The Job Search Evolution
Searching for that new career position is ultimately about finding the right match. Mind you, chocolates and flowers are unnecessary when looking for a company position with CareerHacker.com, but it still takes effort and hard work. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is a good time to try and finalize that job search, or at least narrow things down.
Today’s job search is more like creating and building a new relationship. We have to have the right mindset when seeking employment. In the digital age, one has to be willing to network, connect and develop relationships in order to make strong connections. The right approach is necessary in order to acquire the preferred position. Not surprisingly, the days of just sending off a few resumes in hopes of getting the perfect job ended when the digital age began. Now, both the interviewers, and those seeking the interviews have more choices.
We have put together four steps that will have anyone on the right road to that preferred job in no time:
Find Out What Looks Good to Preferred Employers
A perspective employer needs to see some type of redeeming quality that stands out from other applicants. At the same time, we have to decide what stands out about our desired perspective employers, and then take steps to become it. It takes research to find the perfect position, so make sure and take time for some study.
Fine Tune and Showcase Skills
Once the necessary skills are determined, home your own professional skills towards the needs of the position wanted. Don’t waste time and energy on unnecessary training, not related to a field of choice. If in college, consider an internship. If not, perhaps volunteering will help develop territorial familiarity.
Avoid ancient resume styles, such as sequential reporting and off point information. The resume is our initial self selling tool, so make sure to sell the necessary points, skills and job qualifications. We want to stand out among other applicants, letting the perspective employer know we are the perfect candidate for the position.
Make sure that the resume presented, highlights the necessary skills, featuring any additional work related experience. Don’t saturate a resume with an abundance of weightless accomplishments, but instead, highlight based on the position needs.
Social Networking for Success
Social networking is the word of mouth in the digital age. We have a variety of social media tools at our disposal in order to make ourselves appealing to potential employers. Perhaps the most popular and professional site currently being utilized for career searching is LinkedIn. We can use a LinkedIn profile to showcase professionalism, skills, and jobs related to the preferred field.
One thing to keep in mind both in social networking, email communications and the interview process is to avoid elaborating on personal goals, agendas and preferences. Want to learn even more about how we, at thecareerhacker.com, can help acquire your next employer? Contact us today to see what steps we can take together to find you that perfect career.