Bring Your Power to Your Job Search

Quote-LauTzuYou are job searching, there is power in that. This is the opportunity to polish yourself and be the person you want. Develop your skills, refine your resume and grow your network. Here are some tips to find your power on the road to job search success.

Get your resume out there to be seen, but don’t spam it.

Applying for every job that you see may feel productive, but quality over quantity is very important in a job search. With CareerBum.com you can set up job alerts that notify you when a job matching your keywords has been posted, and then you can easily apply. Of course, we do recommend frequently reviewing the site as well.

Utilize your online resources to research the companies you are interested in working for and positions that you are qualified for. However, do not apply for multiple positions within a single company, keep your search focused.

Keep your resume fresh.

When job searching, it is an absolute must to have your resume online to easily send off in the digital world. With CareerBum.com we offer an easy resume upload, or you can enter your information for your profile. Either method makes it convenient to apply for multiple positions.

Include keywords in your resume that match the job description you are applying for. Make it easy for hiring managers to connect the dots between the position and your ability to excel in it. In addition to keywords, add your job skills and accomplishments that are being sought in the position you are applying for.

Be an online presence.

Hiring companies expect established professionals to have an online presence that is easy to find. If you have a history in the industry, but your online presence is not there, more than likely companies won’t be interested.

LinkedIn is becoming an increasingly important site to be an active member of.  Keep your profile updated with relevant industrial accomplishments, organizational involvement and portfolio pieces.

Keep your online image clean

Do a search on yourself and see what comes up, because more than likely that is what a hiring manager will do. Look at the images that show and if any of them are questionable or embarrassing, work to get rid of them. Change your Facebook privacy, untag yourself from questionable images or try burying it with positive content.

Keep these tips in mind when conducting a job search. In today’s world your online presences is vital to landing that dream job!

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