✔Update your resume
When applying for a new job, update your resume, cover letter and professional networking information. Add your latest work history and any new skills you acquired. Updating this information will give hiring managers a complete idea of your most recent experience
Things to keep in mind when updating your resume and cover letter:
Get the hiring manager’s attention fast. The first paragraph of your cover letter should tell the manager that you possess the skill set they are looking for and that you can contribute to the company’s growth
Adjust your resume to match it to the job requirements. This will help your resume pass through the applicant tracking systems used by companies when screening resumes for a specific position
Sometimes less is more. It is not recommended to list all your experience on your resume. Only list experience required by the job you are applying for. Too much information may disqualify you for a specific position if your resume shows too many years of experience for a specific position
If you have been unemployed for a while, you do not want your resume to reflect long periods of no activity. Bolster your resume with other activities that you were busy with, such as part-time work, projects or volunteer work
✔Use your network (people you know)
✔Use multiple ways to search for jobs
There are multiple ways to search for open jobs including online general and niche job boards such as LinkedIn, Indeed and employdiversity, newspapers, personal connections, and virtual job fairs.
✔Use the advanced search options on job boards
This option includes searching by location, job title, company, and date posted. Before starting your job search, decide on a few keywords that fit your work experience, skills and desired job duties.
✔Don't apply for every job you find
Instead apply for jobs that fit your skill set and experience. Also, keep in mind the company’s goals and values and make sure you share them.
✔Focus on jobs that:
Have growth potential on both career and compensation.