Seeking a Job Today or in 2009? "Volunteering" and "Social Networking" May Help

"With an uncertain economy and more competition for the best openings, job seekers are smart to harness advertising and marketing techniques to sell themselves and their talents..."

The Washington Post

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Click here to read full POST article "...Think like an Advertiser"

  • Social Networking Matters--leverage social technology such as 'CollectiveX' by highlighting accomplishments and personal experiences
  • Know Yourself, Build Your Brand--capture unique personas and know what you bring to the table

  • Know Your Target--use the Internet and other tools to reach potential employers, employees, and vet bonafide leads

  • Give Back--Volunteering with local BDPA Chapters or leading a chapter committee helps build your networks and your reputation.

  • Keep Going -- Continue the hunt; keep your brand alive by blogging with BETF and bdpatodayPublish tomorrow's article.

  • Did you know: 

    ...upcoming BDPA Chapter events and holiday socials are by "invitation only" and are usually "informal," yet intimate Career Fairs? Not everyone reads or receives these announcements.

    ...sponsors always have "unannounced" scholarships, internships, and newly created positions (just for you) when attending annual BDPA award receptions and galas? In some markets, a well-placed event ad or web-banner with a "$5000" table may net more than other recruiting costs. Sit with a BDPA sponsor.

    You are your best resume. Engage.

    Join or renew your membership, click here for upcoming BDPA events.

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