This is Part IV of the Job Hunter Series with Follow Up and Mindset.
•Part I LinkedIn Power Profile vs the Resume;
•Part II Job Hunting vs Applying,
•Part III The Magic 4-Step Interview
•Part IV Follow Up and Mindset
According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, it takes someone between 22 – 27 weeks, or roughly 4-6 months, to find a new job. If you are in a high skill or high paying job of Vice President or higher, that can be as high as 6-8 months.
Now this statistic is the average. It doesn’t mean you anything because many things can impact it. For example
•The quantity of jobs of where your preferred job location is (like try finding an acting job in Des Dubuque, Iowa, for example)
•The geographic flexibility on the part of the job hunter
•The flexibility in terms of job preferences (those exclusively looking for management or something which is very difficult to land will very likely have a longer job search)
•The credentials of the job seeker, and the level of demand for one's skills
•Like real estate, longer one is unemployed, generally, the longer it will take to find work
•The amount of time and energy devoted to the job search
•The quality of job search materials, including the resume and cover letters
•The quality of job search strategy, including the level of networking activity
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Don Markland is the CEO and owner of Accountability Now™, an Executive Coaching and Business Strategy company out of Jacksonville, Florida. As a Forbes.com contributor for Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Sales, he has over 20 years of experience in the world of sales, marketing, leadership and business growth.
Currently, he is leading the sales efforts for one of the most successful digital marketing agencies in the US, 411Locals. In addition to building businesses with clients, he was the Chief Revenue Officer for MoneySolver™, a private equity financial services company, where he lead the nationally recognized company of over 350 employees. As CRO, Don has spearheaded the radical growth of MoneySolver™ where they have become the nationally recognized and largest Tax Resolution digital marketing financial services company in the U.S.
Prior to MoneySolver™, Don spent time as a Global Customer Care Executive for working with Amazon in Jamaica and Guatemala. He has also managed $100M Care Centers for State Farm Insurance, All State, and Geico.
Don spent time in the startup world as an Owner and Chief Operating Officer for Launch Leads, a marketing startup in Salt Lake City, Utah where he helped them achieve record performance in both client and revenue growth and was named to Utah Business Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 for leading businesses executives in the entire state. Prior to Launch Leads, Don spent the previous 12 years with Focus Services, helping them grow from $7M to over $45M, and into four different countries, in under five years.
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