Job Hunting Tips for the New Year!
With the arrival of a new year, now is the perfect time to make a career change. Check out January’s job hunting tips to make the most of your search!
Make a List:
Start by organizing your skillsets and goals to narrow down parameters to start searching. Specify companies you’re interested in working for. That way you can tailor your resume and application to fit what they’re looking for. A list of what you want in your next job is a helpful tool to come back to when the job hunt becomes overwhelming.
Networking is one of the most valuable ways to find a job. Reach out to colleagues and professional contacts to maintain a good relationship. A phone call, email, or cup of coffee is a great way to keep you on their mind. You never know when you’ll need a recommendation or a lead on a potential position.
In the digital age, it is so easy to learn about anything online. If the job you desire requires extra skills that you don’t yet possess, online classes or websites are the perfect way to learn extra skills. The self-motivation and sufficiency of self-teaching valuable skills looks promising to a future employer.
Keep Up The Good Work:
When in the process of looking for a new job, it’s extremely tempting to slack off at your current job. However ready you are to move on to the next phase in your career, maintaining a good work ethic until the very end speaks volumes about your character. Also, you don’t want to burn bridges with your current boss or coworkers as they could come in handy in the future. Connections are everything in the business world, so don’t cut off future opportunities.