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Put 2 Cloud © Interested in understanding how all of your systems and applications interact so you can then better define a strategy for application componentisation, integration, modernisation and/or replacement? Do you have any of these questions you would love answered: Critical systems that you need to understand how or if they can play a…

Job Hunting Hack #1

Schedule a set time every day to do your job search, and work on it every day. When you schedule something, it becomes a habit. It also mimics having a job, which will help not only with consistency but also the emotional perspective of doing it.  View job hunting as a job!

Job Hunting Hack #12

If you are offered an interview, start preparing for it, in parallel to organizing the interview time. It is crucial that you have a pitch for an interview you have confirmed with a prospective Employer/Recruiter. You should not schedule the interview if you are not absolutely comfortable with the time and date.  Don’t try to…

Job Hunting Hack #11

The most important aspect of the Job Search is do not give up.  There is nothing worse than getting declined for a job that you really wanted. Don’t get despondent and learn from your mistakes. A better opportunity might just as well be around the corner, if you persist.

Job Hunting Hack #10

Create a list of people who can support your candidacy and are easily accessible.  Once you’re in the running for a job, touch base with your references.  Provide your updated resume and some information about the jobs you applied for.  You may even want to mention specific skills of yours that they can discuss if…

Job Hunting Hack #9

Prep for your interviews by thoroughly knowing your professional self as well as your target audience and company – Research, Research, Research! Create a document divided into categories such as strengths, weaknesses, technical skills, soft skills, accomplishments and stories.  Fill the categories with keywords, phrases and experiences that highlight the progression of your career.  Conducting…

Job Hunting Hack #8

It is of utmost importance for you to follow up with the various companies you have sent your resume to – not all companies are good at follow up and status updates.  This can be done via email or phone. However there is a fine line between following up the appropriate amount of times versus…

Job Hunting Hack #7

Create a “Job Application Monitoring” spreadsheet for your search,. What should you monitor –   What jobs have you applied for? Who have you met with? When are interviews scheduled?  What follow-ups do you have?  When do you reach out again?  What feedback you have got so far?  How do you improve? There is nothing worse…

Job Hunting Hack #6

Get involved with professional organizations so you can network with as many people in your industry simultaneously, instead of individually.  Attend conferences, seminars and/or volunteer to help in lieu of paying the conference fee. The key is to get yourself among people who do what you do and they know you are looking for a…

Job Hunting Hack #5

Create email templates to send to potential employers, your network and others who can support your search.  This saves time and eliminates the need to repeatedly create emails with the same content. Tweak content per application and audience.