In today’s world, we have the luxury of on demand information and content.
We can stream movies on demand with Netflix, see what our friends are up to in real time with Twitter, and Google even guesses what we’re searching for before we finish typing it!
Job searching has definitely gotten more on demand, too, with easier access to company information and networking contacts through social media. The ACT of job searching, however, is not on demand. We can’t expect instant results, and pressing one button rarely yields exactly what we’re looking for. But unfortunately, too many people think it will, and miss opportunities because they don’t put in enough time and effort.
With the amount of information out there, it’s hard to get things narrowed down with one initial “search.” Today’s digital landscape requires deep research – well, if you want to be successful in your search at least.
I recently saw this very topic discussed in a Simply Hired blog post. It calls out specifics on exactly what does go into a good job search, including frequency of searching, networking, and a purposeful attitude through it all.
I recommend you read the blog post, and consider past, present and/or future job searches of your own. How will you adapt to the blessing that is smarter technology – and avoid the curse of presuming it will do all the work for you?!