Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you just know that you need a job like yesterday? This week’s blog post delves into just that notion of what to do ~ Find a job fast! Sometimes these are obvious but often overlooked tips to ensure you get into employment ASAP!
Below are 5 tips in no specific order that will take you from being unemployed to employed:
Find a job fast, but first clean up your social media profiles
This is a huge one as most employers will google prospective candidates to get the scoop on the personality of the potential employee. Along with cleaning up social media profile, update your LinkedIn profile as this is the most likely social media profile most HR professionals will go to for an initial assessment of a candidate.
Update Your Resume
This is an obvious one, but can never be over emphasized. Ensure you have the most current and relevant employment experience and any courses / certifications / webinars attended since the last time you updated your resume. While at it ensure your resume font and font size are consistent; ensure your LinkedIn profile links and phone number are correct; turn on spell checker; proof read your resume for grammatical errors; ensure your email address is professional; remove any irrelevant information and ensure your resume is tailored to the opportunity you’re applying for.
Tell everyone you’re in the job market
Yes, do tell everyone you meet and know that you’re in the job market. This expands your job opportunity pool and lends itself that eventually one of these connections would eventually lead to a job interview and ultimately job offer.
Attend industry networking events
Attending industry networking events is a great asset and puts you at an advantage. You’re staying current and most likely interacting with your potential colleagues and/or next manager in a more relaxed environment. You may end up chatting with an influential person at an organization that could make your entry into the organization much easier. Meetup.com is a great tool for finding these events.
Update Your Profile on Job Boards
Ensure the correct resume is uploaded; let recruiters know you’re in the job market by updating your status profile to available. Setup job alerts that delivers potential job match straight to your mailbox daily.
What other ideas do you have to find a job fast? Do share your comments below. I’d love to read them.
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Till Next Time,