Tips & Tools When Looking for a Job

By | Small Business

lookingforajobLooking for a job and don’t know where to start? A few tips, tools and strategies can help you go from unemployed to potential employee within just a few short weeks. Your job approach and lack of a strategy may be holding you back from success.

Let’s take a look at a few tips, tools and strategies that will make your job hunt a breeze.

12 Things you can do to help your Job Search

  1. Dedicate a specific timeframe each day to your job search. Make it your job!
  2. If you’ve exhausted your search for the day, network on social media sites.
  3. Use tools and strategies to help you make the job search easier.
  4. Cater your resume to each specific job.
  5. Write a catchy cover letter that identifies your key traits and abilities.
  6. Don’t stop your search when you land an interview. Never wait on a potential job just in case you’re not hired.
  7. Always send a “thank you” note or email to the interviewer after the interview.
  8. If you’re not hired, ask the interviewer what you could have done better.
  9. Use social media to connect with potential employers.
  10. Keep your social profiles professional so that your actions never cost you a potential job.
  11. First impressions count. Always dress appropriate for the interview and conduct yourself in a professional manner through every correspondence.
  12. Never stop learning. If you’re unemployed, take a course or become certified to keep your skillset fresh.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re working hard. Instead, fill your hours with ways to better yourself and your job search.

Tools That Will help with your Job Search

What tools are you using to find job opportunities? You’ll obviously need an email account and access to a word processing software to write your resume, but there is so much more you could be using.

  • Google Calendar – Create a calendar to track your most important interviews and times when you need to contact potential employers.
  • JobTonic – JobTonic along with any job search site will allow you to find jobs quickly and easily. Don’t forget to sign up for notifications of new job listings.
  • Google Alerts–Create Google Alerts to help you monitor job news feeds. Through alerts, you’ll be able to set specific keywords and be notified when new jobs are listed.

If you have just these three tools, you’ll be well on your way to being productive during your job search. You can also choose to download a to-do­list app to your phone to ensure you’re always on track with what you need to get done.

You have a lot of opportunities available to you. The one thing that many unemployed professionals do is not dedicate the time to finding a new job. If you’ve only sent out 2 resumes in the past month, you’re not trying hard enough.

This article was syndicated from Business 2 Community: Tips & Tools When Looking for a Job

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