Job Search

Video: How To Find A Job & Tips For Job Hunting

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When looking for a job it is easy to get overwhelmed and not know where to start. In the video below I share tips on how to improve your job search. I have shared these tips with many of my colleagues over the years and they have all seen improvements in response. Follow along:

 

#1 Research: I highly recommend reading the book What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here! 44 Insider Secrets and Tips that Will Get You Hired, By Cynthia Shapiro, which shares insider knowledge about the hiring process.

 

#2 Prepare and proof your resume: Ask a friend for help!

 

#3 Build a portfolio websiteYou can view my professional portfolio as an example: https://www.kathleenrossdesign.com/ Consider website building tools such as Squarespace.com, Wix.com or WordPress.org

 

#4 Sign up for job alerts: StyleCareers, LinkedIn and Indeed all have great job alert features.

 

#5 Manage your contacts: Many jobs are never posted online and calling on your network could help you land a job that was never made public.  

 

#6 Keep track of your progress: It is easy to feel like you are not making progress. By keeping notes on all of your job applications you can keep organized and feel accomplished.

 

BONUS: Don’t give up! Make sure you are carving out time where you can focus on your search. Even if you have been applying for a while, make sure you are reading up on tips to help improve your chances of landing the interview and the job.

 

What else have you done to help your job search? I would love to hear from you!

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