If you’re currently looking for a job, millions of other people are in your same position. How you go about searching for a job is just as important as finding the right job, so here are some tips for you to apply to your current job-hunting tactics.
Early Bird Gets the Worm
Get your application submitted as quickly as you can. It increases the likelihood of getting your resume seen. A slow reply could lead to a lost opportunity, so be disciplined about staying up-to-date on new listings.
Get a Jump-Start
What’s even better than sending your application and resume when a job is first posted is getting your application and resume in before the job is even posted. Research the companies you’re interested in and reach out to see if there are any upcoming job positions coming available. This means interacting with companies on LinkedIn, joining the same local trade organizations, and networking with people you know in the industry.
Tailor Your Information
Give them what they want: customize your resume and cover letter for each position as you apply. Be sure to indicate how your specific skills are a match for that given position.
Don’t be afraid to send a follow-up email if you haven’t gotten a response from sending in your resume. Communicate your interest by confirming that the interviewer received your information. As always, once you’ve landed the interview, follow up with a thank you note.