10 SURPRISING WAYS TO FIND A NEW JOB
Scouting the job market? These tips from Sheryl Sandberg’s book will give you a head start on the competition.
KNOW WHO YOU ARE Job seekers should have an 'elevator pitch', a 30-second rundown of your most relevant skills. Mine is “I’m Mindy Levy. I work in human resources at a strategy-and-technologyconsulting company. I also moonlight as an executive coach, helping people get ‘unstuck’ so they can pursue their ambitions.” The idea is to introduce yourself quickly and convey the kind of job you’re looking for if the opportunity arises at a party, a sporting event— even in an actual elevator. CLEAR YOUR CACHE Did you know that 75 percent of recruiters
Excerpted from Lean In: For Graduates, by Sheryl Sandberg say their hiring process includes researching candidates online? So check your social media photos and posts and hide or delete any questionable ones— even if your hair looks really good. Create a proper LinkedIn profile, asking former employers and professors to provide testimonials, and join school and industry groups on the site. GO BEYOND GOOGLE Find jobs that aren’t listed online by identifying people in your extended network—friends and colleagues of your family, teachers, and friends—who have jobs that you’re interested in. Make a list of people you want to connect with, and see if you have anyone in common. Don’t be afraid of getting their attention on Twitter or LinkedIn.
Good at posing for pics; bad at talking to each other