The start of a new year is an ideal time to begin pursuing those career resolutions you made in 2016. Whether you’re revitalizing a job search or ready for a career change, there are proactive steps you can take to help you reach your goals this year.
Revamp/update your resume. Your first order of business should be giving your resume a face-lift. With constantly changing hiring trends, you must take the time to make sure yours stands out. In today’s resume world, less is often more. Include links to your portfolio, blog or website which would make an employer sit up and take notice.
Build Your Professional Network. You are your brand. Make your presence known in the industry you seek and maintain the connections you have already made. Online, professional portfolios such as LinkedIn help showcase who you are and what you can do. Keep these portfolios updated and eye-catching. Look back on 2016 and ensure your biggest accomplishments are highlighted. Get your name and face in front of the right people offline, as well. In-person networking is equally as important. Attend mixers, seminars, and other industry-related events.
Keep a positive, enthusiastic energy and attitude. Job searching can be exhausting. At the same time, you do not want to appear frustrated or desperate to an employer. Do not let yourself become overwhelmed by the process. Speak with job search professionals to keep you on track and motivated. Genuine interest and enthusiasm are key to an employer.
If you have your sights set on a new job in 2017, NexusCW can help. Our highly-personalized solutions combined with years of experience mean we find the right job for you. Allow us to do the networking for you. We maintain longstanding relationships with our client companies. We carefully analyze company culture and position requirements to ensure every job placement is successful. Give us a call to get a head start on your career resolutions this year.