How to Use Your Career Bundle Package
If you’ve made the first big step toward improving your job search, getting a career bundle package, then you are ready to start your job search. The career bundle is a great way to manage your job search for better results. If you have your bundle ready, then here is how to use your career bundle package.
Before the Search: Identify Your Targets
The first step is to identify places where you could get a job. Make a list of the places that you would like to work as well as places in your area that have the type of position that you are looking for. Start with ten places and prioritize them by which are the best fit for you. Then, do your research to see if these places have a position posted for you. Separate you’re the employers based on if a job is posted or not. Also list the information that you need to submit your resume, like the name of the hiring manager and the address.
Starting Your Search: Using Prospect/Cover Letters
For the list of companies that have suitable jobs posted, send your resume with the cover letter attached. If the company does not have a suitable job posted, then send your resume with the prospect letter. The prospect letter helps you introduce yourself in a way that shows you are interested in the company even if the company does not have a job ready for you. In many cases, you can find the best job for you this way since most companies try to fill positions internally before posting them online.
After the Interview: Send the Thank You Letter
The day after you have an interview with a potential employer, send the thank you letter. The thank you letter reinforces your impression on the hiring team and helps you stand out from the rest of the group. In essence, it brings you back into the hiring team’s mind and subconsciously forces them to compare subsequent candidates to you. Address it to the hiring manager or the person that you interviewed with.
One Week Later: Send the Follow-Up Letter
Within one week of the interview, send the follow-up letter. It follows the same idea as the thank you letter in that it keeps you relevant in the hiring team’s mind as they continue to interview other candidates. In many cases, this could make the difference between getting a job and being passed over. If your timing is right, sending the follow-up letter can put you back on the top of the candidate list.
Your career bundle package has all of the tools that you need to search for a job effectively. Following this method, you are more likely to get the job that you want instead of a job that you would settle for. If you need help creating a career bundle package, we can help you with that.