There is always someone who due to circumstances has been trapped in their current job for a few years would like to move but does not seem to know where to start.
I know someone who had been in the same job with a company for over 5 years and had just been passed over for a promotion. In fact the person they had trained got the job. This lead to this person having doubts about their ability to move up in their current company. However as we have seen over the past 7 years job searching has changed drastically. So not only was there the doubt about their abilities there was the overwhelming thought of trying to search for a job when they had never even had to write a CV. They did however have a LinkedIn profile with a few bits of information. They were going to take some time off to look after their kids and it so happened that where this person was they got to take time off and get paid so this was also an opportunity to regroup and start job hunting.
I got this person to do the next few simple steps:
Change your LinkedIn contact email to your personal email
Change your contact settings so that is shows you can be contacted for jobs, advice etc
Update your skills list
Update the details about your current job
This person did not do this all at once but bit by bit
First of all their contact settings, after doing this the excitedly emailed me to tell me that they had gotten a phone call from an interested company
So then they went ahead and updated their skills and job information
Guess what I got another email stating they had a job interview the following week! Now they were really scared as they had not interviewed for a job in years and did not even have a current CV to give them.
To make a long story short with some guidance they aced the interview were advised they were being underpaid by about 30%
They then went on to get a brand new job in the area they wanted and closer to home!