A modern job search means you need to be able to market yourself effectively with a comprehensive, many-faceted strategy in order to get your foot in the door with recruiters and other parts of your professional network. You need a clear statement of your motivations and a concise elevator pitch. A winning LinkedIn profile, a strong professional network, a good narrative of your career and good recommendations are all of inestimable value in promoting yourself to employers. Personal traits like resilience and gratitude are also deeply valuable during this process.
- You need to have various methods of demonstrating your value, to include a good elevator pitch, good stories and a ready-made portfolio of your work.
- A detailed, well-designed and active LinkedIn account can be of immense value, as can a strong social network and good references.
- Personal qualities like resilience, persistence and the ability to display gratitude are all very important to premium job seekers.
“One of the most significant differences between the job market of the past and the job market of today is the need to sell yourself.”