5 ways to jump start your job search

Looking for new job and do not know what to do to kick start your job search? Don't worry this five-step plan will guide you in finding the right job. Keep your job search simple by following these clear and effective steps.

5 Ways to jump start your job search



1. Learn more about yourself
Decide what you would like to do in the future. Think about your plans, interests, education, experience, accomplishments and abilities. You may be prepared for various jobs, but which one would bring you more satisfaction? One good approach would be to determine the qualifications and skills needed for each of the positions that interest you. Ask people working in similar positions for more information concerning their responsibilities and find out more about the skills that are needed to succeed in that career.
2. Know what’s out there
Now that you have a well-organized list, you should start looking for those organizations that can offer the type of jobs that are suitable for you. Search not only for organizations that are currently offering the positions that you would want, but also for those that could hire in the future.




3. Match your profile to that of the position you are applying for
You will have more chances to win a job if you recreate the resume and cover letter every time you apply. Research the organizations that are hiring, try to understand what the employers are looking for and see what you’ve got to offer them. Then, make a list of your qualities, abilities and previous work experiences and try to tailor the resume and the cover letter to the hiring team’s expectations. Remember that these two important documents need to be clear and concise. The employer wants to know if you can do the job and if you will fit in.
4. Make connections online and in person
Until you find your desired position, your job search should be regarded as you full-time job. Many times, good jobs are filled before you have the chance of applying or they are not posted. Therefore, you should express your desire of working for a certain organization even if they don’t have an available position at that moment and you should ask the help of individuals who work for those organizations, as they could refer you to a person who could hire you.
5. Be active
Don’t wait too long or you will lose a great opportunity. Apply immediately, as your chances are significantly higher when you are amongst the first to apply, check your email regularly and try to answer the same day you receive the emails.
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