Believe it or not, the new year is less than a month away! As 2022 approaches, many people are starting to think about their personal and professional New Year resolutions. If you’re one of many hoping for a new job into the new year, now’s the time to give your job search strategy an overhaul. Here are six tips to help you do just that.
Tip #1: Start Your Job Search During the Holidays
With 65% of job seekers
saying they’re open to looking for a new job, it pays to get moving on your own search sooner rather than later. While hiring tends to slow down the closer it gets to year’s end, starting your job search during the holidays
can help reduce your competition and land you job interviews that you may not have initially received during a competitive job market year.
Once you complete the following tips, get moving on submitting applications to companies or positions you’re interested in, but keep in mind there is a chance you might not get an interview or offer until the holiday rush and or festivities are over.
Tip #2: Determine What Matters Most to You
It’s essential to prioritize your IT career goals
in your job search. Is your number one priority increasing your salary? Or do you want to move into a new job that offers growth potential? Whatever your goal, figuring out what matters most to you before sending out your resume can significantly improve your chances of landing a job that best suits you.
Tip #3: Research Uncovers Greatest Opportunities
The next step is to start researching what jobs are out there
and which companies you ideally want to work for. If you decide to work with an IT recruiter
, you can widen your reach, as they often know about openings that aren’t listed on internet job boards. Doing research lets you know ahead of time if a company is worth applying to and whether you’re a good fit for the company culture.
Tip #4: Update Your Resume
Updating and tailoring your resume to match the position you’re applying for
lets hiring managers know just how qualified you are for the job. Today’s job candidates are having success by tailoring their resumes to focus on the skills essential to the job and what value they’ll add to the company.
Tip #5: (Shrewdly) Submit Applications
As you ramp up your search, keep in mind that you don’t need to apply for every position available
. It’s better to know what you want in a job (revisit Tip #2) and then submit your resume to companies that offer what you’re looking for.
Tip #6: Keep Up Your Networking Efforts
Networking isn’t quite as easy as it was pre-pandemic
, but you should always take advantage of any virtual and in-person networking events that come your way. Networking allows you to connect with other professionals in your industry and can open the door wide open for endless opportunities.
Find a New IT or Technology Job in 2022
It’s said that searching for a new job is as time-consuming as doing the actual job. There’s some truth to that. That’s why working with an IT recruiter
is a terrific way to find a position that meets all your wants and needs in the timeframe you have in mind. To learn more, contact Taurean Consulting Group at 702-529-0378 or browse all available positions
to get started.