Jumpstart Your Job Search

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

The job search process can be long, frustrating, and exhausting—if you go about it in inefficient and ineffective ways. Greg David, president of Laka & Company and job seeker advocate, believes that there are a set of ideas you can use to accelerate your job search and land a position that will help you advance in your professional life. In this CareerCast, David shares the perspective, experience, and practical tips to help you jumpstart your job search this year and beyond.

Aired February 20, 2015

Greg David (Laka) is president of Laka & Company, an information technology and human resources talent acquisition organization specializing in contingency and retained level search dating back to 1964.

With the firm since 1992, David specializes in helping organizations hire a higher caliber of talent with less time and effort involved. His primary focus is helping institutions hire the best available talent, while refining their hiring process to allow them greater agility, speed, control, and success in the current and upcoming “war for talent.”

Separately, David spent 15 years helping individuals learn the “new model” of job search to more quickly and easily navigate today’s complicated job market. In the old model, job seekers were like moths flocking towards light (jobs). This model doesn’t work well today and usually results in a frustrating and lengthy job search timeline. David helps individuals learn the new model wherein jobs are moths, job seekers the light, and the process is to get jobs to come to them—without applying. David continues his advocacy for job seekers in a program he moderates each third Wednesday monthly from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Union League Club of Chicago.

A graduate of St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin, David resides in Tinley Park, Illinois with his wife and daughter.

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