Getting Organized for a Job Search

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job-search-276893_1280If you’ve been unemployed for a while, enough is enough. It’s time to get back on track. It’s time to find a new job. You are ready to start back working, but you’ve been a little down ever since you lost your previous job. Today is the day that changes. In this post, I will share with you a few tips that will get you organized for your upcoming job search.

Resume

The first thing that needs to be done is to make sure that your resume is up to date. You want to make sure that it has all of your recent job information and skills on there. You also need to make sure that you have a couple of different versions of your resume. Every job that you apply for will not be the same. You should have different resumes that emphasize your skills that are reluctant to that job. The more jobs you are looking for, the more resumes that you may need to create. A unique resume will get you hired sooner than later.

Cover Letter

You will also want to make sure your cover letter is tailored for every position that you apply for. It may seem like a lot of work, but it is worth doing it. A generic cover letter will not get you hired. Your cover letter should have detailed information on why you think you are qualified for the job that you are applying for.

Companies

Create a list of companies that you want to work for. The list should be based on the type of work you want to do, the salary, the distance from your home, etc. Once you have that list created, make sure that you apply correctly. If there is an application and quiz that accompanies it, make sure that you completely fill them out. Applications that aren’t filled out all the way are usually thrown out.

References

You need to make sure that your references are up to date. The worst thing that you can do is apply for a job and get to the final stage of the process and lose out of the opportunity because you didn’t have the correct phone number for your references. That would suck big time. Besides making sure that their info is up to date, also make sure that you ask people if they be your reference before you just blindly add them.  Doing that gives them a heads up. They will be prepared when your potential employer calls them.

Those were just a few tips on getting organized for a job search. The tips are all pretty easy, but that may take a little time getting them done correctly. It is worth the time, though. If you are unemployed, I know that you are eager to start back working. These tips should help you get your new job faster. Go out there and make happen today.

What are some ways that you have gotten organized for a job search?

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