There’s no better time to make a fresh start in your career than the beginning of a brand new year. If one of your new year’s resolutions is to find your dream job, it’s time to get to work! The job market is more competitive than ever, so you’ll need to get a little savvy. Even the best candidates have to find a way to stand out from the crowd to get noticed by the right people.
5 Job Search Tips to Start 2015 Strong
If you’re ready to make a big career change in 2015, incorporate the following five tips into your job search strategy:
Pursue Informational Interviews
Take charge of your job search by requesting interviews at companies you’re interested in learning more about. Contact the HR department or a person holding the type of job you would like to have and ask to meet with them. Find out how they got to where they are today and use these tips to jumpstart your own search. Not only will you get good advice, you’ll also gain a new connection that could prove very valuable in the future.
Partner with a Staffing Agency
Staffing agencies often have access to positions that never make it to public job boards. The only way to find out about these jobs is to connect with a recruiter. Additionally, your recruiter can provide helpful tips, such as resume assistance, interview preparation and feedback after your interview that can make you a more competitive candidate.
Seek Personal Introductions
Try to find a personal connection at a company before applying for a job. Your chances of scoring an interview and subsequently getting the job are much higher if you come with a recommendation from someone the hiring manager trusts.
Incorporate Social Media
Follow companies you’re interested in working for on Twitter. You’ll gain valuable insights about the organization that you can apply to your job search and the company may even post open positions on their social networks, so you don’t have to keep checking their HR site.
Personalize Each Application
Companies receive countless applications for each open position, so it’s important to make yours stand out. When possible, personally address your cover letter to the hiring manager, explain why you admire the organization and detail exactly why your skills are an ideal fit for the position.
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