Looking for a new job? These 8 tips could help get you hired.
Are you looking for a new job or change in career?
Here are some tips that could help you get hired:
1. Resume and online profile
Start by updating your resume and LinkedIn profile.
If you’re looking for a job, you should ask all your contacts for help finding mutual career contacts, according to Indeed. Networking is an effective way of finding a new job, and employers prefer receiving a referral from a trusted member of their staff.
3. Job search platforms
Sign up for job search platforms. Some examples are LinkedIn, Glassdoor, FlexJobs, Indeed, Monster, CareerBuilder and US Jobs.
4. Contact the company directly
Really want to work for a specific company? Contact the company directly. Check out their website for a section on job opportunities. Contact them on LinkedIn. If you know someone that works there - ask them for a referral.
5. Drop off your resume
Drop off your resume directly at the place you want to work. This might be a good strategy for positions in retail, hospitality, food service, and similar industries.
6. State labor department resources
Your state labor department might have the resources you need to find a job. New York State, for example, has a job bank where you can search open job opportunities, post your resume and where you can sign up to receive emails about new job listings. Click below for more information on the tri-state labor departments:
7. Organize your job listings
If you’re applying to more than one job, it’s important to keep all the information organized. Glassdoor says to create a spreadsheet so you track all the jobs to which you’re interested in applying. Click here for tips on how to get organized.
8. Once you find a job
Once you find a new job - form strong working relationships. Whether you work remotely or in the office, a good relationship with your peers can improve morale in the workplace, increase productivity and work satisfaction, and improve personal growth, according to Indeed. Here are some tips for building those relationships.