The Toolkit Approach to Finding a Job
As you read through the toolkit approach, I hope that you are struck by its simplicity. There is no secret skill to master, no complicated formulas, no long and drawn-out analysis of your five most appealing companies.
It is not that I am against such approaches. Certainly, if you are particularly interested in an employer in your area, you should do what you can to discover and create opportunities there.
I am more interested in helping you find opportunities in a broader market. This is particularly true if you are newer to the job market. It is always much easier to approach your ideal employer with some additional clout. That type of clout is bought only with experience.
You will find, as you read the outline and theoretical job searches provided, that there isn't a lot to it. You'll know in the next 10 to 20 minutes how to begin the process. You'll know how to create and discover the opportunities that will lead to a job.