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Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Joshua Waldman

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Chapter 2

Setting Yourself Up for a Successful Job Search

In This Chapter

arrow Creating goals you can actually achieve

arrow Readying your job-search base camp

arrow Practicing time management in the face of distractions

arrow Keeping organized and motivated for the long haul

You ought to be the best at it — highly skilled. It’s about confidence, not arrogance. You have to know that you’re the best whether anybody else tells you that or not. And that you’ll be around, in one way or another, longer than anybody else. Somewhere inside of you , you have to believe that.

—Bob Dylan

Catching the attention of your dream employer is a task of self-promotion. You have to get the word out about your talents to convince an organization that what it really needs is you. Social media can help you, but the various social media tools out there aren’t magical — meaning they aren’t going to lead you to your dream job if you don’t put in a little bit of prep work.

First things first: You need to have goals that inspire you, not frighten you. And when it comes to goals that inspire you to conduct a successful job search, ...

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