Developing your self-marketing plan

Consider certain things before beginning a job search:

  • Understand yourself — know your values, interests, preferences, skills, likes, and dislikes in order to understand your "career self," your passion in work and life.
  • Clearly define your career goals.
  • Select the job-search strategies that give you the best payoff for your efforts:
    • networking personal contacts
    • marketing letters
    • internet
    • responding to print ads
    • search/placement firms
    • cold calls or
    • go old fashion luck
  • Learn the five V’s of an effective job search: Value, Vision, Versatility, Volition, and Visibility.
  • Recognize two very important attributes for your job search: patience and persistence

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