Be under no illusion!
Be under no illusion, employers receiving your CV will type your name and email address into search engines like Google and if they find nothing interesting about you, but do find loads of fascinating information about other candidates applying for the same vacancy, who do you think will have the upper hand in those vital first few seconds of looking at CVs?
So… there is no point in sending your CV to companies before you have a strong and coherent presence on the Internet.
So how is this book organised?
It is laid out so you can work on one topic per day.
Check your web presence, create a profile on the professional network LinkedIn, use Facebook to stand out from the crowd, learn to write a CV, develop strategies to avoid secretaries on the phone and how to behave in a job interview. These are just a few of the things I’ll be covering in the 30 days of the challenge.
The book “How to find a job in 30 days” also has this website www.job30days.com, where you can access up-to-date information and find resources to help you organise your contacts list and download attractive CV models, among other things. All the information is regularly updated on the site and on social media.
At the end of each day of the challenge, you will find a link to a practical webpage dealing with the topic of the chapter you have just read. Each page on the site has instructions with images which complement the text, making what is in the book more visual and easier to follow.
Take a look at the chapters of the book and the links where you will find the images I mentioned earlier:
– Day 1 – What do you look like on the Internet?
– Day 2 – Your Facebook profile
– Day 3 – Your Google+ profile
– Day 4 – Setting up a profile on LinkedIn
– Day 5 – Creating a network of contacts on LinkedIn
– Day 6 – Recommended daily reading
– Day 7 – Sharing useful content on social networks
– Day 8 – Why does everything keep changing…?
– Day 9 – Read inspiring books
– Day 10 – Check everything you have created so far
– Day 11 – Create an email signature & standard texts
– Day 12 – Decide what you want to do
– Day 13 – Define where you want to be in 5 years’ time
– Day 14 – Create your own business card
– Day 15 – Learn to break the ice with strangers
– Day 16 – Tips for getting noticed
– Day 17 – Prepare and practise your elevator pitch
– Day 18 – Follow companies on social media
– Day 19 – Make a list of the companies you want to contact
– Day 20 – Write your CV and a covering letter
– Day 21 – Write to companies by e-mail
– Days 22 a 27 – Replicate good habits
– Day 28 – Call companies
– Day 29 – You’ve been called for interview… now what?
– Day 30 – Get ready for the interview
– Your first day at work!
You have probably thought about trying to lose weight, giving up smoking or learning something new. But you never got round to it, so you didn’t see the results you were hoping for.
There is a Chinese proverb that goes like this:
“The best day to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best day is today!”
Today is a great day to start something new, so commit to this 30-day challenge and share the results with me by email at: email@example.com or on social media.