Most people look for jobs but very few let jobs look for them. There are ways to get those lucrative employers swallow their pride and come to your doorstep and here they are:
Maintaining a blog requires commitment and investment of energy, creativity and time. In order to sell yourself and your brand to career stakeholders and potential employers, you should focus your content and theme to better serving your industry. It should be included in your online profiles and resume as it demonstrates involvement in the industry and contribution from your experience. It is even easy now that there are numerous self-hosted and free platforms.
It does not matter whether one starts their own blog or guest post on industry related blogs as long as one gets quoted in magazines and other blogs. This adds new credential to taut in job search and boosts personal brand. You should register to sites that connect you to journalists, reports, authors and bloggers such as Helpareporter.com which could be your platform to answer queries on your field of expertise or interest. This could get you interviewed by a blog, network or get quoted in the Wall Street journal.
Get to the professionals
Informational interviews are effective in career networking and job search. By taking a few moments to learn the career and experiences of a professional, besides seeking advice, you get a chance to communicate your brand and yourself to them. Being in their radar could increase your chances for future opportunities.
Offer your ideas
You should consider doing a little research for your target company and provide them a proposal of new ideas relating to opportunities and trends in the industry free of charge. It is the key to share case studies that support your ideas. Your presentation should look as professional and polished as possible for though they might get rejected they show your creativity, investment and value you give the organization.
Stand up and out
If you can speak publicly about something relevant regardless of whether it is an advice, case study or experience, you should think about developing presentations to be presented for various alumni groups, industry associations and other different organizations. This would set you out as a confident leader who has something of value for others, whether an audience or an employer. Make research on the associations and organizations that are out there so as to develop something that is untapped for the industry.