Sunday, August 25, 2013

How To Get A Job Using Google News Search

By Jim Stroud

The job market is tough, to be sure. It helps to have an edge, you know, to do something different than what everyone else is doing to find a new job.  I want to show you an example of what I mean. Let’s say that you are looking for an executive administrative assistant position. What would you do? Let me guess: Go to a job board and send your resume to every opportunity you find online. I bet in most cases, you don’t even read the job descriptions. Am I right?

I propose that instead of doing that, you pursue opportunities before the job description is written. How? Follow my logic, when executives land a new role, there is typically an announcement of some kind.  More often than not, it’s in a press release.  Once you learn that an executive has a new gig somewhere, you can try to land a position as their administrative assistant in their new job. In some cases, administrative assistants follow their boss to greener pastures. If you find that is the case, such could mean there is an opportunity at the executive’s old job when the new executive arrives in need of administrative support. Make sense? If you nodded your head yes to that, then this is what you would do to track executives in transit.

Hop over to Google News and run this search:

“new role as” (executive | VP | director | CFO | CTO | chief | “head of”)
-sports -actor -actress –coach

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