When to Seek Help in Your Job Search

by A Guest Author

Even the most qualified individuals can face difficulties as they pursue a job search. Perhaps you feel like you have tried everything from networking to handing out copies of your resume in your job search. Maybe you have even tried speaking with an online recruiter to find out how you could have interviewed better for a company. If you feel like you been pouring hours into your job search and seeing no results, then it may be time for you to seek professional help in your job search.

A career coach can be just the person who can help you in your job search. A career coach can provide you with additional job leads that you may not have considered. The job of a career coach is to make you think "outside of the box" and consider fresh ideas for moving forward in your job search.

One way that a career coach can provide significant benefits to your job search is by teaching you how to market yourself. Some people fail to build a presence in their community or on the Internet. By failing to do this, they do not build their name and are not easily recognizable in the community. A person should try to build his or her platform by using social media like Twitter, Facebook and blogs. As a person is continuing to search for a job, he or she can write articles that establish him or her as an expert in a particular field. Being published on the Internet is increasingly becoming a way to stand out from the competition in job interviews. One can publish articles on social media platforms like Facebook or on a personal blog website.

A career coach will also teach a job seeker how to network in more effective ways. A job seeker may learn about new places for networking that are located near his or her city. A job seeker may also learn how to manage nerves and speak professionally when conversing with an online recruiter for a potential job.
These are just a few of the ways that a career coach can help you move forward in your job search and ultimately find a career.

Career mangement professionals not only give good advice and cousel, but they also have a large network of professionals as well. These people could be searching for someone without notifying the internet or many people at all, so getting someone who knows that information could be critical.

Don't ever be afraid to ask for help in your job search. these services are here to help you help yourself. They're not doing it for you, just pointing you in the right direction. In a tough job market like we are currently in, anything helps.

About the Author

Carol Sand uses her own experiences to specialize in career management at MAP Houston. For up to date tips on your current or future job hunt, follow Carol on Twitter @Carol_Sand_MAP

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