4 Simple, But Important, Job Search Tips

There is plenty of advice on how to find the right job, which can make it easy to forget some of the simplest yet most significant tips.

To help sift through the plethora of information you may find, here are a few bits of sound advice that can truly help you find a job that’s perfect for your career.

  • Make Yourself an Obvious Fit for the Position

Since most of the jobs you will apply to are using software to find a good match for the position, you need to make yours an obvious fit. Consider the job description, then make sure to include keywords in your resume. You also want to be sure to tailor your experience and skill set to match the requests of the company. This will help your resume make it through the software filtering process, and when the hiring personnel read your resume, they won’t second guess calling you up for an interview.

  • Don’t Limit Yourself to Online Applications

Most jobs use online applications in the hiring process. While you will have to go through this process, don’t stop there. Look into the human resources team members, possible supervisors, and would-be coworkers. You may want to connect with them on LinkedIn or send a message asking them a few questions. This type of networking is perfectly acceptable and may help you get an extra look at your online application.

  • Get On (and Be Active on) LinkedIn

First, if you’re not on LinkedIn, you’re missing out on job opportunities, and there’s also a chance that a hiring manager will set your resume aside if they can’t find you on LinkedIn.

Second, once you get yourself on LinkedIn, take the time to set up your profile in a very professional and eye-catching manner. Remember that it’s not just another social media network. It’s a site to make a good impression, to stand out in your industry, and to climb in your career. Be active on the site and be professional.

  • Send Thank You Notes

The job market is extremely competitive, and while you are uniquely qualified for a job position, your skills or experience may be quite similar to another candidate, so it’s important to make yourself stand out. One of the easiest ways to do this is to send a thoughtful thank-you note after an interview. This can be just the thing that sets you apart from the competition.

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