Job hunting in the New Year

Job hunting in the New Year

Sticking to a resolution can be tough, but it’s far from impossible. To help get you started, here are three tips for a successful 2016 job search:

Use social media strategically. The sheer volume of information social media directs at you each day can be a bit overwhelming. It’s crucial to consciously organize the social media aspect of your job search. Know where your industry’s recruiters and hiring managers spend their time, and be sure to follow the profiles or pages of companies you want to work for to stay up to date on job openings and announcements.

Don’t be a copycat. There is no one-size-fits-all solution in job hunting. Just because a certain interview tactic or style was successful for one candidate doesn’t mean it is the best strategy for you. Take into consideration your personal experiences, preferences and career goals and use them to position yourself as a unique candidate.

Network with your peers. The two fundamental steps in building a professional network are connecting and engaging. A lot of people focus so much of their energy on the first part, that they often neglect the second. Your connections have the power either to open or close doors, and your relationships with them will have a direct impact on which way the opportunity swings.

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Source: CareerBuilder