Starting a new job search can be somewhat intimidating as the entire process can easily become hectic. Stress no more, as we have a few practical and effective job search tips that will help you improve your search to land your dream job.
Optimize Your LinkedIn
Most importantly, make sure you have an updated LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is among the most powerful tools to network and connect with strong professionals. Once your LinkedIn is up-to-date, turn on the option that says you're open to new opportunities. Additionally, follow companies you wish to work for, join industry-specific groups, and use their open job database to search for specific roles.
Utilize Social Media
It’s important to have social media profiles that reflect your professionalism because employers frequently research their candidates by viewing their social media profile. Don't forget to conduct your own research, follow companies you're interested in, on Facebook, Twitter, and even Snapchat as many organizations are using micro-campaigns to find the best talent among younger professionals. To see if your social media is job-search ready, see our tips here. Your next gig might be a snap-story or tweet away!
Use Your Network
Companies trust their employees’ judgment when identifying talent that will succeed at their organization. Take advantage of this and speak with individuals already in your network.
Contact your family members, friends, prior and current colleagues to connect you with people that are looking to hire someone with your skillset and background. Your network is usually made up of people with similar interests, skills, and aspirations – someone you know might be your future boss.