Curating Your Job Search

Posted March 27, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Career Moves
You’ve decided it’s time to leave your job. You were laid off. You were fired. You moved to a new city. All of these are circumstances under which someone will look for a new job. So there you are, blinking cursor on the search function at or or and you’re thinking, “What do I type?” Chances are, you’ll first try something simple like ‘marketing.’ Then, you’ll spend the next weeks and months attempting every other search term you can think of – corporate marketing manager, director of marketing nonprofit, communications marketing, social media communications, and the list goes on. And I guarantee one thing: at some point, you’ll be so frustrated, you’ll want to give up. Isn’t there an easier way?!?

There might just be an easier way. It involves strategy and preparation, but it will drive you to exactly the right jobs for you and those you’ll be most interested in. Bestselling author and career trend expert Lindsey Pollack has penned what I consider a radically different way of thinking about the job search in her most recent article on the Harvard Business Review Blog, “How to Curate Your Own Personal Job Feed.”

In this article, Pollack takes you step by step through a process that will help you to define the right sites, the best industry resources, and the most effective ways to utilize social media to your advantage in a job search. Follow Lindsey’s advice, and you’ll never again spend your days staring at hundreds of jobs, not knowing which are long shots and which are perfect for you. Curate your job search today and you’ll save yourself time, and hopefully get hired faster! Read Lindsey’s article today. It might be the best piece of job search advice you’ll get!

About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."