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

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I draw from over 15 years recruitment, career/job search coaching, and sales/marketing experience to help all kinds of jobseekers stand out, get noticed, and get hired for their dream job.

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 employed and not actively looking but want to “get ready” in case your situation changes and you need to launch a job search?

Don’t get caught in the endless cycle of applying to jobs, hearing little to nothing, and becoming more frustrated.

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