The New Year is still young. Job seekers may have made personal goals to land themselves better jobs that align with their professional aims for this year. If you’re one of those people and are also wondering how to increase your chances of getting hired, here are three tips to consider:
- Receive job alerts via email.
Job alerts are a fantastic first step towards getting hired. Why? Many are customizable, free, and save time and energy. Most job alerts are customizable, meaning you set the parameters for the job alerts you’ll receive. You can specify full-time, part-time, location, experience level, job category, position type, or even the company you’d like to work for. You don’t have to spend hours searching through multiple sites to find openings and seeing plenty that you’re not interested in. This narrows down your search and does most of the work for you. For those who are already working, this is great for passive job searching, as you can take your time looking through different positions that make their way into your inbox.
2. Search for jobs on career sites.
Searching for jobs on career sites, like Nexxt, is another great step to take towards getting hired. These sites usually have ways of setting up job alerts, but also are a great way to search for a specific type of job or company, and to possibly connect with people in your job category directly. Some websites may tell you who posts certain job postings, the companies they are affiliated with, and give tips on how to improve your resume or your overall job search experience. Most are free and provide easy access to simply go on their site and create an account to receive job alerts.
3. Update your resume.
Keeping your resume up to date will increase your chances of getting hired for a multitude of beneficial reasons. You’ll have all your skills and achievements noted down so you don’t forget anything that might be crucial to a role you apply to. You can see where you’ve been to get a better sense of where you want to go and how you can tailor your resume to get there. You’ll be ready for new opportunities and not have to spend hours questioning if you have the experience to apply to a role. You will be able to develop a clearer sense of your own strengths and weaknesses from having your experience, skills, and achievements all listed on the resume, which will better prepare you for the interview process and the talking points you’ll be referencing, thus giving you a greater chance of standing out and getting hired.
By setting up those job alerts, searching for jobs on career sites, and updating your resume, you’re preparing yourself for new opportunities and another career. You’ll have more resources available to you and knowledge on how to showcase your strengths when you get to the interview process from applying to jobs you may have found through the job alerts and the career sites.
To read more about the top 3 ways candidates plan to increase their chances of getting hired and what candidates, like you are interested in when it comes to finding a new job, check out Nexxt’s Infographic.
This article was written by Michaela Coll.
Michaela Coll is writer, editor, and consultant. During her free time, Michaela likes to write poetry, blog posts, and creative short stories, some of which you can find on her Linktree. When she’s not writing or reading, you can find her snuggled up with her cats or dogs.