According to the latest jobs report, 80,000 jobs were created in October. Although this is good news, we still have a 9.0% unemployment rate. There are many job opportunities available depending on the Job Board. The question is how can you navigate the Job Market.
You used to have to submit your resume and wait for a reply from potential employers before the advent of high-tech search methods and social media. These days are gone. You will need to use new methods to improve your chances of landing a Baladmirza. There are no magical bullets that will get you a job. But there are steps you can take that will increase your chances. Here are 5 steps to help you navigate the job market and make your career search easier.
1. Create an online presence. Recent research shows that 86% of recruiters use social media to find job candidates. It is important to create a professional profile on every social media site. LinkedIn allows you to list your profile and network with other professionals from similar backgrounds. Facebook is a great place to create a professional profile and communicate with family members about job opportunities.
2. Referrals. Referrals from alumni, employees and others account for approximately 27% of all positions filled by companies. Reach out to your friends at work who are employed by the companies you are interested. Let them know that you are looking for work and send them a copy of your resume (electronic preferred). Before posting job openings on job boards, employers always contact employees.
3. Boards for job seekers. Many popular websites companies use, such as Career Builder and Monster, DICE, et cetera, are available. These sites can be used by recruiters and companies to find candidates for the job market. These sites may be used by companies and recruiters to find candidates. Some companies use date parameters for sourcing candidates.
4. Marketing Resumes. Once, resumes were a way to record your education and work history. Your resume is now your most important marketing document. The document should include a value proposition and documentation of past performance. Prospective employers will only look at your resume to decide if you are worthy of a phone screen. Your resume must be specific to the job that you are applying for. Make sure that your resume is written well and keywords rich. The job description and the mission statement of your prospective company will often include keywords.
5. Patience and persistence are key. Recent reports indicate that professionals will spend on average 44 weeks on the job market. You need to be aware that there are many professionals looking for work. The job search is a numbers game, just like sales. It is a full-time activity that requires a lot of effort.
More companies will look for qualified employees as the economy improves. Employers today are very selective and have many options for qualified candidates. You can find a rewarding new career by learning how to navigate the difficult job market.