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Some Job Search Strategies for 2017


Employment & Learning, YWCA News

There are always new ways to using job search strategies, and here are some different approaches that may enhance your pursuit. For example,  It’s no secret that networking is an important component to your career success. If networking is a new concept to you, take some time to brush up on your skills.  Scrolling through your LinkedIn connections is a good place to start. Reconnect with old colleagues.  Remember the hidden job market.

Every expert listed personal branding as being key to getting a job. What exactly is personal branding? Essentially, it’s how you want people to perceive you. Building up your portfolio and cleaning your social media accounts are ways to start working on your personal brand and get your name out there.

When searching for your next job, there’s a fine line between knowing what you want and keeping your options open. Experts recommend searching for the company you want to work for, as well as the job title or type of work you would like to do.

Be sure to use the technology for your advantage. Set up job alerts so you’ll be all set to job search on the go. A tip if you’re applying to a job from your computer, try to take a moment to run the job description through a word cloud generator. This will extract the important keywords hiring managers are looking for and help your resume match the job description. It’s a simple step that could just be the difference between you landing an interview or getting passed by.

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This was based on an article by Madisyn Mckee at Workopolis. You can find the complete article here: