Monday, December 29, 2008

Let's get in gear for a New Year!

Many people view the arrival of the New Year as an opportunity to reevaluate their hopes, goals and dreams. It's also not a bad time to take another look at your job search.
Even if your list of New Year's resolutions is already crowded, consider adding a few more that relate to your job search. If your New Year’s resolutions include advancing or changing your career, here are some helpful tips to start your job search.

1.Update your resume
Once you decided to open new options, you will need a resume that shows and highlights your accomplishments, skills, and the companies that you have worked for in the past.

2.Customize your cover letter
Make sure your cover letter stands out by putting the correct address to a specific company and recruiter. Include a paragraph that includes your accomplishments and how this can contribute to a new employer.

3.Talk to relatives and friends
Many people receive good jobs from talking to and sharing their work experiences with friends and family members.

4. Research popular interview questions
The one question that is almost always asked is what are your strengths and weaknesses? Once you have researched probable interview questions answer them with someone as if they were a recruiter.

5.Manage your time
Set up certain days and times to conduct your job search and allow time to practice possible interview questions.

The Employment Guide is always here to help you with your job search.
The Baltimore EG office wishes everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Read more at: 2009 Job Search

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