Tips for Making the Job Search Easier for You

Posted on December 19, 2011

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Does it ever seem that looking for a job can be a full-time job in itself?  If you are feeling frustrated, don’t give up hope.  There are tons of helpful resources out there at your fingertips, so be sure you search through all avenues.  The Internet is the biggest resource out there, so make sure you are keeping up with the trends!  Below, we’ll offer our advice on how to make your job search a smoother process.

Social Networking through Social Media:  Join the rest of the world on social sites such as Linked-In, Facebook, and Twitter.  Believe it or not, these popular sites have established so many connections for people.  According to statistics, every second, someone new signs up for Linked-In.  Linked-In is known for building professional networks through connections with people who you know.  When creating your profile for these sites, make sure you have a current picture of yourself, your profile information is accurate and up to date, and you keep up your reputation.  Building these connections are great tools because employers are looking for candidates all of the time and people can easily access your skills and expertise.

Know What You Want to Do:  Don’t be wish-washy when looking for a job.  Know what you want to do and know what is available.  Be honest with yourself and make sure you would truly be a good fit for the company you’re hiring with.  If you don’t feel 100% confident about the position, maybe you should spend more time looking elsewhere.

Compare Your Resume to Others:  Not sure if your resume is up to par?  Do some research online and read reviews on what people see as quality resumes vs. poor resumes.  Critique your resume against the notes you’ve researched to know where you stand.

Follow Up:  After you’ve sent in your resume, give the employer a week or so, and if you still haven’t heard from them give them a call to see where you stand.  You want to know the status of the position and that you are serious about getting the job.  Be wise about choosing what day to call; think about calling during the slower half of the week so that you can catch them at a good time.

Although finding a job is tough in this economy, don’t let it get you down.  Make the best use of all of your resources to better ensure your likelihood of interviewing with the company of your choice.


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