Tips for Job Searching in a Competitive Market

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If you find yourself looking for a job, whether due to a move, the loss of your current position, or you are just ready for a new opportunity, it can be challenging to be on the hunt. Get yourself well positioned with these job searching tips:

Update Your Resume

Keeping your resume updated helps to ensure you are ready for a new opportunity at any time. Highlight your skills and be prepared to tailor them to the specific job you are applying to. Make sure your document reads well and is free of any spelling or grammar mistakes.

Set Up a LinkedIn Profile

We are living in an electronic world and employers will often look to your LinkedIn profile, Facebook, or your other social media to learn more about you. LinkedIn especially is a great platform to increase your network and source more job opportunities.

Consult with a Recruiter

As a job seeker, there is no cost to you to use a recruiter as they get paid by the companies who are searching for potential candidates. A recruiter will find you opportunities that match your skills and salary expectations and give you the real scoop on each job. In addition, recruiters will also review your resume to ensure you are well presented and help prepare you for any interviews. They can also assist you in comparing and negotiating offers.

Be Open to Contract Positions

Some companies may not have permanent positions available or may not want to commit to filling a full-time position in the current economy. A good portion of the time, contract positions turn into a permanent position or open the door to other opportunities within the company. Keep this in mind when considering positions posted as contract!

Be Ready for an Interview With Little Notice

In a world with interviews being performed over Zoom or other online platforms, many interviews are being scheduled within a short period of time. Be prepared to be flexible with your schedule so you can accommodate, otherwise you risk the chance of missing an opportunity.

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