One of the New Year’s resolutions for many people is to find a new job or, finally, the greatest job of their dreams. If that’s your plan, keep reading, here are some bits of advice to follow and make that twist in your future.
Prepare your resume and cover letter
This is a step in the process to get a new job you can’t take for granted. It’s your presentation, and the element to show your qualifications, talents, and experience.
According to CNBC, a study made by Resume Go found that directors, supervisors, and recruiters, were 2.3 times more able to hire applicants with two-pages resume, than others with one-page resume. Of course, be aware always to put just relevant information, not fulfilled it with useless sentences.
To make an appropriate cover letter, keep it short. Introduce yourself briefly, mention the position you’re applying for, explaining that your skills are those required for the place.
Finally, as Youth Central recommends, make a call to action, so the reader goes to your resume and ask for an interview or a meeting, and be closer to that job you’re looking for.
Make networking and use Apps for job searching
If you have profiles on online pages such as LinkedIn, Google for Jobs, Indeed, or another one, ¡use them! If you don’t, then, open them up and start doing networking, finding new contacts, connecting with everyone, ‘cause anyone could be the channel to that next great job.
LinkedIn, the biggest networking website recently has launched a new tool, LinkedIn hashtags, which allow users to add relevant hashtags and use them for searching.
On the other hand, there are apps and tools that could help to make job searching a very easy process. Jobs by Careerbuilder.com, Job Aware, Switch, Glassdoor are just a few to mention.
They will help you to organize your work search and manage your career. The best thing is that you can do a lot of searching through your smartphone or tablet, and you will save a lot of time.
Be accurate at the job interviews
Forbes recently published an interesting article about what not to do at a job interview.
First of all, be clear and conscious about what you can and can’t do. Don’t brag about your skills or don’t be insecure about them. Prepare for the moment and be confident, in order to develop relax and make a great first impression.
Don’t ask questions like: “How much does this job pay?”, “When will I be promoted?”.
Finally, if you have the chance to make questions to the recruiters, make the most of it. Clear up your doubts, ask about the company and show excitement and enthusiasm.
Even you’re a newly graduated looking for his first employment, or a veteran in the field, keep in mind all these strategies to find the new job you’ve been dreaming for so long.