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.

Click on this link to read the article about prepping for a job search in the new year


#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.

Click this link to read the article 32 Must Do’s To Amplify Your Job Search Success

DOWNLOAD:  Click on this link to download the 32-point Job Search Prep Checklist


#2 – TARGET YOUR SEARCH

Click on this link to read more about targeting your job search

Click on this link to read about how to determine your target, position yourself, and create a value proposition


#3 – DETERMINE YOUR BRANDING MESSAGE

Click on this link to read about how to create a personal branding message


#4 – OPTIMIZE YOUR RESUME

i) Learn a top résumé strategy that can help you to generate more interviews

Click on this link to sign up for the FREE MINI RESUME WRITING COURSE (Module One)

ii) Quantify your contributions

Click this link to read the article about How To Quantify Your Résumé 

iii) Create an accomplishment-based résumé

Click on this link to read the article about How To Create An Accomplishment-based Résumé

iv) Replace the objective statement with a professional profile

Click on this link to read about creating a branded message that can be used in a professional profile

v) Make your résumé ATS friendly

Click on this link to read the article about How To Make Your Résumé ATS Friendly

DOWNLOAD:  Click on this link to download Top 40 Ways to Help Your Résumé Beat the Computer ATS and Attract Interviews

vi) Use strong action verbs

Click on this link to read the article about the benefits of using strong action verbs in your résumé

DOWNLOAD:  Click on this link to download Top Resume Action Verbs PDF

vii) Improve the look of your résumé using a simple yet effective design

Click on this link to read the article about 4 Easy Resume Design Hacks

viii) Create a strong résumé headline

Click on this link to read the article about creating a strong résumé headline


#5 – CREATE A STRONG COVER LETTER

Click on this link to read about creating a stand-out cover letter


#6 – OPTIMIZE YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

i) Include a professional looking photo

https://www.perfectfitresume.com/your-linkedin-profile-photo-can-make-or-break-your-job-search/

ii) Create an impactful headline

https://www.perfectfitresume.com/how-to-write-a-stand-out-linkedin-headline-with-examples/

iii) Fix common errors

https://www.perfectfitresume.com/3-common-linkedin-mistakes-can-sink-profile/ 

https://www.perfectfitresume.com/10-linkedin-mistakes-you-need-to-fix-now/

iv) Create a compelling summary

https://www.perfectfitresume.com/10-tips-to-create-a-winning-linkedin-summary/


#7 – START NETWORKING!

Click on this link to read about the importance of networking on Linkedin and generating informational meetings


#8 – GET YOUR REFERENCES IN ORDER

Click on this link to read the article 10 Ways to Make References Work in Your Favour


#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:

https://www.perfectfitresume.com/interview-prep-how-to-answer-situational-and-behavioural-questions/

https://www.perfectfitresume.com/4-mistakes-to-avoid-when-answering-interview-questions/

https://www.perfectfitresume.com/how-to-answer-the-whats-your-greatest-weakness-question-and-look-like-a-winner/

https://www.perfectfitresume.com/how-to-answer-the-tell-me-about-yourself-job-interview-question/


#10 – ADDRESS AGEISM HEAD ON

Click on this link to read the article about how to deal with ageism


More résumé and interview help is only a click away!

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If your résumé isn’t getting you the kind of results you are hoping for, it’s likely missing a key element that will help it generate interviews.  Learn about this top résumé strategy that that will help you attract the right kind of interest and generate potentially multiple interviews. Sign up for the FREE Mini Résumé Writing Course (Module One) by clicking on this link.

Grab the 32-point Résumé Inspection

If you’re not sure how well your résumé will pass through the computer filters and attract the interest of hiring managers, you can grab the 32-point Résumé Inspection. 

This is a comprehensive assessment of your entire résumé, personalized feedback (from me!), links to more help, and downloadable resources to help you make improvements if that’s what you want to do.  Click on this link to learn learn more.

Grab the free Discovery Call

If you’d like to discuss how I can help you stand out and get noticed (in a good way) so you can land interviews and get hired sooner than later, click here to set up a free discovery call


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.

Need help? That’s what I’m here for!

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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I look forward to helping you with your career success!