Trying to find the job of your dreams can be stressful, time-consuming, and frustrating. It’s a process everybody goes through, and it is one that takes patience and determination.
To help save you time and alleviate stress, here is a list of simple tips to assist you with your job search:
Don’t be Afraid to Adapt
If you’re applying for jobs and employers aren’t reaching out, something has to change. Your resume, social media profile, or LinkedIn page is not set in stone. Try changing your photograph, format, or the wording of your resume.
Keep Your Options Open
With online job boards like Indeed, Workopolis, and Monster, the employment opportunities are endless. (But don’t paste your resume online at these places, and when you apply apply through the employer’s website. This keeps your resume out of the hands of many people who might misuse it.) It’s also important keep on applying for jobs, even after you get an interview to improve your chances of getting hired.
Clean Up Your Social Media Profiles
Employers will Google you. Before you start searching for jobs, thoroughly go through your LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram pages and your personal website to ensure there is no inappropriate content. Your appearance on social media should be as professional as your resume.
Use All Resources
Networking and making connections in person is a tremendous opportunity. But I’m not thinking of “networking events.” Connect with your friends, colleagues and acquaintances over coffee. Ask them to keep their ears open.
Only Apply to Jobs You Actually Want
You know what your talents are. Don’t apply to jobs you don’t actually want. Not only will it clog your email with junk, it is a nuisance and waste of time for the people you contact. Before you start applying for jobs, have a clear idea of what job you want. Set yourself a goal and don’t stop until you’ve achieved it.
Be Prepared if a Recruiter Calls
Once you are contacted by a recruiter, things can happen fast. The recruiter may call you in the morning and request an interview that afternoon. To avoid fumbles, ensure you have an up-to-date copy of your resume ready at all times and a power outfit ready to go.
To sum up; before you dive into the job hunt, make sure you clean up your social media presence, know your job target, and polish your resume. Employees are looking for confident, professional, and smart candidates—don’t give them a reason not to hire you.
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