10 Job Search Tips

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September 27, 2011

10 Job Search Tips

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10 Job Search Tips

 

1. Network – via social media or face to face. Get involved in local clubs/organizations. Connect with workshops on job search how to, where to and more.

2. Polish your resume
. Attend various types of workshops, free of charge, to help job seekers create or update their resumes. Resume writing software and support materials are also available – and don’t forget to post your resume.

3. Be picky – narrow your job search to include only the jobs that you are qualified for or those that you are interested in.

4. Do your research – remember; you’re looking for a career, not just a job. Learn as much as you can about any organization you are looking to get an interview with. Check local, regional and national labor market information on area employers.

5. Prepare and prioritize
– Be prepared! Many job search agencies offer mock interviewing workshops and more to help you prepare for or land your next big interview.

6. Brand yourself. Put together a short elevator pitch that describes who you are and what you’re looking for, and why. You never know who you’ll meet or when.

7. Develop new skills. Figure out your skills and what makes you a better candidate than others. Many job search agencies offer job, career, and skill self assessment tools, free of charge.

8. Be proactive
. Know where to look for your next career. Many job search agencies staff have long standing relationships with local employers and can provide local information on employers that are hiring.

9. Hold yourself accountable. Set goals for yourself, whether they are weekly or daily; such as “I will send out X amount of resumes this week,” or “I will update my resume by X.”

10. Be realistic. You may need to improve your resume or interview skills if you’re still not landing that job. Visit job search agencies for support in your job search, no matter your level of employment.

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