Every little thing You Have to Jumpstart Your Job Search in 2022
You have decided on a new job, congratulations! Starting your job search can be intimidating, but we’ve broken it down into smaller steps to make it easy and safe to navigate. Fairygodboss and its community of career experts have put together a short list to help you prepare: Don’t start your job search without reading this checklist.
Read on for a full breakdown of the process, as well as some helpful resources to assist you in your search.
Set your job search strategy
First, determine what is most important to you and what skills you would like to use in a new role and company. Use these 5 job hunting strategies you’ve never tried before to orient yourself and find the job that’s right for you. Do you want to make quick decisions? Answering these 7 questions can speed up your job search.
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Update your online presence and personal brand
Start searching your name online – what comes up? First impressions matter, and with 10 tips on how to take control of your online job search, you can polish your professional brand.
Are you missing a personal brand and not sure where to start? Here are 10 key ways to build your personal brand that you can start using today.
See Also: 3 Signs Your Personal Branding Is Successful, According to a Brand Strategist
network, network, network
Anyone really enjoy networking? For many of us, networking can seem daunting or inconvenient, but it can also open up new career opportunities for you and even help you get the job. Read these 10 networking tips for people who hate networking to make your next experience better than the last and try this 1 question to help me make instant connections at networking events.
And if you ask yourself these networking questions, your job search will be more successful than you think.
Create an outstanding resume
Brush up on the top 50 resume tips that will get you hired and make sure you always proofread before submitting your resume. There are many “do’s” when it comes to creating a resume: I’ve received 48 job offers – doing these 3 things on my resume helps me stand out. But there are also many “don’ts”: Never put these 3 things on your CV – put these 4 alternatives instead.
And if you’re a career changer, here are 4 resume tips to help you complete a late career change.
Prepare for an interview
You’ve made it to the next round and are invited to an interview with the company – time to prepare. Interviews can be nerve-wracking, but it’s a two-way street, so make sure you ask questions that will help you determine if the company and the job are right for you. Try these 15 Highly Impressive Interview Questions That Other Candidates Won’t Ask.
But what are recruiters looking for? Here are 10 things recruiters say make me instantly want to hire a job candidate, and this hiring manager says she will only hire people who stop in an interview and do so (tip: take a second to think! ). You’ll know an interview is going well when you hear these 3 green flags in an interview, according to a recruiter.
See also: 4 offensive stereotypes you accidentally reveal in interviews and how to identify them
After your interviews, make sure to thank everyone you’ve interviewed. Here are 5 sample thank you notes (+ a complete template) for interview success and 11 mistakes to avoid at the interview. And if you’re really looking to smash it out of the park, using these 6 power words in a follow-up email almost guarantees you’ll get the offer.
Good luck with your job search!
This article first appeared on Fairygodboss, the largest careers community for women dedicated to helping them achieve their career goals.