Ten Tips for Job Hunting in a Recession

Ten Tips for Job Hunting in a Recession

On our new internet marketing podcast we feature ten strategies for job hunting in a recession, Grammy’s Golden Rules, a fun night at Affiliate Summit Boston with some great friends including: Peter Glaeser, David Antley from Alliance Health, Colleen Dawent of WorldWide Brands, Bosco Pereira from Marketing Tips.com and Cresta Pillsbury from the Ecommerce Merchants Trade Association

Ten Tips for Job Hunting in a Recession
1. Start NOW! The time to build your contacts and your social network is right now! Take time to participate with your industry association, help out, build contacts.
2. Treat it Like a Full-Time Job. Track job leads and follow-up on an Excel Spreadsheet or try Perfect Job Software
3. Be Proactive! Line up ‘Informational Interviews’ 15-20 minute meetings with people at companies that interest you.
4. Get Digital. You must have a LinkedIn digital resume and try an exciting new site to search for jobs in your area at Indeed.com
5. Make Some Money While You’re Looking. Set yourself up to freelance, build your experience and add to your resume (and your wallet) through sites such as Guru , eLance or promote your own site or blog as an affiliate: Share-A-Sale , Commission Junction, LinkShare or affiliate forum A-Best-Web.com
6. Search In Niches. Industry Association Sites and local geography sites often will help with your job search
7. Access Resources such as your Local Workforce Resource Center or a State employment Service Office
8. Develop target companies and find connections inside those companies through LinkedIn and other contacts. You might also carry a list of informational meeting targets to networking meetings and say ‘I would appreciate introductions to anyone you know who works for the companies on my target list’
9. Be professional with Recruiters – Pick 1-2 you trust to represent you in a professional manner
10. Give Thanks! Thank People who help you along the way

5 Comments
  • Bobby mercader
    Posted at 16:57h, 07 December Reply

    One resource I use is, @seojobs on twitter. @seojobs constantly post optin position on Twitter everyday

  • Bobby Mercader
    Posted at 20:07h, 17 January Reply

    Here is a good article about people to follow on twitter if you are looking for a new job
    http://tinyurl.com/a45l7y

  • Perry
    Posted at 02:25h, 18 January Reply

    I definitely believe that even super-affiliates still need to make use of Internet leads software. This is because it allows him to take care of his prospects more effectively. In fact, you will have an 85 percent chance of making a sale if you propose the product to your existing rather than new customers.

  • Steve Davies
    Posted at 22:20h, 11 February Reply

    Jay,
    Thanks for the mention of PerfectJob. We love the way it can take data from multiple sources, give it context, and turn up new opportunity. I’d like to mention that we’re free through February for everyone who signs up now. Steve (PerfectJob)

  • Jeff Carrigan
    Posted at 22:20h, 11 February Reply

    For Tip #6, feel free to check out Big Shoes Network at http://www.bigshoesnetwork.com. Focus on jobs in advertising, communications, graphic design, marketing, public relations, and web design & development. Key markets are Illinois and Wisconsin.

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