Career Hunter Resources
Matt Stepchuk has been involved in the subject of career transition and packaging people since taking delivery of his first XT computer at age 18. In 1999, with the successful career coaching and packaging of more than 100 individuals under his belt, Matt was invited to design and deliver a one day “Job Hunter’s Workshop” to three consecutive graduating classes at Algonquin Technology Institute. The workshops were a resounding success and entrenched Matt’s position as a solid resource in this field.
This small section of the site is dedicated to sharing basic concepts and “tried and true” resources that Matt has recommended a thousand times and drawn upon in his advice to others.
The Proper Job Hunt Strategy
To start, there are basically two types of job hunt: 1) the traditional — fire your resume into the world like buckshot from a shotgun and hope for the best, and 2) the systematic — figure out what you are meant to do, formalize your network, perform industry analysis to find the best possible new place to call home, use your network to get to the key decision maker, “ace” the interview, negotiate effectively, then build your empire.
The latter may sound overly complex but it isn’t. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard “I got the job” only to hear 6 months later “I hate this job” so it actually saves time when you do the groundwork that produces a quality result. There are oodles of established tools and resources out there that will help you convert your nervous energy into structured results.
Worksheets and Publications
The 5 worksheets in the PDF below cover these basic concepts in more detail. Use them if you’re serious about not only getting a new a job, but the right job. They are gold.
These are the three resources most often recommended by Matt. Clicking on them will bring you to Chapter’s Bookstore where they can be ordered on-line. They are absolute dynamite.