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Effective ways of searching jobs
« on: May 18, 2017, 11:54:57 AM »
The approach that we used to find a new job 10 to 12 years back is no longer fitting in this business era of 2017. The current job market and the projections for the foreseeable future indicated a lack of appropriate jobs for those who want them and are qualified for them. Moreover, the permanent changes as to how business continues to cut costs have made the job search process even more difficult. If you have not looked for a new position recently and now find yourself in a job search campaign, you will need to put a lot more effort in than you did in the past and you will need to build a personal brand to ensure that you stand out from the crowd.

Last week's topic of the career based radio programme 'Follow  your dreams' talked about the effective ways of searching jobs. M Murshed Haider, corporate coach and CEO of OptiMA HR Solutions, shared his experience on how to use networking as an effective tool for job searching and how to tap the hidden or untapped job market and get the desired job following the right steps.

In today's global environment there is considerable pressure on businesses to do more with less. Companies are looking for trustworthy talents at competitive rates, while wanting to create a flexible workforce that will allow them to scale up and down as needed. While most of the candidates look for jobs through some job sites and newspapers, total percentage of jobs published through those channels is only 20, hence, almost 80 per cent jobs are not even circulated and remain untapped by candidates. This huge hidden job market can be explored through proper use of social media, better networking approach, effective personal branding and being proactive.

Some of the tips given by Murshed during the show regarding effective networking are-- to make courteous initial contact, to ask for information, not a job, to try and have face-to-face meetings with industry mentors, to try to obtain several referrals from each person you contact and finally, to follow up and update them your progress.

Each episode of the show also covers 'Book review' section. Last week's show introduced the book 'How to sell an idiot' written by John Hoover and Bill Sparkman. This book is appropriate for the people who are in sales profession. This book discussed 12 steps to sell anything to anyone. Each episode of this show also contains a quiz. Winner of the quiz in each episode receives autographed book 'Master Password' written by M Murshed Haider and Gazi Yar Mohammed.

Career based radio programme titled 'Follow your dreams' is broadcast from Radio Shadhin 92.4 FM on every Thursday. The sixth episode of this programme is to be broadcast today (Thursday) from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm and the topic for discussion is 'Career in consultancy', says a press release.
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