Are you tired of your job and want a change? The job market can be brutal but there are some things you can do to land you that next job quicker.
Time your search right:
If you need a job right away, then you don’t have the luxury of waiting. If you can wait, the big hiring months are January and February, and late September and October. Hiring generally slows down during the summer months because of vacations.
Let people know you’re looking for a job:
Don’t just narrow your job search to online. Talk to people in your network, professionally or personally, and let them know you’re looking for a new gig. Chances are they might be able to connect you with your next job, or at the very least they can get you to someone who can.
Show employers what you've done:
Skip the “goals and objectives” statement at the top of your resume. Employers get it, you want a job. What you should do instead is use that space to brag a little, or maybe a lot. Let the hiring managers know what you accomplished and how it will make you a better employee for them. If you can, quantify your accomplishment, don’t be broad about your successes.
Clean up your social media:
There’s a good chance your potential employer is checking out your social media profiles. Some red flags are: provocative and inappropriate pictures, posts about drinking or drug use, bad-mouthing an employer, discriminatory comments, sharing confidential information, and having an unprofessional screen name to name a few. On the flip side not having any online presence at all can also be bad. So go get started on that LinkedIn profile.
Follow these tips and you’ll be one step closer to landing your next interview!