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Jobsearch or "job search" is more than a resume, a letter of introduction or thanks, a job interview or registering for job offers that you have to locate beforehand. The job search is made up of all these aspects, but in many cases it goes to the point of focusing on one of them as if it were the cause of the effect of getting a job.

If you've already read me for a long time you know that I like to say things clearly even if they hurt, for lies you can surely find other blogs that say them. There are motivating posts on the blog, other sweets, other technical, but today's is hard and necessary because I think it's time to clarify concepts about job search. For example:

1. A resume doesn't get you a job / job.

If you have a great resume but you don't send it to the right places, it's useless. In the same way that following the fashions of video curriculums, infographics or the one most recently mentioned as "curriculum B" without evaluating it from the knowledge and vision of a professional, not only will not work, but it will work the other way around, that is, doing Don't even call you to ask for the time. The resume is clearly one of the most important parts of the job search, but it isn't everything.

2. A cover letter and thank you letter will not get you the job.

It's a tool to be used and as such well made it can get you access to an interview, in which your suitability or not for the position will be determined. Of course, it's worth using it, as long as it isn't a copy paste. In the job search this is one of the great forgotten ones, but there is still another that isn't forgotten, it isn't known.

3. It isn't to get the interview and that's it.

Being good at job interviews is great, but if you can't get them to grant them, what good is it ? In the same way, having 20 interviews and not passing any clearly indicates that something is wrong, either you "adapted" the resume so much to the offer that when the interview came there was no where to take it or the resume sells you more than yourself or there is another candidate who has sold better than you than he fits the offer. In the second case, practice is the key, if you were called by the resume, make sure to transmit as your resume does.

4. Signing up for job offers isn't looking for work.

Today most of the work isn't there. With more and more applications and alerts that warn you, you practically react, you don't look for something different. Receiving an email from Infojobs with new offers isn't looking for a job, it's reacting. I already mentioned the true active search and it's the one that will give you the most possibilities but is the one that is used the least.

5. Networking isn't meeting for coffee.

Unless you want to invite everyone you know or know to coffee. The first time you make contact with someone when looking for a job (even if you knew them before) if you must say that you are looking for work and in what sector, etc. But in the next contact you have, you should not insist on it again, this isn't how it works. If he is a contact to whom your knowledge can be useful, you must capture or captivate him by giving information of interest and related to the position that interests you. If you have no idea of ​​your profession or are a recruitment professional or your area or sector, the idea of adding value in what interests you to be in your mind as someone who cares and in a large percentage you can be sure that if he hears of an offer he will notify you.

6. Job hunting isn't easy, comfortable, or fun.

It isn't easy because you have to manage emotions (which don't always help you get up and act), compete with many other candidates with a shortage of offers. It isn't comfortable, sitting at the computer looking at each job portal if there are offers we have already said that it isn't looking for a job, the real search is to sweat your shirt based on nerves from having conversations with strangers, from walking visiting companies, missing you time for tasks to be done, etc. It's not funny, if it were everyone would be doing the things that open doors, not to mention the monotonous and boring tasks like filling in 20 different portals or websites your resume data or that feeling of analysis or judgment that many feel when faced with an interview.

7. That "come on, come on, come on!" doesn't work in jobsearch.

The most forgotten, although that isn't the word, because one doesn't forget something that he doesn't know exists or that he should apply, is the strategy, drawing up a plan with its dates and actions in the short, medium and long term. Within which there is something very important, that in each period between the marked dates the results are analyzed in case it's necessary to vary the course, change or improve what is being used or done in the job search. That going should include from time to time a "but where are we going?" and "how are we doing?". There are many times that we get confused to send, send, send, without reviewing the resume and analyzing it. Other times everything is to analyze and change and retouch the resume by stopping sending it. And so a long number of example,Making a job search work plan with tasks that include reviewing how we are doing is essential.

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