As the year is winding down, we’d like to look back on some of the most valuable job-seeking tips we’ve provided throughout 2017. We’ve given you a lot of insight into the general process and some handy tools to help you get started – but we’ve got much more in store in 2018. Until then, sit back with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy our list of the top four job search tips from 2017.
Give Your Resume a Thorough Review
The new year is a great time to give your resume a thorough review before continuing your job hunt. Do you have any new roles or responsibilities to add? Did you end a prior job or start a new one? Maybe you learned some new skills or obtained a new certification? This type of information can go a long way in ensuring a successful job hunt, so it’s crucial your resume contains updated details regarding your past.
Use Staffing Agencies to Find Specific Roles
You might not realize it, but many of today’s staffing agencies – including Mega Force – can connect you with specific roles that match your skills, experience and preferences. The manufacturing industry is home to many diversified jobs and opportunities, some of which are more suitable than others. If this is the case, don’t be afraid to speak up – we’re here to work with you in order to make sure you find the type of jobs you want in 2018.
Use Your Online Presence to Promote a Personal Brand
Nearly everyone has some sort of online presence at this point in time. Whether it’s something as simple as a seldom-used Twitter account or a popular blog with thousands of followers, there’s plenty of opportunities to connect with other, like-minded individuals on the internet. But you can use your online presence to improve your odds in the job search, too.
To do this, simply treat your social media profiles as if they are extensions of your resume. With some sites, like LinkedIn, that’s the actual goal. Other sites, like Facebook, have a tendency to focus on social interactions rather than professional relationships – but that doesn’t mean your profile can’t double as a digital resume.
Never Talk Bad About Your Past Employers During an Interview
The ideal job interview should focus on you, your skills and your ability to fill the responsibilities of the role in question. If an interviewer brings up the topic of a former employer, feel free to answer their questions honestly – but don’t dwell on it. Simply answer the question and move on. Talking negatively about a past employer is an immediate red flag for most hiring managers, and some won’t even give your resume a second look.
Here’s to a Happy and Successful New Year!
The professionals at Mega Force would like to wish you a happy, productive and successful New Year. Whether you’re a long-time reader of our site, a client of our services or just passing through, we hope you find our advice and guidance useful in your job hunt – throughout 2018 and beyond.
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