We are almost at the end of 2019 and all are striving to start the New Year with hope and new forces to look for a new job or to change the professional direction. We always learn from what has happened during a year so that we can improve our efforts in the future. Careers are no exception. New Year means a new beginning!
To be a winner in 2020, you have to do this:
Optimize your LinkedIn profile.
Create a job search strategy.
Create a list of target companies.
Collect job-related evaluations.
If possible, create a portfolio of works.
Understand how your local job market and industry work.
Your email address and signature should look professional.
Make targeted networking efforts, both offline and online.
Remember that networking is one of the most effective modern job hunt tools.
Track your applications and networking efforts in a spreadsheet.
Individualize the resume for each job.
Make interview preparations and simulations.
Think about 5+ success stories of your career.
Use business cards for a more professional look.
Use cover letters.
Use thank you letters after interviews.
Be kind and always leave a door open!
Don’t take rejections personally. It’s just business.
Have an overall positive mindset!
Good luck to all job seekers in 2020!
May your efforts soon be rewarded!