Best Strategies for a Successful Job Search



Job searching isn't just about applying for jobs and expecting to get invited for an interview anymore. The most successful job seekers use a variety of tactics to help them stand out from the crowd.


Try these job search strategies to improve your search, find connections who can lend a hand, get your resume noticed, so you get job offers.




Get Noticed by Your Dream Company

One of the most relevant job search strategies that you can use is to ensure that you get noticed directly by the hiring manager. If you have a specific company in mind, you can introduce yourself (in-person and online) politely and professionally. Remember that you should also let your online presence reflect your resume; use social media to set up presentations, and maintain an active presence on Linkedin.


Search for the Right Jobs

Use the job search engines to find jobs by utilizing keywords that match your interests and the location where you want to work. Narrowing your search criteria will save time, help you focus your job search, and give you highly relevant job listings.

Use Your Network

Networking is still the way most people get jobs. Connect with everyone you know. Some contact may be able to help you with your job search or put you in touch with someone who can. ​​Join LinkedIn Groups so you'll have access to job listings posted for Group members and more people to network with.


Make Sure Companies Can Find You

When you're conducting a job search, you need to make it simple for employers to find you online. Companies often seek passive candidates (qualified candidates who aren't necessarily looking for work). Make your professional information accessible on job posting websites, career networking sites, professional associations. Make sure that your job titles, qualifications, keywords, and skills are showing up. That way, you will be found by employers seeking candidates with similar requirements.


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