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Become a Search Ninja


As some of you already know, I was raised by a private investigator, and I consider myself a natural search ninja. This skill comes in handy when I’m coaching people in career transition.


Searching online for a new job is overwhelming. All the information is there but finding an opportunity that works for you can be challenging.

Here’s how to make your online search more productive:


Use Google for Job Search

A more robust way to search across multiple sites is to use Google. Type the function into your Google search bar, such as Business Operations jobs, and hit enter. You’ll get a blue box as your result. Click the blue box, and you’ll see many ways to filter your results. I usually refine my results by Date Posted and Location. Google also has a selection for Work from Home.


Stay Open Minded

Limited research has shown you’re just as likely to get an interview matching 50 – 60% or more of the requirements. What matters is that you have the hard skills and experience.


Do Your Research

Once you’ve found an opportunity to pursue, check the company’s career section to ensure it’s a current posting. I’d also research the company website, recent news, earnings, and reviews on Glassdoor.


Leverage Your Contacts

If your research indicates this is a good opportunity, check LinkedIn to see if you know anyone working at the company. If you do, ask if they’d be willing to pass your resume along internally. It would also be nice to chat with them about what it’s like to work there.


Apply Directly

If you don’t know anyone working at the company, apply to the job posting on the company website.


If you’d like to work with me, I offer Career Coaching services in addition to Executive Coaching, Coaching Cohorts, and Leadership Intensives. The best way to reach me is at lisa@lisaaskins.com.

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