Actions to take in 2015 if your Job is Dissatisfying or you’re “In-Between”

Get the jobDid you know the busiest hiring season of the year is here? Now through March – employers fill more positions than during the other months. This means that if you are thinking about changing jobs, or have already been searching for work, NOW is the time to “rev up your efforts.”

The three actions to take immediately are:

1) Make sure your resume is a “10” before sending it out

Your resume MUST be superior. Companies often get dozens of resumes for every opening, and they look for any excuse to hit DELETE to screen you out of the competition. So, with your competition as strong as it is, and with the economy still sluggish, it is more important than ever that your resume shows your unique value and is technically perfect in order to survive the scrutiny of the reader. You have only 10 to 20 seconds to capture the reader’s interest – make it count!

How does your resume measure up?
• Is it concise, yet shows optimum value?
• Is your resume branded so your uniqueness stands out?
• Do you have a lot more accomplishments listed, than you do responsibilities? Accomplishments get interviews, tasks & duties don’t.

Your resume must convey what makes YOU unique. It must showcase your credentials and expertise, so that the reader can see why you are the best candidate for the job. It must have strong content and a good visual presentation. How does your resume stack up? Is it a “10” or could it use help?

2) Have a powerful LinkedIn presence

Creating an effective LinkedIn Profile is essential these days when it comes to finding new employment. It is the mail source employers and other professionals use to find out about you and what you have to offer in your field. Not only can people find you, but you can find others to network with, since networking is the #1 way to get a job! You will not be successful in your job search unless you network – period.

LinkedIn is important because it’s your professional portrait to the world; it helps build your network; it’s a way to get your message out to thousands of people for free; it attracts targeted people and it’s a way for you to help others.

3) Use the “Hidden Job Market”

Applying to Job Boards is a waste of time. Jobs in the hidden market are much better than the jobs listed in the public market. While the job market is not as robust as it could be, it’s not as bad as reported. That’s why it’s important for job-seekers to play more of the hiring game in the hidden job market.

Your career is very important to you. You’ve spent a lot of time, money and energy developing your skills and receiving an education, so it’s worth knowing how to achieve the best results to get thru a job transition quickly.

***I want to make sure you have every opportunity to get calls for the jobs you want – in order to do this, you need to start with a stellar resume, an effective LinkedIn Profile and a system to navigate the Hidden Job Market. I know what it takes to get results. Just email your resume to me at careerist@aol.com and put “Resume Critique” in the subject line. I will then give you a complimentary resume critique, let you know what you can do to improve your LinkedIn Profile. Start the New Year on a positive note – I look forward to hearing from you.***

I can help you clarify the direction you want to take, give you a step-by-step process to get there, and support you each step of the way. Let me help you reach your career goals for 2015!

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