It’s a New Year and a great time for new opportunities in your career. Whether you’d like to get promoted in your existing company, make a lateral move to a different department, or want a big change – and a new job – here are some resolutions to make.
What Are 5 New Year Resolutions Every Job Seeker Should Have?
1. Update your resume.
Even if you’re not planning to look for a new job immediately, it’s probably been some time since you’ve reviewed your resume. Now’s a great opportunity to take a look at it, remove old, dated information, update it with new details, and add in any recent accomplishments to highlight. That way, once you decide to launch your search for a new job, you can jump right into it.
2. Don’t let social media sabotage you.
Today’s hiring managers research each candidate they’re considering online. Don’t let an unsavory image or a poorly written post sabotage your efforts. Review all your social media profiles and remove anything that paints you in a poor light. Also, now is a good time to build up your LinkedIn profile and reach out for testimonials and recommendations from your network.
3. Network, network, network.
Speaking of networking, it’s still the best way to find out about opportunities, especially hidden ones that aren’t advertised. So set goals around networking, such as attending one networking event a month, any virtual or in-person career fairs, or simply getting more involved in online industry communities. If you put a little consistent effort into networking, it will pay off in a big way for your job search.
4. Take a class or enroll in a seminar.
Have you always wanted to obtain or expand a certain skill? What’s stopping you? Enroll in a class, whether in person or online, to start taking the steps toward reaching your goal. Once you’re done, you’ll not only be more valuable to your current employer, but more marketable to potential new ones.
5. Target your search.
Don’t apply to every job that might be a fit. Only apply to those you truly want. To do that, make sure you have a clear vision in mind of what you’re looking for in your next role. What duties and tasks do you want to perform, what kind of company culture do you work best in, and what are the dealbreakers? Knowing the answers to these questions ahead of time will help you focus your efforts on the right opportunities.
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