Resolutions are easiest to keep when there are few of them. So take one item off the following list and make it your New Year’s resolution for your job search:
- Keep accurate, up to date records of where you sent your resume and when.
- Network in person—not just on the computer—so that you can develop relationships with people who might help your job search.
- Make sure your LinkedIn profile and other online presences show you as a desirable employee—or are set to ensure your privacy.
- Follow up interviews with thank you letters.
- Ask for an objective review of your resume to make sure it is focused on your current and past achievements, as well as your skills.
- Proofread, proofread, proofread every time you make even a small change to your resume or cover letter.
- Give yourself a break; job searches take time and you never really know why someone else was hired for that perfect job.
A job search requires a lot of sustained effort. Writing a resume might not be the most important skill in your skill set. Even if it is, you might not be objective enough to understand the true value of your skills and accomplishments. So the next resolution on our list is:
- Consider hiring a professional resume writer.
Finally, a job search sometimes goes astray because you are targeting the wrong companies in the wrong industry or with skills and accomplishments they do not need or appreciate. You may benefit from career coaching to find out exactly where you fit best. So our final resolution is:
- Consider hiring a professional career coach.
Robin’s Resumes® gives you both professional resume writing and professional career and transition coaching. Contact us today to put your job search on track for the New Year.