Tips for Navigating the Job Market in the New Year
The new decade means new changes in the job market. With use of online tools, job postings receive a lot of replies and this means more candidates. How do you make yourself stand out? How do you set yourself up for success?
Here are 3 tips for starting your job search in 2020:
Keep your online presence up to date and professional
The use of online platforms like LinkedIn make searching and applying for jobs something you can do anytime, anywhere. With so much information readily available to employers, it is imperative you are in control of your online profiles. If you can’t part with those old semi-embarrassing pics on Instagram, just make sure you’re set to private! Keep your public pages up to date on contact info, work history, and have a professional headshot.
Keep it old school
Even with the power of technology nothing will replace good ol’ fashioned networking. Make an effort this year to attend local events, conferences, and put yourself out there. Ask someone you admire to coffee just to pick their brain. Read more on how to network here.
Don’t be afraid
Now more than ever people are switching fields and changing career paths. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Branch out and take a shot at a new job. If you don’t like where you are now is the time to switch it up!
Take time this week to set goals for this year (or decade). Picture where you want to be at the start of 2030, and establish how to get there!