Jobs In Orlando
Get Involved in the Community and Events You Enjoy or Are Passionate About .
I don’t suggest doing these for the sole sake of networking and finding a job. Do things you love and care about and naturally it will come up in conversation what o you do- the perfect segway into “Well Actually I am Looking…”
Use LinkedIn to maximum effect. LinkedIn is a powerful tool to easily connect with the right people. Search your target market based on your industry, qualifications, university and interests, and connect with the people who interest you. For example, if you work in the insurance sector, you could aim to connect with all potential bosses and human resource departments in this industry and in your market
Check job boards. Many companies and recruiters use them to find the right candidate. Define the top job boards for your skill set and put your resume there. Choose a catchy, succinct headline that encourages the reader to open the attachment. Be professional. Many sort results by most recent date so go in and update every week or so.
Contact headhunters. Senior-level professionals are recruited almost exclusively through recommendation or by headhunters. We know about jobs that will never be advertised and we have experience finding openings. You may want to consider if a contract, contract to hire or permanent role is best for you.
Be realistic about your expectations. While you graduating is a great thing, you need to realize that inmost roles you are not going to be affording a Ferrari with the first paycheck.
In Orlando, there are good signs of an ever increasing tech presence, many companies are hiring, but you have to be creative and diligent in your search efforts. I always think it is a good practice to write hand written notes to anyone you interviewed with or helped in any way along your job search journey.
Here are a couple thoughts about your job search, written as if you were my son and entering the workforce. I know it is easier said than done, but don’t settle- Financially or emotionally.
Be realistic about your wages, but think about the following. You have done research and the average starting salary for your job field is 40k. You get offered 32k. Bills are starting to come in so you accept. How long do you have be at that job before you get to 40k? If you had waited one more month and continued to be diligent about your search is there a reasonable chance that you will get 40k base. Maybe. It will take years of working to catch up to that 40k where one month of searching may have done the trick.
While you have to pay your dues, you shouldn’t work at someplace that drains your very soul and that every morning you dread. Life is too short and work takes too much of your time to be miserable while you are doing it.
Secondly, realize that your job changes you. The tempo, people and environment will mold you as well. For example, someone who is a cop for years will start to see the world differently than a person who sells watches to the rich. Your career can influence your worldview.
Last piece of advice, take notes, keep in touch with people , be professional and polite and most of all believe in yourself. Rejection or no answer at all will beat you down, just remember your worth.