It is said that New Year resolutions don’t last even for a month, and people get back to their old habits by February. While personal resolutions like reading, or cutting back on sugary foods is something that is personal, job hunting is something that is way too professional and should be dealt like it.
A few resolutions that a job seeker can keep this year-end are:
Follow your Dream Job-
You may have been in a career that has fed you good for the last few years. But this year, just keep it in your head to look for a few job roles that give to shivers or make you feel like this is what you were made for. Cracking an interview where your interest lies may be far easier than proving yourself apt in the wrong career path.
Make a Plan–
Just as you wouldn’t miss out on any steps while making tea, understand that to ace the recipe of success; you need to go step by step. This starts with updating your
• Resume and LinkedIn profile,
• Strong cover letters,
• Building your online presence and expanding your network through social branding.
• Exclusive Job Hunt Strategy planning and execution
Take your LinkedIn seriously-
A recent Jobvite survey indicates that 73% of recruiters have hired a candidate through social media. And 93% of recruiters review a candidate’s social profile before making a decision. And the social network of choice for most recruiters is LinkedIn. So, if you’ve been taking your LinkedIn for granted; its time you start getting regular in posting new and relevant material to your profile.
Become a Networking Maniac–
60% of employers’ best candidates are found through referrals. This year, try making more and more networks, get in touch with your friends. Take advantage of industry events and other networking opportunities to meet new people in your field.
Even though it’s hard not to be discouraged when you are finding a job, but this will also show in your interviews because you won’t be as enthusiastic as you should be. Surround yourself with good support from friends and family. And most importantly, take a daily inventory of the people and things in your life that you’re most thankful for. Starting from a place of gratitude rather than resentment always leads to better things.
Make sure you find a job by actually making networks and increasing your visibility online
DO NOT SEND ONE ON ONE MESSAGES TO PEOPLE TO GET HIRED. This won’t work.