|Special Edition: ||May 26, 2008|
|Integral Part of Your Job Search Campaign|
Make no mistake, staying on top of the news and trends of your industry are an integral part your job search. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by Beta Research Corporation, on behalf of The New York Times Job Market, the majority of employers (85%) surveyed agree that keeping
up-to-date in a candidates field of expertise is a very important tool for conducting a successful job search.
So, whether you're looking to move up or to move on, reading business and trade publications can definitely help you move right in to the job of your dreams! For starters, being fluent on the latest trends in your profession can be
invaluable while networking or interviewing. These magazines keep you sharp, well informed, articulate and in-demand!
To help you stay current, JobSeeker Weekly has arranged for its readers to instantly subscribe online to practically every leading industry and business publication, at NO COST to you. For more information or to sign up to
your industry's trade magazines, go to TradePub.
Imagine how being able to make conversation about the latest industry trends and events can be used as an ice breaker while networking. You can stimulate conversation by asking the opinions of others on industry developments
-- all the while appearing to be the well read, well informed expert.
In fact, the person with the most power in a conversation is often the facilitator of the conversation -- the one asking questions and opinions of others, listening intently and showing respect for everyone's answers. Beware of taking a position too strongly, being
argumentative or coming off like a know-it-all.
Your ability to demonstrate keen industry knowledge in conversation helps you project confidence. It also makes an all important yet unspoken statement that you are dedicated and conscientious about your chosen profession -- inspiring others to instinctively feel confident about your skills
and abilities. Now that's the position you want to be in while networking!
Industry trade magazines also provide other wonderful opportunities for job seekers. The most obvious of which are the industry specific help wanted sections that many have, offering jobs you may not find using traditional job seeking methods.
trade publications offer other less obvious opportunities. Their articles can provide wonderful networking leads and the perfect reasons to give them a call. For example, imagine reading an article about a new program that a company is mounting in your area of expertise. And suppose the article also quotes an executive of that company. This gives
you the perfect opportunity to call the executive quoted, offer a compliment on the new program and introduce yourself as someone who might be able to help -- or perhaps might be a good addition to their team. Even if they don't need to fill a position, they may call you in the future or possibly refer you to someone who does.
most industry trade publications list a calendar of events or trade shows that can offer you wonderful networking opportunities. And many of these shows offer free exhibit hall passes just for the asking. The exhibit floor of a trade show is a place where you can meet executives from many the companies in your field -- all in one place.
if you don't regularly read your profession's industry trade magazines perhaps now is the time to start!
JobSeeker Weekly has arranged for its readers to receive a complimentary subscription to trade publications in practically every leading industry. It's quick and easy to do.
It only takes a minute to search their website and
quickly find the magazines matching your skills and interests. You can search by publication title, industry, or geography. Next, pick the magazines you want, fill out a brief online subscription form and press submit. It's that easy!
For more information or to sign up now for your complimentary trade magazines, follow this link.