, and international organizations. The process is frustrating for Candidate A because he can't get a handle on any of these sectors—the contacts he makes in one group are of no help in networking with other groups. Candidate B, on the other hand, has decided to look...