Critical Steps to Landing a Job in Las Vegas
There are numerous websites and books
out there claiming to be able to help you land a job, but where
is there a book or proven system that pinpoints HOW TO find meaningful
employment in Las Vegas and throughout Southern Nevada?
The fact is there are no books to help
you master a proven strategy that'll enable you to accelerate the
job-search process specifically in Las Vegas.
Certain material will help you find contacts,
counsel you on interviewing techniques, resume writing, proper dress
and other basics, but there's nothing out that'll give you the complete
blue print you'll need to succeed.
Learn a process that actually works
Until now, there hasn't been a system
available that actually gives you a step-by-step approach to looking
for and finding meaningful employment in Las Vegas Nevada and throughout
Sometimes, you may (by chance) come across
a book on advice you can follow, but it's a fact that you won't
find anything specific on Las Vegas Nevada.
In fact, most advice ends up actually slowing
down the process and can distract individuals from tapping into
what's really important as far as finding a job in Las Vegas.
It's really easy to spin your wheels and
get nowhere when you're not informed about what really works. Don't
let this happen to you!
Here are some important things you
should know to help you land a job in Las Vegas and throughout Southern
Landing a good paying job involves following
a proven step-by-step process that incorporates your previous job-search
skills with a strategic approach to communicating with job search
Like that old sayings goes, "hard
work and perseverance really do pay off," and knowing the right
people does make a huge difference. Especially, if you know how
to have the right people work with you throughout the job-search-process.
It's common knowledge among successful
job seekers that the best way to get a job is through networking.
Networking has been ranked the most effective job search strategy
by both successful job seekers and employers.
Networking allows you, the job seeker,
to get an 'in' with companies and positions you wouldn't otherwise
have access to or even know about.
To make networking work, however, it's
also common knowledge that you must be persistent and know where
to look. We know exactly where to look, and we want to help you.
It doesn't matter who you know, if you
don't continue to achieve your goals throughout the job-search process.
No amount of contacts can help you if you're not being consistent
and following up with every single company you apply with.
Recognize the importance of effective, high-impact
Far too many job seekers underestimate
the importance of effective networking throughout the job-search-process.
Some job seekers will interpret 'networking' as simply communicating
with friends, family members and other people in their community
that they're looking for employment. The fact is, this is only the
starting to point to effective networking.
This is not HIGH-IMPACT networking! The
old adage that no one can find you a job but yourself holds true,
but many people take that to an extreme, where they don't ask for
any help at all!
Effective networking requires a job seeker
to strike a balance between how much they do themselves and how
much they ask for help.
Smart networking doesn't entail asking
for favors - something many people understandably wish to avoid,
both for fear of looking lazy, which is embarrassing, and for fear
of being rejected.
However, when you're networking effectively
you aren't asking for favors but for genuine help and direction.
Once you know what sort of job you want, proactively communicate
to your contacts what you're looking for.
Ask them if they know of anyone you could
talk to in the field to acquire information about employers in your
targeted geographical area. At the same time, step out of your comfort
zone and pass on your resume or business card to these same contacts.
Many people know that networking can work
for them, but they are confused on how to make it work for both
parties. Where do all of those contacts come from? You can start
with friends, family, and relatives - since they already know and
care about you, they can be a great resource for passing the word
along. But don't stop there! Also look to former instructors and
professors, who often have a great number of contacts in the field
Finally, if you're staying within the same
field you worked in previously, you may want to look to former co-workers
or even previous employers, if you've parted on good terms.
Even after you've exhausted the list of
people you know, you can still branch out your network. Job fairs,
job clubs, professional guilds, and the like can provide you with
a wealth of contacts.
Also consider doing informational interviews
at companies you're interested in working at or with people who
work in a field you want to get into.
These informational interviews can not
only get you a new contact, but they serve as a catalyst for additional
information you may not have had about what it takes to get into
a specific company or field.
Underestimating the importance of persistence.
All the networking in the world won't pay
off if you, the job seeker, aren't persistent. You can't just sit
back and expect your contacts to do the work for you.
You still need to research companies, set
up informational interviews, form new contacts, prepare resumes,
and respond to ads. You must also be persistent in properly following
up with your contacts.
Just because a previous contact has failed
to materialize anything within a specific timeframe doesn't mean
he or she won't have something that may be helpful to you. If at
all possible, make sure you continue checking back and thank them
each and every time for considering you as a candidate should they
see an opportunity arise in the future.
This also holds true for job interviews.
Once you've landed an interview, you must still remain persistent.
Sending thank-you notes and keeping in contact with everyone that
you've interviewed with until you get a definitive answer is what
will help you land the job.
Being persistent will make it so that you
stay fresh and current in the interviewer's mind and it will also
demonstrate your enthusiasm and dedication to getting what you want.
Some job seekers are concerned that persistence
can be annoying or rude. True persistence is neither, as long as
a polite and positive manner is maintained.
Don't be confrontational! To keep from
contacting people too frequently, ask them for a time when you should
contact them again. If they don't or won't give you one, try back
in a week to ten days, which is a suitable amount of time. Avoid
calling on Monday mornings.