New Year, New Job
Many people start out the beginning of the year with New Year’s resolutions such as eating healthier, going to the gym and even finding a new job. Finding a new job can be a challenging and frustrating experience but you can make the experience a bit easier on yourself with these quick tips.
5 Tips for Finding a New Job
- Write, edit and revise your resume. Your resume is still the most critical tool of a job-search. Start by creating a resume that focuses on your work experience, accomplishments, skills and your training/education. The key is to tailor your resume to each job and employer you want to apply for using keywords and phrases that are specific to the opportunity you seek. And remember, the resume is not about you!
- Get yourself organized! One thing that irritates recruiters and hiring managers is when candidates do not even know what positions they applied for! Before you start applying for jobs, going to job fairs, or interviewing with employers, take a moment to develop a system that works for you in organizing your job-search. A simple spreadsheet works best for many people. Write down the name of the company, the title of the job, the date you applied and any other relevant information that will help you keep track of your job search.
- Treat staffing agencies as part of your tool kit. Many people think that staffing agencies only offer short term employment but that isn’t always the case. You can find a real job working with staffing companies. Staffing companies can help you navigate the hiring process and help you along the way if you treat them the same as you would any employer.
- Prepare for all job interviews. Before you get called for your first interview, develop responses for common interview questions, and then practice them. The more prepared you are for the interview, the more comfortable you’ll be — and the more likely you’ll succeed. You’ll find many ways to be prepare for your next job interview in our blog, Interviewing the Right Way.
- Thank You Matters. It’s important to note that about half of applicants don’t send a thank you note after an interview. It is a great way to follow-up and express your interest in the position. If you are one of the applicants who does spend a few minutes taking the time to send a thank you note to your interviewers, it will help you to stand out.
If you would like help with your resume, strengthening your interviewing skills or seeing what jobs we have to offer, contact the team at SharpLink Staffing. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals in 2018.