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By Ford R. Myers, President of Career Potential, LLC and author of “Get The Job You Want, Even When No One’s Hiring”
Fall is here and that means it’s time to hang-
1. Create and Control Your Internet Image
Whether it’s LinkedIn, You Tube, Face Book, VisualCV – or all of the above – every professional should have an online presence. Many employers research job candidates on the Internet before making hiring decisions. Therefore, it is vitally important that you take control of your online identity, and carefully monitor the “personal brand” you’re building on the Internet.
2. Invest in Career Coaching
It might seem that career coaching would be a luxury in today’s difficult economic
climate. But this might be the best time to get some short-
3. Tune Into The Network
September is one of the best times of the year to make new connections and find new
opportunities. With everyone returning from vacation and re-
4. Perform an Internal Career Audit
Fall is a perfect time to take an honest look at your career – where you’ve been,
where you are today, and where you’d like to go. Identify new goals based on your
own definition of career success, take action, and follow-
5. Update Your Career "Tool Kit"
Most job seekers use only their résumé as the cornerstone of their search because
their other "tools" are weak or nonexistent. But there are many other documents you
should have in your “career tool kit,” including your accomplishment stories, positioning
statement, target company list, contact list, professional references, letters of
recommendation, etc. These items are important not just to secure the next job, but
also to maximize your long-
There really couldn’t be a better time than now to launch a professional job search. Hiring managers are back in their offices, making employment decisions for the Fall and early 2012. So, do whatever you have to do and get the help you need, to ensure that you’ll be at the top of your game and land the job you really want!
Ford R. Myers is a nationally-