5 things you need to include in your job search

By October 21, 2014Tips for Job Seekers

The professional landscape has changed a great deal, especially in the last 10-15 years. With much of the hiring process now done online, it’s important to do your research to learn where to best focus your efforts so you don’t waste your time or the time of potential employers.

If you are new to this generation of job searching, here are some tips to freshen up your appearance and to get a step ahead in finding a new job.

Get social

It seems everyone is using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn these days to connect with friends, family and professional contacts. Building an online presence on these networks is much like creating a living resume. They are opportunities to post your education, experience and training as well as to share your knowledge regarding industry specific topics. LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ are especially strong channels for professional networking.

Download some job search apps

Job search apps and mobile sites like Jobvite.com, Indeed.com, Monster.com and CareerShift.com allow job seekers to monitor and apply for jobs from their phones.

Seek a job-search mentor

A colleague or a professional mentor can help answer questions and find job opportunities. Staffing agencies like Forge Industrial Staffing are staffed with qualified individuals who can help guide you through the process.

Get business cards

While much of the world has gone digital, business cards are still a great way to pass along your information when you’re on the go or attending a networking event.

Build an online portfolio or blog

Every job seeker should have a blog or online portfolio that showcases expertise and accomplishments. Not only is this a great tool for you to use during a job interview, but it will also help you get noticed by more employers. Simple platforms like Weebly, Wix, WordPress and Blogger make it easy to set up for those with little experience.

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