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Chris Marty

Chris Marty

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Planning your job search

Everything you need to remember when planning your next job search. Chris is the Talent Partner at Unusual Ventures and partners with founders to build high-performing early teams. He joins Unusual after nearly a decade working in Talent at technology startups. Connect with him on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/christhomasmarty/

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  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Update your resume's content

    Remarkably, creating and formatting resumes hasn't become any easier since I first created my resume 12 years ago. It's a slog, in large part because we are forced to distill our life's work into a boring one-pager. My head’s already spinning. Formatting is the hardest part, and so don’t worry about that right now. Today, put your energy into filling out this basic career experience template. We will make things look pretty next week. https://link.joinarrange.com/planningajobsearch_resumetemplate

    • 120m
    • On event date
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Familiarize yourself with the current job market

    It's time to test the waters and begin holding yourself to a steady cadence of job applications and outreach. Job seeking is a marathon, not a sprint. Don't overdo it on Day 1. Pro Tip -- whenever you complete an application, take 3 minutes to send a short note to the Hiring Manager. Sometimes this person is listed in the posting, and sometimes you'll need to track them down on LinkedIn. Direct outreach is SO powerful. It shows that you are thoughtful, persistent, and - most importantly - human! Do not regurgitate your resume in this note. All you're trying to do is show interest. All recruiters want to engage with candidates who show clear excitement about the opportunity at hand. Use the attached template as a guide. https://link.joinarrange.com/planningajobsearch_recruiteroutreachtemplate

    • 60m
    • 1 week after
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Format your resume

    Add your career experience [the task you completed 2 weeks ago] into this powerful, yet simple, resume template. Always remember that less is more. Anything you add that doesn't contribute to you career story only makes it harder for recruiters to hone in on the information they care about. Also use this time to make sure your LinkedIn profile is up to date. Your LinkedIn profile should tell the exact same story as your resume!

    • 120m
    • 2 weeks after
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Begin applications & outreach

    It's time to test the waters and begin holding yourself to a steady cadence of job applications and outreach. Job seeking is a marathon, not a sprint. Don't overdo it on Day 1. Pro Tip -- whenever you complete an application, take 3 minutes to send a short note to the Hiring Manager. Sometimes this person is listed in the posting, and sometimes you'll need to track them down on LinkedIn. Direct outreach is SO powerful. It shows that you are thoughtful, persistent, and - most importantly - human! Do not regurgitate your resume in this note. All you're trying to do is show interest. All recruiters want to engage with candidates who show clear excitement about the opportunity at hand. Use the attached template as a guide. https://link.joinarrange.com/planningajobsearch_recruiteroutreachtemplate

    • 120m
    • 3 weeks after
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Craft your career story

    Job-seekers stand out when they are able to makes sense of their career journey. In other words, they are able to articulate clear reasons for every job transition they've made in addition to a strong perspective on what they're looking for next. Spend an hour writing down (or recording yourself speaking) your career story. This will help you internalize the key points, ensuring that when it comes time to nail an interview, you're ready. When it comes to interviewing, practice makes perfect.

    • 60m
    • 4 weeks after
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Begin formal interviews

    You're prepared to launch head-on into a focused job search. Be steady with your applications and outreach, and treat each interview or job conversation as a learning moment. Create a spreadsheet to track your progress -- companies you've engaged, recruiters who are helpful, leaders in your network who are well-connected, etc. Truth is, you never know which connection, application or introduction will lead you to your dream job. Best news? You only need one job, and with a structured search, I know you'll get there.

    • 15m
    • 5 weeks after
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