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Modernize Your Job Search to Stay Ahead of the Competition and Land Your Next Job

March 31st, 2016

Have you been struggling in your job search? Maybe you’ve been out of the Georgia job market for a little while and you are overwhelmed with all the changes in how to find a job? Each day, many job seekers face the same problems, so you are not alone. On the positive side, there’s no time like the present to learn how to modernize your job search so you can snag a great job.

Read on for some tips on how to stay ahead of the competition with a more modern job search approach.

Set up an online profile (or two).

Take the time to develop a central online profile for yourself using a simple free portfolio. For example, you can set up a free blog using Blogger or WordPress, then select a career-related template. Or choose one of several social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, or Pinterest for sharing your information. If you are highly creative, you can record a video introduction. At the very least, include your general career history, a nice headshot photo of yourself, and links to your work.

Create a digital friendly resume and cover letter.

Most employers will still require a resume and/or cover letter for applying for open jobs – this hasn’t changed much. However, due to the rise in the use of digital applicant tracking systems and online job postings, these documents need to be in a readable format. Create a resume and cover letter as separate documents in .RTF format, with a left alignment so that it can be read by online systems, and can be opened by anyone receiving it by email.

Register with industry leading staffing agencies.

Since the recession, more companies have turned to staffing and recruitment agencies in order to save money on upfront recruitment costs. This means the best jobs are generally going to be through an agency and never advertised elsewhere. Improve the odds in your favor by registering to work through your local staffing agencies now.

Use job search apps to get notified of new opportunities.

Your mobile device can be your biggest source of job opportunities, if you take advantage of all the great job apps available. Search and apply for jobs, listen to career podcasts, even connect with recruiters with an Atlanta GA staffing agency – all from the convenience of your smart phone or tablet.

About Staffing Resources

Staffing Resources, established in 1985, is a privately held Georgia based corporation and a certified Female Business Enterprise. We provide a wide range of full- and part-time employees to businesses, associations, government and non-profit organizations in the metro Atlanta area. If you are looking to advance your career or land a new job in Atlanta, contact us today!

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