Monthly Archives: August 2011

Reviving Your Job Search

If you’ve been conducting your job search for quite a while now and have still had no luck, perhaps it’s time to rethink your product launch. Have you tried every strategy you can think of and still haven’t found a job? If this sounds like you, I can understand your frustration that you are undoubtedly feeling. At this point in time, your best bet is to analyze your marketing scheme, and then do some tweaking to help revive your job search.

It’s important to remember that when you are marketing yourself to employers, it is much the same as any other marketing campaign. So, if the market is not favorably reacting to your product, it’s time to change your marketing campaign. Below are some ways to do just that:

Establish your target market: Although you may feel that it is better to sell yourself as someone who can do it all, this approach can actually end up getting you fewer opportunities. That is because your resume and job search will both lack focus. You need to clearly define your target market – the area where you have both experience and skills. You are best equipped for a certain area, so find out what that is by determining your interests and your type of experience, and how the two fit together. It will bring focus to your job search, will make you seem more employable to employers and will give you direction.

Networking

NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK

Networking is a common synonym for developing and maintaining contacts and personal connections with a variety of people who might be helpful to you and your career.

You can’t start soon enough or do too much networking. You’re planning your future, after all, so take charge! Begin by listing all the people to whom you can talk to. Not only those who may have the job you want. Anyone and everyone can spread the word that you are or will be searching for a new position. Whether it’s passing along your resume, providing a referral or simply keeping you in mind should an opportunity arise to mention your name, there’s something for everyone to do! As soon as you know you’ll be looking, draft your list. Begin with the names of friends and family. To that, add current work contacts, previous employers, co-workers, fellow alumni, and so on. Always carry index cards for jotting down names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of those who are willing to offer assistance-you never know whom you’ll meet so be prepared. Print up “business cards” to distribute at opportune moments; these should provide your name, e-mail address, address, and phone number(s) along with a very brief description of the type of position you seek. Seize every opportunity to network-including holidays, conventions, weddings, and reunions when you’re likely to encounter people you don’t see regularly.

Professional Photographer’s Money Making Secrets

If you enjoy a high quality camera and photography, you can gain a valuable second income as a photographer in the house. These are some of the tricks of the trade professionals …

Take lots of pictures from the wedding of friends as you can

These photos give you a great portfolio, selling your services. Choose the best 40-45 photos you took, and on 7 print “to 5″ photo paper. Put them in the most intelligent album, which you can find. Make sure the …

· The bride, the bridesmaids and the bride’s parents at home

· The formal groups, in particular firearms bride and groom

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· In combination with the offer to weddings many pictures as possible is very popular

There are some business cards printed

Give them everything you know. Word of mouth is the best way to get questions. Get printed flyers with details of your services. Knowledge to deliver the type of package and price, by doing other professional photographers in your area and so, as being a potential customer.