Sunday, November 24, 2019
5 Simple Job Search Tips People Forget
5 Simple Job Search Tips People Forget ItÃ¢â¬â¢s easy to forget how to look for a new job when you already have one. Here are a few strategies for staying sharp when trying to change careers. 1. Show Your StuffMaybe youÃ¢â¬â¢re looking to branch out into another field. Your unique qualifications make you a strong candidate, and you know you can do this kind of work. The hiring manager doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t. And maybe, given your current position, you donÃ¢â¬â¢t look as strong as other candidates might on paper. HereÃ¢â¬â¢s where you beef up the relevant experience section of your resume and tailor a brand-new cover letter to the new position you are seeking, playing up all the reasons you may be a slightly unorthodox choice, but the best one for the job.2. Get Off The PageThe best way to get your resume in front of people is to get yourself in front of people. Most positions are filled on recommendation. So start utilizing your network to get you in the door. Hit up your LinkedIn and Meetup contacts and start making the connections youÃ¢â¬â¢ll need to get hired in your new field.3. Be SpecificYour friends and colleagues will obviously want to help. Rather than tell everyone youÃ¢â¬â¢re looking for a new job, why not tell them precisely what kind of position you are after, or what kind of company? Give a detailed description of what youÃ¢â¬â¢re looking for. YouÃ¢â¬â¢ll get better help and will be more respectful of your connectionsÃ¢â¬â¢ time.4. DonÃ¢â¬â¢t Be DesperateOmit the words Ã¢â¬Å"IÃ¢â¬â¢ll take anything!Ã¢â¬ from your vocabulary. If you donÃ¢â¬â¢t have a very specific position in mind, do a bit of work to ballpark your dream next move. YouÃ¢â¬â¢ll have a lot more luck getting help from friends, and youÃ¢â¬â¢ll be much more successful when up against the hiring manager- who, after all, wants you to be genuinely enthusiastic.5. Chin UpKeep your spirits and your confidence up. And when in doubt- fake it until you make it. A positive attitude is the necessary flourish to a successful job search strategy; it will keep you sane, ambitious, and attractive to potential employers.