Job Search Strategies

Networking is key

It’s no secret that networking is an important component to your career success. If networking is a rather new concept to you, take some time at the beginning of the year to brush up on your skills, especially if you’re an introvert. Try new things like searching the internet for network events in your field. Force yourself to get out of your comfort zone.

Don’t limit your options

When searching for your next job, there’s a fine line between knowing what you want and keeping your options open. Experts recommend searching for the company you want to work for as well as the title you’re looking for.

Always attach a cover letter

Make sure you’re always tailoring your cover letter to the job you’re applying to, and always, always check for spelling errors.

Use technology to your advantage

We bet you have a smartphone. We also bet you carry that smart phone with you everywhere. You really have no excuse not to be applying to jobs at every opportunity. If you’re applying to a job from your computer, make sure to take a moment to run the job description through a word cloud generator. This will extract the important keywords hiring managers are looking for and help your resume match the job description. It’s a simple step that could just be the difference between you landing an interview or getting passed by.

 

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