Are you looking for new work but haven’t had to search for a new job in a long time? If so, there are several things you should consider before jumping back into the world of job hunting. Things have changed over the years and there are now new ways to seek opportunities; ones that will help you get your foot in the door quicker and working again in no time!
Take a look at what we found out below.
What Have You Accomplished? This is something that used to be last on your resume and rarely ever considered in the hiring process. Today, work accomplishments are a major consideration. List everything you’ve done that’s been recognized as good work. Whether it’s helping your previous company cut down on paper, saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars by using a different vendor or other accomplishment, add it to the resume. These are things recruiters are looking for.
Work Gaps Aren’t a Big Deal. In the past, gaps in work history were a big no-no. Now? Not so much. Employers understand that getting a job is harder now than it was before. Unemployment is at an all time high. Don’t worry so much about work gaps, as long as you’ve been searching for a career during the down time.
Applicant Tracking Software. You may have never heard of this, but there are now systems that can search resumes for keywords that are relevant to the job description. The resume with the best combination of keywords will be picked first for an interview.
Video Interviews Are an Option. According to recent surveys, six out of ten companies now hold video interviews when looking for a new employee. It’s important to get familiar with this type of technology, whether it be a Google Hangout, Facetime, Skype or other videoing platform.
For more information to help you get ready for the job hunt, visit back with us soon. Things have changed and it’s important to make sure you’re ready to search with a mission!
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