First impressions are a crucial part of the hiring process. While your skills, background, and work experience are important, 90% of recruiting is now done through social media so your profile picture is often the first thing recruiters notice. With that being said, you want to make sure your profile picture makes the best first impression possible.
The job search can be a long process, from researching jobs to applying, to the interview process, there is a lot that goes into landing a job. Even when you’re doing everything right, employers can take a while sorting through resumes, getting the proper info needed to move on, and go through multiple interviews before making a decision. If you play your cards right, you can expedite the process.
Below are some job search strategies that can help speed up the process.
Landing a job can be daunting, especially when a job seeker has little to no experience. And while it can be overwhelming, it can be even more discouraging when a job seeker sends out hundreds of job applications and there is no response from any company. Although it might be tempting to just throw your hands up and give up on the job search, it is important to understand what it takes to present yourself well in a cover letter and show case the experience you do have.
Use these tips to create an attention grabbing entry level cover letter.
Many job seekers rely on job boards to get hired, but it is one of the most ineffective ways to land a job. Applying for a job is only half the hurdle. Talk to people and let them know what you’re looking for. The more people you get in front of, the better chances you have to finding a great job opportunity. Use networking, in person and online, to your advantage.
As we slowly roll into December, things might start ramping but, but don’t forget to continue your job search!
Many people probably think, “oh it’s such a busy time of year, no one is going to hire” but you might actually get lucky. AOL Jobs posted an article sharing eight reasons why you should push through the job search during the holiday season.