There are many time saving job search tips to help you advance your career with less stress. If you are strapped for time to dedicate toward your job search because you’re still working, or just have a lot on your plate, there are many options available to you that can simplify your job search. Not only will these methods help save you time and energy, but they will also help deliver fast results so you spend less time job searching and more time landing a new job position.
Hire a Professional
One option is to get help writing or editing your career documents, such as a resume writer to write your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile, etc. If you hire the right resume writer and have the critical job search documents created it will save tons of time.
If your budget doesn’t allow you to hire a professional resume writer, it’s a great idea to have another pair of eyes look over your documents. This will help to ensure there are no grammar or spelling mistakes, and that there aren’t any major stylistic or content issues with your documents.
Use a Resume Posting Service
When it comes to applying to positions, look at resume posting services. These services can save you lots of precious time by posting your resume to multiple job sites at once. This will save you hours of data entry and get your resume out to all the important sites. Many companies and/or industries now have databases that work similar to this, allowing you to post all your information onto the database once. After you’re registered, the company will find you if you’re qualified for the open position.
Use Your Contacts
Be aware of the fact that many—if not most—job openings aren’t advertised to the public. For this reason, it is very beneficial to let everyone you know that you’re looking for work and ask them if they can keep their eyes and ears open for any opportunities in your field. Also, any former colleagues that work in desirable companies should be aware about your job search too. They may know of job openings before they are posted, allowing you to get a head start. Another great tool that will help your networking is LinkedIn. By posting a strong profile that details your desire to find a new position, employers will be able to find you and your contacts will be able to help you with your search.
Lastly, get your list of references ready before you get an interview. Prepare three references, preferably work-related, who can vouch for your character, work ethic, and professional skills. Save their information, including names, job titles, companies, phone numbers, and email addresses so it will be ready to give to interviewers. Once you land an interview, you won’t want to have to run around trying to get your references in order. Being proactive in your job search will do wonders for your sanity.
[tweetthis]These steps will drastically save time during your job search[/tweetthis] and also make you more organized and prepared in your job seeking. Happy hunting!
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