Direct Contact (Step Three)

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The Power of Direct Contact and Networking

When job seekers first contact GetFive, one of the most frequent questions we hear is, "How do I upgrade my current resume?" Many people who are beginning their job search believe a polished, professional resume is the only thing that stands between them and their next position

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Beyond the Resume: Direct Contact and Networking Supercharge Your Job Search

A polished resume is an important tool in a job hunter's toolbox, but it's certainly not the only one required to build the pathway to discovering your dream job. That resume is of no use if it never makes it into the right hands. So how can you reach influential people who can have a...

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QUIZ! How Well Do You Know GetFive's Approach to the Job Search?

At GetFive, we’re all about applying a proven method to your job search. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the GetFive approach. The questions are at the top; answers at the bottom. Good luck! Questions   What are the four basic techniques to land a meeting in your target market? What...

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How to Network More Effectively

Many people mistakenly think that networking entails asking one person after another about job openings. These misguided people tend to think the more people they ask, the more likely they are to stumble onto something. But just talking to hundreds of people probably won’t give you much traction. The secret to effective networking involves crafting...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Networking

Effective networking is a powerful tool for making valuable business connections and increasing your likelihood of finding your next great career move — whether a move is imminent or down the road. However, poor networking can be every bit as harmful to your career as good networking is beneficial. As you’re planning your next networking...

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New Year, New Dreams, New Opportunities

Did you know the period immediately following New Year’s Day is typically the busiest hiring time of the calendar year? That’s because many companies are scrambling to fill jobs budgeted from the previous year, and because as new budgets take effect, companies are gearing up to hire. Although the economy is healthy, there are a substantial...

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The Truth About Holiday Hiring: Why and How to Kick Your Search Into High Gear

As we wind down the last few weeks of 2017, it’s easy for job hunters to feel a sense of anxiety and succumb to gloom and doom. At GetFive, we remind our members that there are good reasons to stay positive, even in the most difficult of times. If you are ready to give up...

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Avoiding the Proverbial “Black Hole”

If you ever read about how companies, as well as some of the big job boards such as Monster Worldwide and CareerBuilder, are making their applicant tracking systems more sophisticated in attracting job applicants, you would think the world of job hunting is becoming a lot like the world of online dating. While human resources...

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Taking Your Cues From Others

Whatever the economic situation — whether the stock market is climbing or falling, companies are hiring, or the economy is slumping — one thing is certain: members of The Five O’Clock Club learn from one another. By taking their cues from TFC members who have tested the job market, landed interviews and even new jobs, other...

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The 3 Stages of Your Job Search

When you hear the question, “How is your job search going?” you’re likely to answer with a grumbling, “Well, I don’t have a job yet.” But at The Five O’Clock Club, we would never encourage you to answer the question like that. You may not have a job yet, but that doesn’t mean your search...