I hope you have a great New Year’s, and that your 2017 will be filled with great success and achievements. To help you start your 2017 off on the right track, we have compiled a list of Job Search Resolutions for the New Year to help you land your desired job in 2017:
Job Search Resolution #1
Take the time to reflect on what’s important to you. Set priorities, make a plan, and stick to it!
Job Search Resolution #2
Conduct an informational interview. This is a great way to collect information about an occupation and connect with professionals in the field.
Job Search Resolution #3
Tailor your resume and cover letter to the job you’re applying for. By doing so, you’re increasing your chance of getting an interview.
Job Search Resolution #4
Cultivate your network, both personal and professional. You never know where your next lead or opportunity may come from. Great leads are everywhere, so make sure to put yourself in a position to receive them.
Job Search Resolution #5
Try out a new computer program or test your knowledge of MS Office and use tutorials to keep your skills current.
Job Search Resolution #6
Create a LinkedIn account to increase your social networking and help employers find you. Sites like these are helpful in maintaining contacts and are really easy to use.
Job Search Resolution #7
Market yourself! The best way to get out there is to create a marketing strategy for yourself—make business cards, develop an elevator pitch, and network, network, network!
Job Search Resolution #8
Consider changing occupations. Second careers can provide funding to help you retrain in a field with good employment prospects.
Job Search Resolution #9
Get your finances in order. It’s very difficult to concentrate on your job search if you’re constantly worried about your financial situation.
Job Search Resolution #10
Blogging is a great way to expand your social networking profile and show your professional expertise. Add a blog to your bio on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter and watch your professional contacts expand.
Job Search Resolution #11
Stay balanced and calm, and most importantly, take care of yourself by creating some time for yourself.
Have a Happy New Year!
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