Absolutely – it “works”.
There are so many high quality people in the job search process in today’s environment – after all, unemployment rates continue to increase, even though it is increasing at a slower rate. Tell this “comforting” statistic to the exasperated job seeker. For example, California’s unemployment is 12.2%.
It is obvious that traditional job search methods no longer work. Instead, it is essential to stand out in the crowd (and the crowd is quite a crowd these days). In talking with a former colleague and supply chain expert earlier today, I discovered that she has achieved significantly more success since adopting project management principles in her job search process. These principles have resulted in higher response rates, increased interviews and follow-up calls. Now, this can be a comforting result.
So, what are the keys to success in transforming your current job search process into a project management approach? 1) Remember, identical to project management success, relationships are the key to success 2) Develop a simple task list and timeline 3) Prioritize 4) Follow-up 5) Track progress with a continuous improvement philosophy
To read about these five keys to success in more detail, please refer to the complete article: click here.
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