How do I do a Job Search?

Imagine that today you get the pink slip.  This might come in the format of an email, a phone call, a face-to-face meeting, a closed-door session with the HR manager, your company doors are locked, whatever it is, it’s time to find a new job.

Or, maybe you pink-slip yourself!  You are bored, or you are tired of a toxic boss or work environment, or it’s just time to move to the next level… and it’s time to look for a new job.

Where do you start?

First, read this post: What I Should Have Done In The First 30 Days

Then, do those things!

You should also read these two posts (if they are applicable):

The Spouse’s Role In Your Job Search

Religion’s Role In A Job Search

The job search is largely a mind game.  The actual tactics that go into a job search are not hard, physically (how hard is it to pick up phone and dial a number?).

You can read other articles and posts on steps… but here’s the bottom line:

To do a job search you talk to people.  Email, phone, face-to-face.  You have the right (read: non-whiny) conversations. You do this again, and again, and again, until you are getting the right introductions to the right people, and you eventually get introductions into the right companies for you (your target companies, or even companies you hadn’t heard of).

That’s how it’s done.

Easy to read about.  The “do it” factor, and consistency, are keys.