How to Get Out of Your Job Rut and Land a New Gig

How to Get Out of Your Job Rut and Land a New Gig

Are you in the market for a new job but aren’t sure how to find it? These days people don’t stay with one company forever and you will likely make more money if you switch companies every few years. Luckily for you there are several ways to help you market yourself to find your next opportunity. Make sure you are setting yourself up for success by starting with these tips on how to find your future job.

 

Fine Tune Your Resume

The first step in how to find your future job is creating a resume that showcases you as the best candidate for the role. Your resume is your proof of your accomplishments. It should tell the recruiter and hiring manager why you are the perfect fit for their opening. If you need some inspiration, check out these 52 modern resume templates from hloom.com!

If you are having trouble getting your resume just right or want to have someone validate that it looks good, consider hiring a resume writer. If you don’t want to shell out the cash for a professional, at least have a friend review it for sentence structure and spelling errors.

 

Job Boards

Set up reoccurring searches on major job boards so you don’t miss new jobs being posted with your search criteria. Everytime a new job is added that meets what you are looking for, you will get an email with links to all the jobs.

In addition to Talentese my favorite boards are Indeed, ZipRecruiter, and LinkedIn. If you are looking for flexible work I recommend FlexJobs, but you do need to pay for a subscription.

 

LinkedIn

If you don’t already have a LinkedIn profile, start one today! This is the largest job focused social media platform out there today. If you are not on this site, you are missing out on potential impressions with employers.

Many recruiters view a candidate’s LinkedIn profile prior to taking the next step with them. To get your LinkedIn profile looking amazing and attracting the right viewers try these 22 tips from Inc.com.

 

Networking

Many jobs these days are found through connections. According to The Balance a shocking 60% of jobs are filled through networking. To find your future job, think about everyone you know who is working in the industry. Start with friends and family by letting them know you are looking and asking if they would mind sharing your resume.

Next you will want to think about people you have work with or for in the past. If you haven’t spoken to them in a while, as to meet for coffee or for lunch. Ease your interest into branching out to a new job into the conversation and they will likely ask you to send them your resume. If you are interested in a posting and don’t have any contacts at the company, go to LinkedIn to make a connection with someone in the job or a similar job. After they accept your connection, reach out and ask if they would mind talking to you for a quick 15 minute phone call about their experience at the company.

by Erin Moody 31/10/2017

Erin Moody is the founder of Career Designs (www.careerdesigns.net), a company helping individuals design a career they love. Erin also has over six years of experience working for global companies in Recruiting and Human Resources.

Erin Moody

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