A person I don’t know recently asked a question in an online group. He asked about different ideas or suggestions on how to find work. Here’s what I recommended:
Hi, I am a Veteran (Naval Electronics Technician) from the Royal Canadian Navy. I specialized in internal and external communication systems and fluent in repairing electronics equipment and have had previous job experience servicing, sales and support of computer systems and wired/wireless networks.
I am currently looking for full-time employment, but having a hard time finding that type of postings on the normal channels (indeed, etc.)
Thought I would finally introduce myself and see if anyone had any good ideas/resources I could take advantage of.
Thank you for your service.
I’m a career professional and military spouse. The advice I most often share with clients is to stop going to job boards and start researching companies instead.
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Rather than looking at openings (using job boards), look at companies in your local area (or if you’re thinking about relocating, research companies at the new location).
Come up with a list of 10-15 companies where you know you’d like to work.
Instead of waiting for the opening, pitch them on the idea of hiring you.
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Give them 3-5 reasons in a cover letter along with a resume. …even better if you can find a friend (or a friend of a friend) to introduce you to someone within the company.
Good luck. I hope you find what you’re looking for.
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Maureen McCann is an award-winning career coach, master resume writer, and master certified interview, employment, and career strategist whose clients include C-level executives, managers, and professionals in all industries including the Canadian banking, oil and gas, healthcare, IT, and government sectors.