The start of a new year is a natural time for many people to reflect on their careers and consider making a change. Many potential employers also now are looking to fill newly approved openings. Six tips and some questions to answer before starting your job search:
Overall, the start of a new year is a great time to consider making a change in your career. With some reflection, preparation, persistence and guidance, you can find that new career in the new year. Abel Personnel has just what you need!
NEW YEAR, NEW CAREER: 6 JOB SEARCH TIPS
- Reflect on Your Goals & Priorities. Think about what you want out of your career and what you’re looking for in a new job. What are your long-term goals? What are your values and priorities? What opportunities do you want in your next job?
- Update Your Resume & Cover Letter. Are your resume and cover letter up to date? Do they highlight your skills, experience, and accomplishments? Is there a professional resume writer or career coach you could approach for additional guidance?
- Network to Seek Out Prospects. Networking is a key part of any job search. The start of the year is a great time to reach out to connections and let them know you’re looking for new opportunities. Attend industry events, join professional associations, and networking online!
- Be Open to New Opportunities. Don’t be too narrowly focused on one particular type of job or industry. Are you exploring new opportunities and considering positions that may be outside your comfort zone? Do you have skills and experiences that would transfer well to other industries?
- Stay Positive & Persistent. Finding a new job can be a challenging process, and it’s important to stay positive and persistent. Are you allowing yourself to become discouraged while applying for positions and networking? Are you embracing the opportunity to learn about other companies and industries?
- Work with Abel Personnel. Pursuing a new job and perhaps a new career direction does not need to be a DIY effort. Are you aware that there are experts in identifying the job opportunities that align with your career goals and priorities? May we suggest Abel Personnel?