Tips for optimizing your job search
Contributed, Aug. 23, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Looking for a job? Here are some tips to help you put all the odds on your side.
You’ll have a hard time finding the perfect job if you don’t really know what you want. Before you start the job hunting process, take the time to set yourself some goals and make sure you know exactly what you want. Taking stock of your past working life will help you identify what you can do and what you have to offer. It will then be easy to write a clear resumé that sets you apart from other job applicants.
You’ll have to be well organized in order not to get muddled up — asking a prospective employer to remind you about which job you’ve applied for is definitely not a good start. Keep track of all the jobs you’ve applied for and organize the information so as not to be caught off guard when you receive calls.
Don’t just search online
Job sites are valuable tools, but an effective job search doesn’t just involve sending out dozens of resumés. You should also let all your contacts know that you’re looking for a job. Be specific when describing the type of position that interests you so they’ll think of you if they get wind of a job that matches your expectations. A professional profile on social networks is also a good way to expand the possibilities.
Lastly, a successful interview is not a guarantee of employment, so don’t stop your job search while you’re waiting for an answer; you may miss some good opportunities.