Follow These Helpful Tips When Looking For A New Job

Follow These Helpful Tips When Looking For A New JobAre you looking for a new job? If so, you probably know the hustle and work involved in finding something that will sustain you.

I’m writing this article because I’m a Master Mindset Coach, and a bestselling personal development author with about 2 million books sold globally.

I love to help people to live fulfilling and successful lives so I put together this guide with tips for when you’re looking for a new job.

6 Tips When Looking For A New Job

To set you on the right path and keep you going, follow the tips below to get where you need to be.

1. Create a Curated Resume

Your resume is a window into your professional history and skill sets. It shows prospective employers what you have done and gives them an idea of what you can do for them if hired. That is why it is important to shine on your resume every time you hit submit on a new job application.

Working with resume writing services is a move you should make to rise above the competition and get noticed. They will help you get past the resume gatekeepers by implementing best practices in how keywords are incorporated into the resume to curate it for specific position listings. Your resume needs to shine to make it past the first step in the job search process so you can show them what you can really do.

2. Attend Networking Events

A networking event is not just a glad-handing opportunity. It is a chance to meet new people in business who work in your community. They may not currently hold a position in your prospective field of interest, but keeping your eyes and mind open is always a good tactic when looking for a new job. And, you never know when you will be ready for a career change later on and how you can draw from your cache of networking contacts when you are ready to make your move.

Look at your local Chamber of Commerce’s website and follow them on social media to learn about the next networking events. Be ready by dressing appropriately for the occasion. Keep yourself in professional mode during the event to let your best self shine. Meet as many people as you can and get their business cards or contact information. Ask industry experts how they got started and whether they have any advice for those looking for a position today.

3. Continue Learning

Further your skill set throughout your professional life by finding ways to continue learning. Whether through a course, obtaining another degree at an established university, or an online program, adding new content to your professional repertoire will always help you grow and shine.

Your efforts to learn more add to your overall knowledge base make you more marketable. Showing that you have the drive and motivation to put forth the effort to study and learn shows a potential employer or collaborator that you will do the same if they hire you. Regardless of any immediate payoff for your efforts, you still have new content to add to your resume.

4. Find a Mentor

As you are networking, take the opportunity to look for a mentor. This person should ideally be your senior and have more years of work experience than you. They do not, however, need to be in your company or current professional vertical. What they do need is a willingness to carve out time to talk and guide you in a professional capacity.

Look for someone personable and accomplished in their business life. Ideally, they will have a history of failures and successes to pull from to use as talking points. There are also trade-offs in a mentor-mentee relationship. You bring fresh eyes from a different generation to the relationship and can offer unique insight they may not possess at this point in their career.

Watch this video for a unique insight into the mentorship relationship.

6. Look Internally

If you enjoy the company where you currently work, consider looking in-house for a new position. Look at the internal and external job postings for openings. Be open-minded about roles in different departments. 

Just because you do not see a job opening does not mean you are out of luck. Talk with your supervisor, management, or someone in the Human Resources department. Inform them that you are happy with the company and are ready to advance your career but do not see any openings. Discuss your skill set and goals. You never know what opportunities are available or that you can create until you start a conversation. 

Recap: Tips For Looking For a New Job

No matter where you are on your career trajectory, it is always a good time to keep your eyes open and update your resume. You never know when the next big opportunity will arise or if you want to change your career path. Stay connected and stay motivated to get the job you want.

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