After the holidays wind down, many people get back into the grind of job searching. While it’s not always easy to get your job search back on track after the lull of the holidays, there are steps you can take to improve your prospects and accelerate your search. As you begin looking for work in the new year, here are three ways in which you can make yourself a more marketable candidate:
Upgrade your credentials.
The specific skills, talents, and abilities you bring to the table will always be paramount for your success in the job search. Investing in yourself through advanced education, training, or certificate programs can significantly enhance your qualifications and make you a more appealing candidate to employers. By pursuing professional development that improves your resume and overall profile as a candidate, you’ll gain more attention from hiring managers and shine above others in the talent pool.
Expand your network.
There’s a strong value to continually building relationships with professionals in your industry. Making a proactive effort to expand your network and connect with individuals at different companies or businesses can help you gain exposure to job opportunities that may not be publicly advertised. Additionally, networking naturally breeds mentorship, as many people whom you connect with may become helpful mentors to you throughout your job search and beyond.
Elevate your online reputation.
In many ways, your online presence can make or break your job search. With the majority of employers initially screening candidates online, investing in your social media profiles can pay off and even be the key to securing a new job. Showcasing your qualifications through professional networking sites and job boards will allow you to gain more traction from employers and promote yourself to a larger span of hiring managers, recruiters, and industry leaders.
These are relatively simple yet highly effective ways to increase your marketability and land a new job in 2023 in record time! Most importantly, a commitment to following the practices above will lead to greater long-term success and professional growth throughout your career.
If you’re ready to find your next job in the new year, consider working with a recruiter at HH Staffing and start exploring new employment options today!
Until Next Time,
Your Staffing Partner, Darrin Rohr- President, CEO, and Chief Servant
Current owner of HH Staffing and Former Chief HR Officer for several successful Multinational Fortune 500 Companies. Brings a fresh perspective from decades of experience creating Great Workplace Cultures by building high-performance teams while leading and managing people from all different backgrounds. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, and is uniquely positioned to serve both local and national clients.