Our Favorite Job Search Strategies

New Year, New Resume
The beginning of the year is a time for reflection. Not getting the job interview you desire? Chances are, it’s your resume. Job seekers often make the mistake of not updating their resumes to constantly present themselves in the best way possible. As a result, their resumes end up in the trash cans of hiring managers. A fresh resume in the New Year can be just what you need to succeed in the job search.
Embrace the start of a new year by taking the time to review your resume…and if you need a little help, you can always receive a Free Resume Evaluation from our team of professional writers.
READ: New Year, New Resume
Make Your Resume Stand Out
It’s the beginning of the year, which means competition in the job search is fierce. Hiring managers will be sifting through a plethora of resumes – with many of those resumes not doing enough to make the cut. In fact, a hiring manager spends an average of six seconds reviewing a resume. Are you confident that your resume has what it takes to stand out?
Check out the article below to make sure your resume doesn’t wind up at the bottom of the pile in the New Year.
READ: Don’t Let Your Resume Get Buried
Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for the Job Search
LinkedIn can be a powerful way to leverage your job search. Some of the world’s best companies have company pages on LinkedIn and they update these pages with job openings every day. In addition, tons of hiring managers and recruiters use LinkedIn daily to discover potential candidates – are you one of them? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with these people of influence.
The first step to using LinkedIn effectively is to optimize your profile. This will increase your visibility, which will lead to more views from headhunters, recruiters and hiring managers. Follow the LinkedIn tips at the link below and you’ll be on your way to a successful job search!
READ: LinkedIn or LimpedIn: How Strong Is Your LinkedIn Profile?
Use LinkedIn to Network Effectively
The importance of using LinkedIn in the job search should not be ignored! Job seekers are using the platform to find their next careers. We mentioned that the first step to getting the job you want via LinkedIn is to optimize your profile. The next step is to use LinkedIn as a targeted networking tool to connect with hiring managers and recruiters. LinkedIn’s search capability is advanced and can help you narrow down which recruiters are in your industry. Take advantage of this.
Once you’ve optimized your LinkedIn profile with industry keywords and experience, make sure you read the article below to get started with networking.
READ: How to Network with LinkedIn this Fall

Relieve Job Search Stress
The hardships of the job search can really take a toll on one’s stress levels, but you should always keep a positive attitude. Having a healthy, stress-free mindset is very important in the job search. With that being said, it’s vital that you relieve as much stress as you can. There are many stress relievers, but we’ve outlined our favorites in the article below. Give them a shot in the New Year!
READ: 4 Ways to Relieve Job Search Stress this Summer
BONUS: Quotes that Will Motivate Your Job Search
We love motivational quotes, especially when they relate to the job search! If you need a little push, here’s three of our favorites!
READ: 3 Quotes that Will Inspire Your Job Search this Fall