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Start Looking For a New Job in 2019 With These 5 Tips

January 9th, 2019

The new year is a time to make changes, including being healthier, reading more or finally taking your dream vacation. It can also be the perfect time to start looking for a new job. Before you begin applying, follow these five tips to make sure you’re ready to begin the search.

 

Start by cleaning up your social media profiles

One of the fastest ways for an employer to find you is through social media, so you want to make sure your accounts present you in a way they would find appealing. Go through and delete any posts complaining about your old job and pictures that could label you as irresponsible. Don’t forget to make sure your LinkedIn is updated as well.

 

Decide who you are

It’s typical to begin the job search by updating your professional materials and begin applying, but that’s not really the key for long-term success. If you want this job to be more than just a way to pay the bills, you have to decide who are and what you’re capable of.

 

Take some time to evaluate your strengths, skills and talents and consider your passions. All of these play an integral part in deciding what you actually want to do. Find a way to make all these transferable to appeal to employers.

 

Update everything

Now that you know what you want to do, you can begin perfecting your resume and cover letter. Make sure they address where you want to go in your career by tying everything back to what you’ve done. The cover letter can further make these connections to show how your past is shaping your future. Check and recheck everything for spelling errors.

 

Don’t forget about your references

This is a good time to re-evaluate your references as well. Determine if they’re still relevant to your career path or if you need to add new people to the list. Once your list is assembled, check in with everyone to let them know you’re applying for jobs so they can be prepared to vouch for you.

 

Target your search

It’s tempting to cast a wide net in the hopes of finding something faster, but if your goal is quality, make sure you’re applying to positions that line up with who you are and what you want. This will make you a better fit long term and show companies you have a passion for what they do.

 

Partner with Staffing Resources!

When you’re ready to make a change, we’re here to help you. At Staffing Resources, we care about our candidates and want to make sure your skills and talent align with the right job at some of the best companies in Atlanta. Submit your resume today and let us find the best match for you!

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