If you’re like most U.S. residents, you’re tired of the presidential election campaign. But if you’re asking everyone you know, “Help me get a job,” then you might want to take a closer look at the battle between incumbent Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.
You can find plenty of job search tips from the two men battling for the highest office in the land.
Web site Business Insider recently ran a look at the lessons that job seekers can take from Romney and Obama.
And the number-one lesson? Not surprisingly, it focused on networking.
Networking remains the surest path to a successful career search today. And this is displayed nearly every day during the presidential campaign.
Just watch how often Romney and Obama give speeches, appear at fund-raising events, and wade into crowds of followers to shake hands and exchange small talk.
This is networking. And if it’s a strategy used by the men vying for the presidency, it’s a tactic you need to employ in your efforts to find a new job.
It’s not easy turning on the TV today, especially if you have the misfortune of living in a battleground state. The negative campaign ads are everywhere.
But as Business Insider points out, these ads are effective, keeping the candidates constantly in front of the voters.
Now, you don’t want to go negative, but you should investigate creating your own video resume that you can attach to your social media profiles. Make sure your video highlights your winning personality, your job skills and your knowledge. Such a video can help you stand apart from your competitors.
Both Obama and Romney are extremely active on social media, using sites such as Twitter and Facebook to boost their standing among voters and inform their followers of campaign events and policy news.
You need to use these sites, and especially business-centric LinkedIn, to boost your job search.
By chatting online with your business sources, you can gain hot job leads, referrals and personal recommendations. These can help you shorten your job search.
If you need help finding a job, sign up for our Get Hired Boot Camp. You don’t even have to be running for president.