Everywhere you turn, as a job seeker, someone is telling you to do something new, something different. If only you followed their advice, you’d be employed, right? Ah, that it were that easy.
The job search process today isn’t what it was 20 years ago. We didn’t follow companies on Twitter (what’s that?); we didn’t have to attend job clubs to network; heck, we didn’t even have “job boards” to search through each day. Life was simple then. We found jobs in the newspaper; we worked with recruiters; we cultivated our network of contacts; and we made sure we had a quality resume. Wait a minute, isn’t that close to what we’re required to do now? The methodology may be different, but the fundamentals are the same.
Research and networking — and a good resume.
Don’t let all the new terminology get to you. When you don’t recognize a term, Google it. Do your research so you can be on the same page as the other candidates. Don’t cut corners just because it sounds like a new learning experience. Take some classes; read job search articles; attend the job clubs.
I strongly believe that jobs are out there for you. You just have to apply thoughtful strategy — and a good resume — to find them.