It’s early into the near year. All the hoopla of the holiday season is behind you. It’s now back to business – whatever that means for you.
If you’re starting a job search, now’s a good time to put your best foot forward. In order to do that, there are certain things you have to do to ensure success.
I wrote an article for the 2018 new year which is just as applicable today as it is was a year ago, so I recommend you review it and then read the rest of this article to fill in some of the blanks.
#1 – PREPARE A PLAN OF ACTION
I put together a checklist that gives you 32 must do’s that will amplify your job search success. The includes includes things like:
- Addressing work gaps
- Creating a brag book
- Reaching out to your personal network
- Creating accomplishment stories
And much, much more.
#2 – TARGET YOUR SEARCH
#3 – DETERMINE YOUR BRANDING MESSAGE
#4 – OPTIMIZE YOUR RESUME
i) Learn a top résumé strategy that can help you to generate more interviews
ii) Quantify your contributions
iii) Create an accomplishment-based résumé
iv) Replace the objective statement with a professional profile
v) Make your résumé ATS friendly
vi) Use strong action verbs
vii) Improve the look of your résumé using a simple yet effective design
viii) Create a strong résumé headline
#5 – CREATE A STRONG COVER LETTER
#6 – OPTIMIZE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE
i) Include a professional looking photo
ii) Create an impactful headline
iii) Fix common errors
iv) Create a compelling summary
#7 – START NETWORKING!
#8 – GET YOUR REFERENCES IN ORDER
#9 – PRACTICE ANSWERS TO TRICKY INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Click on the links below to read the articles on how to answer a variety of interview questions:
#10 – ADDRESS AGEISM HEAD ON
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Hi! I’m Diana.
I leverage over 10 years recruitment and sales/marketing experience to create attention-grabbing résumés, cover letters, and Linkedin profiles that help job seekers stand out, get noticed, and get hired. You can learn more about my story here and about how I can help you here.
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Are you in the midst of a job search and not getting the results you want? Or are you’re thinking of making a change and want to make sure you get started off on the right foot? Then I recommend you reach out for some help. You can contact me directly here!
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