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6 Job Seeker Resolutions for a Brighter, Better 2015

welderThe New Year is a time for fresh starts and resolutions to make the future better. And while your job search may seem like an ongoing struggle, tweaking your job search with a strong resolution may be the key to a new position in 2015. With the New Year here, there’s no time to lose as you search for your dream job, or a job that pays the bills. So make these resolutions today, and look forward to a new, stronger job search tomorrow:

  1. I will accept a temporary position.Temporary employment can fill in gaps on your resume, build your network and skills, and give you the opportunity to earn money (and benefits!) while you explore your options. Applying for a temporary position can jumpstart your employment search, and open doors for the future.
  2. I will mind my social media p’s and q’s. We know you’re thinking, “What does my Facebook page have to do with looking for a job?”  The answer: in today’s world, quite a bit. Many companies research your social media profiles for information about you. Put your best foot forward on Facebook, Google +, Twitter and Instagram.  Don’t comment about how your interviews went on social media, good or bad. In the same tone, don’t post negative comments about your present or past employers, or comment about all the days you miss work.  Keep your profile clean and tidy. It’s best for your job search, and could be the difference between landing and not getting that job.
  3. I will refresh my interview skills.A good job interview is the key to a job offer. The first step is education; reading our post about improving your interview skills is the start. Then, practice your interview with a friend or a mirror. Think before you answer, and make sure you perfect the small things—sitting up straight, making eye contact, how you dress, etc. You’ll be, and feel, prepared enough to take on your next interview.
  4. I will add another asset to my corner.Contact a staffing agency about job positions. Employers often list open positions only with staffing agencies; there are other benefits to using a staffing agency to find a position as well, as you can see in our recent blog post.
  5. I will head to a job fair.Though the prospect of a job fair can be intimidating, job seekers can often get fast results by visiting a job fair. Be prepared. Take along everything you need so you can fill out a job application accurately on site, and bring along a stack of resumes.
  6. I will revamp my resume.If your resume was put together years ago, reorganize and reformat your resume for the current job market.

Be prepared for your job search. Put together a list of your previous positions, and ask former managers and associates to be references before you start filling out job applications or contacting staffing agencies. Preparation ensures your job application is accurate and neat, so you can contact Nissen Staffing Continuum about short- and long-term temporary jobs, temp-to-hire positions and direct hire positions throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Don’t delay about your job seeking resolution. Contact Nissen Staffing Continuum today or apply online.