Four Hot Job Search Tips

By Sara Parent

Finding a job is hard work. Want an edge on maximizing your job search efforts? Keep these tips in mind.

Beef Up Your Resume:

Updating your resume isn't just about adding your most recent job at the top. It's important to keep your resume current by updating your skills and reviewing the layout of your resume every once in a while. Tighten-up the language, add some great action words (like increased, motivated, and enabled), and make sure it accurately describes the jobs you've had.

Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket:

Keep searching for a job even if you think an offer is impending. Sometimes things don't go as we planned and if you have nothing to fall back on, you put all your good job searching efforts at risk. By having a few interviews lined up, you keep your skills sharp and increase your odds of finding a job.

Don't Forget To Network:

Tell people about your qualifications and your skills. Ask them to keep an eye out for you. Ask old colleagues and references for suggestions on where you might find unadvertised jobs and companies that are hiring.

Use All Types of Media:

Don't rely on just one medium to find a job. Consider using the internet, newspapers, professional associations, chambers of commerce, local businesses, and employment agency websites to find your perfect job.

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