Is your New Years resolution to get a new job? Here are some ways to jump start your job search.
Dust off your resume
Even in the age of LinkedIn, resumes are still your primary tool to communicate skills and experience to potential employers. Make sure your resume is up to date with your most important achievements and contributions, and take time to optimize it to match the keywords in job postings you apply for. This is an investment that can help your resume gets noticed.
Know your network
Being recommended for a job by someone you know is still a powerful job search tool. Who in your circle might be able to point you in the direction of an interesting opportunity? Ask around on LinkedIn or attend an in-person networking event for professionals in your area or industry. Meetup is a free source for discovering events in your area, including professional development opportunities. Eventbrite can also connect you with events and classes in your area.
Consider a class
Certificate programs, online courses, and even community college classes can help bolster your resume and position you as an ambitious, experienced, and knowledgeable applicant.
Find the right jobs
While networking can be a huge help in your job search, looking through online job boards can also help you connect to opportunities. Most job boards will send you email alerts regarding jobs that match your experience and interests, saving you some time
Connecting with a recruiting company that specializes in your industry can also help you find a new job faster.
Let us help you meet your goal of new employment in the new year. Get in touch today, so we can help you find the job that’s right for you.