Tips that apply to both job seekers and entrepreneurs
LAS VEGAS, NV -- Tip 1: Build yourself a budget: It's key to know what you have, and how much money you will need to stay afloat through the job search process. You need to have a firm grasp on your situation and how you intend to manage it. You also need to think about your revenue requirements in the new job. You should have a good idea of both what you want and what you need before you begin to negotiate.
Tip 2: Get into marketing mode: Your single best marketing tool is your resume. Be sure to spend a lot of time putting it together, and have others provide you feedback. Tip 3: Put together a sales plan: With your product in hand -- namely, your resume -- it's time to start the distribution process. Make a list of your contacts, target companies, and associations. Then assign dates to contact and meet them. Tip 4: Shore up your operations: If your job is to find a job, you need to have an action plan for each day, and it's your responsibility to review and execute that plan.
Tip 5: Don't forget human resources: It's important to take care of yourself during this period of career transition. It's critical that you feel good about yourself. Eat well, get plenty of rest, exercise and focus on building up the relationships in the marketplace that will ultimately help you get through to the next phase of your life.