5 Important Career Tips to Utilize in 2015

untitledIn today’s competitive job market, keeping up with the latest updates in technology and changing industries is crucial. As the job market continues to tighten, take note of the following five important career tips to utilize in 2015:

  1. Use Keywords: In 2015, recruiters are expecting the job market to become more competitive, which is another reason why it is important to know how to stand out with your job applications. When you apply for open positions, use keywords in your resume specific to each position that you are applying for. Also, incorporate keywords related to your profession on your LinkedIn profile- this will increase the number of searches you show up in.
  2. Reconnect: Interested in a new job? This is the perfect time to reach out to former coworkers, alumni, vendors and that favorite client of yours. Maybe you developed a strong relationship with a vendor you used previously- use this time to reach out and wish them a Happy New Year! Grab a cup of coffee and catch up- put feelers out to let people know you are interested in new opportunities in the New Year.
  3. Think Twice Before Hitting Send: Instead of spending your time sending out as many resumes as possible, slow down and take the time to customize each application. Take the job description and requirements into consideration when drafting your cover letter. Then, after doing some research on the company, ask yourself if your qualifications fits with the objectives of the open position.
  4. Update Your LinkedIn Profile: A recruiter’s most valuable resource is a candidate’s LinkedIn profile. Potential employees must have a strong profile emphasizing their qualifications in a clear and professional manner. As we begin the New Year, go ahead and clean up your profile and most importantly make sure your contact information is visible.
  5. Be Open to Different Opportunities: Using a temporary service can be a great way to get your foot in the door with many well-known organizations. Companies are able to use temp workers in a wide variety of roles- most of which lead to full-time permanent employment.

Good luck in the NEW YEAR!

About TRC Staffing Services, Inc.

2 Responses to “5 Important Career Tips to Utilize in 2015”

  1. Tweaking your cover letter may take a little more time, but it can be the thing that gets you in the door! They get so many cover letters per job posting that sending the same route letter isn’t going to help you stand out.

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