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4 Job Search Resolutions for 2015

The following are four power-packed resolutions that will address the above questions and start Job Searchyour 2015 job search off with a renewed momentum:

Resolution #1 — Monitor your time wisely. The most critical action you can take is to monitor how you use your time. Vow to spend at least 75 percent of your job search activities in focused networking.

Resolution #2 — Be proactive rather than reactive. Responding to postings and ads is the least effective means of finding work.

It’s far better for you to identify several companies where you’d like to work. Then, starting with your personal contacts, seek out people who may know employees in these firms. Ask them for contact information and if you can use their name as a referral source. Next, use these mutual connections to set up informational meetings.

Resolution #3 — Make your material pop! That is, be sure to make your marketing materials compelling and easily scanned.

Make sure you are presenting yourself as a competitive, cutting-edge candidate by populating each of your marketing pieces with skills that sell today.

Resolution #4 — Remain positive. Your attitude about your viability as a candidate, the confidence with which you present yourself and the enthusiasm you exude for the position and the organization are the ultimate factors determining your success.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at 4 Power-Packed Resolutions For Job Search 2015 | Mary Eileen Williams.


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