It’s finally December, and even if you haven’t had the best luck finding a new dream job, don’t fret. It’s almost the new year, and it will bring a new beginning. Whether you are currently in-between jobs, or you’re a college student about to graduate and on the hunt for your first position in your degree field, here are four tips for accelerating your 2018 job search and launching a new career.
Networking is one of the most important ways you can advance your career. If your job search isn’t going as smoothly as you would like, then consider booking a trip to related conferences in your field. Not only can you make yourself more visible, these gatherings often host seminars and sessions that can increase your marketable skills and knowledge. Even more critical than that is the information you will gain – how to incorporate industry-approved best practices, the latest news and the freshest resources to help you land that dream job.
Have you considered pursuing a master’s degree or even a doctorate? Depending on the field you’re looking to enter, advancement might be out of reach without these degrees in hand. Besides, you can increase your potential salary and future earnings. Also keep in mind that many entry-level positions expect advanced education, as well.
You may also want to improve your relationships with your colleagues and supervisors. After all, your coworkers and managers can give you a more objective assessment of your current performance and can also serve as invaluable references once you are ready to move on to another position.
Keeping your resume as up-to-date as possible is another part of the job search process most people overlook. As you improve your skills and increase your relevant experience, be sure to add that to your resume. Also, you’ll stand a better chance of standing out if you keep your online profiles carefully curated with enough information to reflect why you are an exemplary job candidate.
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