4 Tips to Improve Your Job Searching
Searching for a new job can be mentally and physically
exhausting. After filling out what feels like thousands of applications, it’s
easy to want to call it quits.
Here are 4 tips to increase your job searching efficiency.
Make a list of all the companies you want to work with instead of just clicking and instantly applying to “thousands” of jobs. Then, research said companies and positions. Finally, tailor your resume highlights your skills, abilities, and “so what” factor to fit each job requirements.
Build your social media brand. Update your profiles (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.) to reflect the image you want to portray. Update your profile pictures, about me sections, job history, contact information, etc. Utilize your profiles for networking and discovering jobs.
Reach out to old professional contacts. You never know when someone from your past can influence your future.
Make LinkedIn connections with people who can help you land the job. Furthermore, write a personalized message to go along with request. Start by introducing yourself and what you do. If you have met them before, remind them from your encounter. Next, include why you would like to connect with said person. Finally, close the message with a personal but professional message about how you look forward to learning more about a position, hearing about their work, etc.