Have you ever wondered why some people receive calls from head hunters frequently but this experience has somehow eludes you? Is there a secret or magic formula that you have yet to discover?
No magic trick but some simple tips you can follow.
1. Work in the same field for a reasonable period of time– people will get to know you if you have been around long enough in the same job specialization or industry. People drop names to one another in the same industry but if you are a newbie, do not expect that to happen anytime soon.
2. Excel in your job! You may be working in the same industry for a while but are you any good? Are your clients happy with your service? If you leave today, would your boss be sad or would he be rejoicing? Remember, your work speaks for you. If you want people to notice your talent, you better start showing you have IT!
3. Work with Head Hunters or Recruitment Consultants. Deposit your resume with them and give them a tinkle sometimes. Get to know them personally and forward your updated resume on regular basis.
4. Networking – seize opportunities to attend events, conferences, seminars and public events. Mingle around and do not be afraid to initiate conversations. Many good career opportunities start from the right networking.
5. Register with a few online job portals – opt for those that allow you to apply jobs as well as opportunity for your public profiles to be head hunted by potential employers. Check out Allyhunt.
6. Have your own blog – a great way to share your expertise and get your authority stamped. As some of you may know, besides Ally Blog, I blogged in The Working Gal (my personal blog) that my readers immediately able to relate me to the recruitment industry. I get more calls from head hunters after I had started blogging.
7. Be active in Facebook and LinkedIn – again, it’s a platform to advertise yourself to the world. It was said in LinkedIn, professionals were referred double the times more than anywhere else.
8. Involved with industry associations and groups – again, an opportunity to mingle and network.