The 5 best job hunting tips in 2016

If you’ve set out to make 2016 the year you land your ultimate career, then you’ll definitely have to work on crafting a solid job hunting strategy. Landing that job you love requires smart approach, dedication and persistence.

Use these 5 tips to help you be more efficient in your job hunting process:

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1) Get crystal clear:

Being clear on the positions you are looking for and the companies you want to work at will narrow down where to look for opportunities. This is crucial to saving time and getting results faster.

 

2) Connect with your inner circle:

Be sure to let your friends and family know that you’re looking for a certain position. Remember to also reach out to previous bosses, co-workers, etc. Following the 7 degrees of separation theory here, there’s bound to be someone who has a connection or a lead for you.

 

3) Get in the right frame of mind:

Stop thinking that the specific job you’re looking for is scarce. The right job is out there for you, all you need to do is focus, have a good job-hunting strategy and of course make sure your cover letter and resume is a perfect fit for your dream job.

 

4) Only apply to jobs you love:

Applying to stuff half heartedly is a huge waste of time and it will suck the life out of you. Before you know it you’ll be feeling discouraged and exhausted and no jobs will come from feeling like that.

 

5) Smart Networking:

Do your homework to make sure the connections you’re looking for will definitely be at that specific event. Arrive positive, dressed for success and ready to engage. Set a small goal for the networking event e.g. get one good lead. Don’t forget to also be willing to make connections for others. Networking is like karma, what goes around, comes around!  

Wishing you the the best career success,  

Hanneke

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: HANNEKE ANTONELLI

577B1371-2I believe life is too short to invest time and energy in a job that’s not 100 percent for you. I am dedicated to helping you navigate professional and life transitions so you can turn your boring job into a profitable career you’re passionate about. Together we’ll create clear strategies to align your career with your ultimate definition of success, so you can start your own business or get that next big promotion. Whenever you get overwhelmed by the process, I’ll be right here to motivate, inspire, and challenge you. My coaching sessions will help you gain the courage and self awareness you need to land your dream career! – See more at: http://hannekeantonelli.com

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