October 21, 2016

Management Tip of the Day: Curate your personal job feed

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Looking for a job today can seem to require an advanced degree in data analysis, but there are ways to navigate the ever-shifting landscape of job boards, social networks, apps and more, says Harvard Business Review.

The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org (http:\\www.hbr.org). Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

“Looking for a job today often requires the painstaking task of sorting through countless websites and listings to find what’s relevant to you.

Instead, try setting up a personalized stream of opportunities. Here’s how:

1. Get Specific. Avoid wasting time and energy and get clear on the exact search terms that best match the jobs you want. If you cast too wide a net, such as searching for ‘marketing’ or ‘Atlanta‘, you’ll receive too many results.

2. Focus on a few niches. Find the niche job boards for your field. Bookmark these sites for easy daily reference and sign up for email alerts so you’re notified when new jobs post that fit your criteria.

3. Use Twitter wisely. Do an advanced search (using the specific terms you’ve now defined) to find the kinds of job postings you’re looking for. Then follow the feeds that provide the best postings, adding them to a list so you can check them daily.”

– Today’s management tip was adapted from “How to Curate Your Own Personal Job Feed” by Lindsey Pollak.

(For the full post, see: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/03/how_to_curate_your_own_persona.html)

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