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Knocking the Stupid out of Job Search & Career Enhancement for Professionals

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Job Search:

Austin Job Seekers Network: www.linkedin.com/groups/1696057/ Run by a DA&R alumni and sponsored by the Hill Country Bible Church has many resources, meetings, job fairs, and other very useful tips and events.

Launch Pad Job Club: www.linkedin.com/groups/3078 Is a longstanding great group that meets Fridays in Austin and has all sorts of resources for job seekers.

Career enhancement:

There are many things you can do to maintain and grow your career trajectory... Important topics include learning and more important, applying what you learn to do more for your employer or nonprofit organization you volunteer for.

At an IIBA Austin monthly meeting, where Adriana Beal (www.linkedin.com/in/Adriana Beal)
shared "So good they can't ignore you: the recipe for finding bliss in your business analysis career" the presentation will be posted on http://austin.iiba.org shortly.

Along with Adriana's excellent thoughts on career progression, I add the following:

As you research and add best practices, tools, and experience to your professional expertise, take a minute and document as you go. Update your LinkedIn profile, resume, or yearly performance documentation to ensure you have ready answers and can present a brief summary of the area including benefits of adoption to others.
As you see in-house or external jobs you may want to apply for, grab relevant keywords and make sure your materials contain them and synonyms.

Use Google Keyword Tool (https://adwords.google.com/o/Targeting/Explorer?__c=1000000000&__u=1000000000&ideaRequestType=KEYWORD_IDEAS) to make sure you have covered your all relevant terms.
As a leader, think about documenting your current practices this way as well. Many others in your organization or even outside your organization may benefit.

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