For Employees

What do I do?

As a smart and savvy job seeker, I know it takes much to be effective. Think of it as I now have a new employee that I have to manage: Myself

Just like any job, hunting for employment can be broken down into specific areas of responsibility:


  • Develop overall strategic plans for the job search
  • Set specific, measurable, achievable, and timely goals and deadlines
  • Test and find the best working environment, such as time of day or location

Business Development

  • Develop a list of potential or target employers
  • Set up Google Alerts on target employers
  • Conduct outbound calls for informational interviews at target companies
  • Network at live events through associations, business groups, or job seeker groups
  • Reach out to past or current employees at target companies to conduct in-depth research
  • Research and contact managers at target companies
  • Follow up on submissions to HR
  • Build strategic alliances with recruiters and other job seekers
  • Gain referrals/ recommendations from past clients, managers, and fellow employees
  • Create and update a database system to track progress on job search
  • Foster social media relationships
  • Join social media Groups specific to your location, industry, and interests
  • Find and apply for jobs on job boards such as, CareerBuilder, etc.
  • Search LinkedIn Groups for hidden job postings
  • Build social media connections with recruiters


  • Create professional, perfect resumes with relevant keywords for target jobs
  • Write custom cover letters for jobs, both for HR and for specific hiring managers
  • Upload a dynamic, keyword-rich LinkedIn profile with high-quality photographs
  • Manage or clean up all social media accounts
  • Share meaningful content on LinkedIn, especially with Groups
  • Practice interviewing techniques
  • Evaluate wardrobe to search for potential interview outfits
  • Create presentations for interviews (if requested)

Finance and Accounting

  • Set a budget for the job search (typically 3-7% of target salary. Typical expenses include resume services, classes, networking events, food/ treats for informational interviews, travel expenses, etc.)
  • Track expenses to use as tax deductions
  • Find free or affordable fun things to do around town (there’s more to life than just job searching)

Human Resources

  • Do nice things for your network to keep their good graces
  • Keep track of 401(k)/ IRA from previous employers

IT and Technical

  • Ensure proper operation of all equipment, internet connections, and on-location IT operations
  • Conduct data backup
  • Catalog warranty information


  • Calendar management
  • Data entry, inbound/ outbound mail
  • Create email lists to send monthly updates to friends, family, and recruiters
  • Generate materials for interviews, including printing high-quality resumes, samples of work, and copies of awards or letters of recommendation
  • Organize networking contact follow-up
  • Manage office supplies
  • Record any necessary documentation for governmental agencies, including Unemployment or Workforce
  • Investment Act (WIA) grants

The Business of My Business

In addition to all of these responsibilities, I stay sharp within my own field. This means I am taking classes in the latest software or creating mock projects in my area of expertise. 

Let’s Go to the “contact form” Section›››