No one likes the process of finding a new job. If you’ve been putting in tons of time and hard work finding a new job, you know how tedious and daunting it can be. Where do you even start? Know that you’re not alone. According to a survey by Jobvite, seventy-one percent of employees are either actively looking or interested in finding a new position.
If you’re a weary job seeker, you don’t have to feel discouraged any more. There are some steps you can take to accelerate your job search to get you hired faster to get your career back on the right track.
We’ve rounded up 3 essential tips for finding a new job.
3 Tips to Start You on the Right Foot in Finding a New Job
Think about what you want to do exactly.
This sounds like a no-brainer, but really sit down and take some time to think about what you’re looking for in a career. What is it in life that makes you really happy? What are the things you’re good at doing? Make a list of everything you look forward to. You may be able to find a common theme that you can easily piece together into a job direction. Reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. The better you know yourself, the more likely you’ll find a job where you’ll excel and find greater satisfaction.
Tap into your network
Everybody knows somebody. Start looking into your existing network and you may find people who could help open doors to a new job—chances are they don’t even know you were looking in the first place! Make a list of everyone you know and set a goal to touch base with at least three people you haven’t talked to for a year or more. Schedule a time to talk over lunch or coffee. Or go through your list and pick 10 of the most influential people in your network and find ways to build and/or strengthen your relationship with those people.
Be involved. Become a joiner.
Start attending events outside your industry. Try out a yoga retreat. Volunteer at a charity event.
When you start shaking hands outside your usual circle you’ll find new opportunities and will keep your network fresh.
Finding a new job? You got this. These 3 tips will help you do just that.
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