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28 November  2010 ~

Our latest post is a very timely and valuable guest post from Maria Duprey at .


1. Have you ever reached out to your 50 warmest buddies to update them on what you are currently doing?

If not, send a message to your 50 closest friends, family members, old clients and ex-colleagues to update them. Do not contact them only to send a message “with your resume” asking for job leads. Simply update them so they know your current position.

2. If I glanced at your Linked-In profile, would I know that you’re in the market for job opportunities? Would I know what you’re seeking to do?


3. Are you currently posting some type of update on LinkedIn at least once per week? (i.e. so you are subtly on people’s radar.)

If not, get into the habit of posting something of value once a week. Post status updates which would be valuable to your network, answer a question in the answers section to show your expertise or put in a valuable comment in the discussion within one of several groups you’re part of.

4. Are you ‘out and about’ at least one time a week meeting people face to face?

Otherwise, schedule time in the next week in order to meet with ex-colleagues, clients and friends over coffee – lunch – drinks simply to catch up.

You’ll stick to people’s radar for potential opportunities, often receive some useful advice, laugh and usually feel much better about yourself than you’d sitting in the home looking through project sites all day every day.

5. Do you speak with a minimum of two of your fellow job hunters once every seven days to express ideas and help one another?

6. Do you have a spreadsheet to trace almost every lead, contact or job you’re pursued?

If not, setup an easy spreadsheet to help you to trace progress and be sure you never neglect to comply with a potential opportunity.

7. Do you religiously and systematically follow-up every single contact, lead or loose conversation about an opportunity within twenty four hours? (two days at the very latest)

Otherwise, how can you be more organized and disciplined with your follow-up?

8. Do you have permission to have a bad day or perhaps a bad week?

If not, go easy on yourself. It’s absolutely normal to be a little ‘up and down’ emotionally when going through a job search or change process.


Who am I? Marie Duprey writes for the human resources career objective examples blog. Her mission would be to offer free info to help individuals take charge of the job search, build confidence and advance their careers by connecting job seekers with the best minds in career counseling, resume writing, personal branding and recruiting.

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