Job searches can be stressful and time-consuming. But a little planning and focus can help save you a lot of time and wasted effort. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help your job search be more efficient and effective.
4 Ways to Make Your Job Search More Successful
1. Use social media to full advantage
Sites like LinkedIn and Facebook can be very useful in a number of ways. First of all, these days you cannot begin a job search without having a professional-looking LinkedIn profile. It is one of the first places employers will look to learn about you.
Beyond that, LinkedIn and Facebook are good places to network for job leads and information about companies.
2. Think about your personal brand
In other words, think first about what you have to offer an employer – what makes you unique, different or better than everyone else. What are your unique strengths, your selling points? This will help you put together more effective resumes and cover letters.
3. Focus the search
You should not simply send out resumes willy-nilly. You need to do some thinking first about the kind of job you want and where you want to work. Then research companies and target those that meet your requirements – and determine whether you meet their requirements. Read the job description closely before applying. It is a waste of time applying for positions that you are not qualified for.
You need to customize your resume to meet the specifications of each particular job. This is not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing where you can simply send out a bunch of copies to different places.
4. Be resilient
Job searching is tough because you have to deal with a lot of rejection. Often, you will submit application materials and not get any kind of response. You cannot take it personally. It is all part of the process. This is where resilience comes in. You just have to keep going and realize that all you need is just one job offer.
Set up a work routine to help you maintain productivity. Set goals for what you want to achieve each day and record your accomplishments.
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