If you are searching for a new job, either because you are without one or because you are one of the 73+% of people who are disengaged in their current jobs, then you need to have a list of five to ten target companies you strongly want to work for.
Why Target Specific Companies
How to Identify Your Target Companies
How to Work Your Target Company List
Participating in Groups – LinkedIn
Participating in Groups – In Person
What Else to do With Target Companies
- Follow your target companies on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Companies are posting important news and information (even jobs) on social media. You want to know that information in a timely fashion.
- Your network of family, friends, and others want to help you in your job search. You may have told them what you want – the truth is that memory does not get better with age. Instead of asking them to remember what you are looking for, give them a Marketing Plan or what coach Judi Adams renamed the Networking Guide because it more clearly communicates the purpose for it – it is a guide for your network. For more information on the Networking Guide go to RightChangesJobSearchCoach.blogspot.com.
- Set Google Alerts on your target companies. Companies usually only publish information that creates a positive spin on what they are doing. Google can find much more on the internet about your target companies than what the company wants you to find. You could repeatedly Google the companies but it makes more sense to put Google to work. Set a Google Alert for each of your target companies so you can see what Google find when it finds it. To set a Google Alert, Google the term “Google Alert” and follow the prompts. Google will send you an e-mail with the subject line of “Google Alert” and the criteria you set. Then read the e-mails so you are on top of breaking information.