Gone are the old days.
It's a new world out there, digital first, even AI first, and you need to know how to navigate it.
Here are some of the best ways to land a job in 2023:
It's a fine place to start. Let everyone know you're currently looking, both your current connections and potential ones who might see your profile by showing it in your profile picture.
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Don't miss the big ones like monster.com, Google for Jobs, CareerBuilder and Indeed. Also check specialized job sites like Dice for tech professionals, ArtsThread for artists, and TeamWorkOnline for the sports industry.
Pursue your dream employer by checking out their site for Job listings. This is sometimes listed under Careers.
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A referral makes you 10x more likely to land that job, especially when a friend or family member already works there. Definitely utilize your friends & family network.
Whether virtual or in-person, a job fair is a great way to connect with recruiters and potential opportunities.
Even if someone isn't advertising job opportunities, there may be a fit. Ask about upcoming vacancies and always include a copy of your resume. Don't be discouraged if you don't hear back.
An Up-To-Date Resume
Highlight any highly-transferrable skills - anything that you can take from one job to the next.
While you wait to hear back on potential job opportunities that you apply for, network with potential coworkers by conducting informational interviews with them. Many people are happy to do this and help someone out in their career. And if you make a connection with someone, it could lead to a potential referral.
All of the above, rinse, repeat. Keep doing all of these things and keep your head up, as it's only a matter of time before you land the perfect gig for you.
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