If you’re looking for a job, let the New Year give you a fresh start and a clear mind. There will be many new job openings in the early months of 2014, so now is the perfect time to develop your job search strategy. Use these tips to kick start your job search and find your next exciting job opportunity.
Make finding a new job your job.
An effective job search takes both time and discipline. Make sure you are setting aside at least one to two hours a day to work on your resume, update your online networking profiles, and browse job listings. As soon as you see a position you’re interested in, apply for it. Due to the competitive job market, positions open and close daily. You need to get your application in as quickly as possible. It’s essential to stay on top of your job search if you’re serious about finding a new role.
Before you dive full force into your job search, you need to make sure you have all of your paperwork organized—Job descriptions, resumes, cover letters, etc. Create templates for your cover letter and resume and have them readily available to tailor to your desired position as needed. Recruiters want to see applications expressing interest in their specific job post, so it’s helpful to have a resume template that can be quickly edited to fit each job description.
Reach out to your network.
A personal recommendation is the quickest way to land an interview. Thanks to social media sites like LinkedIn, it’s now easier than ever to stay connected with people that can help you in your career. Connect with family, friends, professors, and previous colleagues. Let them know you’re in the market for a new job, and ask if they would keep an eye out for the kind of positions you’re interested in. You will never know what contacts they’ll be able to introduce you to, unless you ask.
Job proof your social media accounts.
Experts predict by the end of 2014, over 90 percent of employers will be using social media in the hiring process. This means your online presence is highly influencing your professional reputation. How you’re perceived by the content you’re sharing will determine whether or not you get hired. Adjust the settings on your profiles and limit who can see what. Delete any pictures or inappropriate content that could keep you from getting hired.
Talk with a recruiter.
BOS Staffing was founded in 1979 as Business Office Services, the first clerical services company serving businesses in the Athens, GA area. Since then we have expanded our reach and our offerings, delivering a wide range of staffing services throughout the South and nationwide. Our new name, BOS Staffing, reflects that change. Our team has more than 100 years combined experience providing temporary, temp-to-hire and permanent staff. We serve the legal, medical, call center, accounting, IT, technical, distribution and light industrial industries.
2014 is the year for job search success. If you’re tired of pounding the pavement, let the experienced recruiters at BOS Staffing help. At BOS, we go out of our way to match our candidates with jobs that suit them. We’ll guide you through every step of the hiring process and ensure that you land a job that’s right for you. Whether you’re looking for a job in Northeast Georgia, or across the U.S., contact us today, to make 2014 a year for your career.