This year, we wanted to take a step back and look at the tips we’ve provided for people in our community looking for a new opportunity. Since the beginning of 2017, we have worked hard to curate the best content for local job seekers. Have a look at some of the past advice we’ve given this year to help you start 2018 off on the right foot.
Avoid these annoying habits.
In this post we discussed some of the behaviors job seekers engage in that aren’t at all helpful to a productive job search. Things like not setting up a time to talk, which respects the hiring manager’s schedule. We also encourage job seekers to take time to write a professional sounding email every time and not personalizing an email blast. We also believe that a successful job seeker is someone who looks at how they can help the hiring manager, not just how the hiring manager can help them.
Leverage social media in your search.
In August, we took a closer look at the ways job seekers could leverage social media to help them find their next opportunity. We described how to create stellar profiles, how to use the open candidate feature on LinkedIn, and how to use Facebook Jobs. We also wanted to share that networking should be done everywhere, both online and offline for maximum return
Create an elevator speech.
As a job seeker, we also believe it’s important for you to learn how to articulate your needs in a condensed format. This is where an elevator speech can come in handy. In just 30 seconds to a minute, you need to get someone’s attention, make it memorable, solve a problem, and ask a question.
Craft a LinkedIn headline to get attention.
Back in March, we took the opportunity to share details about why crafting a quality LinkedIn headline would be an advantage. We shared what recruiters and hiring managers were looking for as well as how to make them want to read more. We encouraged seekers to take a look at their current headline to see how they could maximize it to share their job search goals
Make the most of networking.
Finally, we wanted to showcase our post from February about networking. It’s a skill that is imperative to a successful search, yet one few job seekers work on perfecting. In this post, we turned the paradigm around encouraging seekers to look at networking as a way to offer services or help others rather than just a one-sided experience. Be generous, build trust, and make connections.
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Thank you for being a partner this year! NRI Staffing wishes everyone a Happy New Year!