Job Search Tips

Job Search Tips for the passively seeking, actively searching and unemployed

Facts:

  • Number one rule: 20% of all jobs are advertised, 80% are not!
  • Job searches have become more difficult, but not impossible. If you are unemployed, you need to treat your search as a full time job. You have to be able to work your network and get creative. The jobs are not going to come to you.
  • Average search time for a position is 2 to 6 months.

Tips:

  • Join http://www.linkedin.com. This is a great professional networking website. Link up with me here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dianedelgadolemaire
  • Utilize http://www.indeed.com to set up job search agents.
  • Check my blog for the most updated list of our openings: dianedelgadolemaire.wordpress.com
  • Don’t forget about the classified ads in the Chronicle and Houston Business Journal.
  • Make sure you always have the most updated copy of your resume close by. You just never know!
  • Unemployed? Email everyone in your address book your resume and ask them to forward it on to their friends.
  • Update your Facebook status to let people know that you are looking for a position.
  • Volunteer your time. Meet new people! Join an organization you are passionate about.
  • Join networking groups or become a member of various professional organizations.
  • Go to CPE luncheon meetings! Network with fellow accountants, auditors, etc.
  • Make sure you consider temporary jobs. They can open up doors as well.
  • Use Twitter to let people know you are looking: http://www.twitter.com. You can follow me at @CPARecruiterHOU

Diane Delgado LeMaire

Senior Managing Director, Executive Search & Branch Manager

Creative Financial Staffing (CFS)

5718 Westheimer Suite 800, Houston, Texas 77057

T: 713.490.6003 | dlemaire@cfstaffing.com | http://www.cfstaffing.com |