It seems I meet with an Indianapolis job seeker almost every week. I’m just trying to be helpful in assisting them to find their next your opportunity. However although all of these individuals are strikingly different in their background, their experience, their education, and their interest, they all seem to have the same challenges in common.
For example almost everyone I need speaks in vague generalities about the kind of job the type of company and the area or industry in which they would like to work. Not only can I not help at Indianapolis job seeker If they are not specific, they are likely to remain someone searching for jobs here in Indianapolis or many months or years to come.
Getting specific is more than just knowing what you want. It also requires being able to explain what you want and why you have researched this area in detail. Don’t say you “want to work in project management” if you can’t explain the basics of dependencies or the advantages of a Gantt chart. Don’t say you want to work in logistics if you don’t know the difference between a 3PL and a 4PL. Don’t say you enjoy “managing people” unless you can contrast at least two different popular management styles and justify which one you prefer to follow.
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In fact among the best advice I can give anyone looking for jobs in Indianapolis is to get specific and prove your expertise as quickly as possible in the conversation. Four example, if you’re interested and working at Indianapolis employer ExactTarget, be sure and know the names of at least three people who work there. If you want a job at one of our exceptional local banks or credit unions, know their mission statement by heart. If you want a job at any company that has appeared in the news in the last five years, be able to summarize what the media said about them. Prepare to impress me in the conversation and I will be inspired to work harder to help you.
This advice doesn’t just apply for people looking to change their job in Indianapolis when talking to me. This is good advice for anyone analyzing their career anywhere. Get specific offer details do your homework show others how much you care so others will care about you.