Take the time to read this very awesome and insightful article by Felix Fang: I spent 3 months applying to jobs after a coding bootcamp. Here’s what I learned.
This is a MUST READ for anyone in job search. Think about Felix’s processes and what he tracks and does. It’s a very strategic, purposeful journey.
In his first “pro-tip,” he links to a list of companies that people are collecting where it is easy to apply, as opposed to the ridiculous application systems that require you to copy and paste parts of your resume. This is super cool: The github “easy-application” list.
Felix talks about the resume black hole and networking into companies.
Felix is a developer. Even if you aren’t a developer, you should be able to glean quite a bit of wisdom, and correct your tactics and strategy.
Have you thought about sharpening your saw, and becoming a better candidate, even as you interview? Read Insight #3 and see how someone intent on getting a six-figure offer did it.
Insight #4 is about dissecting your personal brand, and how you come across to others. It’s critical that you understand how your branding may be hurting your job search!
Felix also talks about questions you could ask during the interview. Don’t make the mistake of not asking smart questions!
Insight #5 is hard because, well, I’m impatient. But if you don’t respect the longevity of the job search, and sprint, you might wear yourself out and be less-than-effective.
Here’s what I want you to get out of this article: tactics and strategies and ideas. More than that, though, I want you to see what your “competition” (other job seekers) is doing. I want you to see that it’s not just a apply-and-pray approach. Please, be smart, strategic, and purposeful as you spend your time in this job search!