Do Your Homework
When you are looking for the job you want, you engage in the same activities a sales professional would.
Three activities essential to sales success are prospecting, presenting, and following up.
Your job when looking for a job is to prospect thoroughly and develop the greatest number of leads or potential jobs that you possibly can.
Do your homework and find out everything that you possibly can about the individual, the organization, and the industry before you reach out to anyone for the first time.
Conduct An Internet Job Search
Finding a job on the internet is a skill you will learn through practice. Start by visiting the most popular sites, like Linkedin and Indeed, where job postings are most commonly advertised.
Search various versions of job titles you are interested in. Job titles for the same type of position, vary from company to company, so you will want to do your research and apply to the appropriate title.
Gather Information From Multiple Job Sites
Some internet job sites specialize in one kind of employment. It is also important to pay attention if the site is local or national.
If you are looking to buy a house, you don’t buy the first one you see without looking at other properties. Finding a job is very similar. Do industry research on average salaries and take not of the various job responsibilities that may be asked of you at different companies.
Remember the same job title at two different companies could yield different responsibilities. The more information you preliminarily gather will only benefit you in the long run.