What’s in store for you in 2020? If a new job is on your list for the new year, we have a few tips that can help. Finding a new job can be challenging and even frustrating. Fortunately, there are a few important things that can increase your chances. We’re rooting for you, and we hope 2020 is everything you’re hoping it will be.
Spread the Word
For some tasks, it’s necessary to work alone. Luckily, searching for a job isn’t one of them. Family members, friends, and others can be valuable resources during your job search. Letting everyone possible know that you’re searching for a position often opens up unexpected doors. One person you tell may know someone in a position to hire you, or another one may tell someone else, which could result in a lead. You just never know.
When you tell people you’re searching, it may also be helpful to let them know how they can help. Are you hoping for job leads, informational interviews, new contacts, or all of the above? Let them know so they can help you. People, especially those who care about you, will want to help, so this gives them a framework for how to do that.
Networking is the next step. If you’re uncomfortable, ask a friend to roleplay with you, so it becomes more comfortable. Then, get to work. In addition to professional associations, you should mention your search to people you encounter: acquaintances at the gym, neighbors, people in your church, or volunteer organizations. And reach out to people you met in the past: alumni associations, former employers and colleagues, and so on.
Technology can be very useful here. Visit discussion boards on job sites, scour job forums, and use email to reach out to people you don’t encounter in the course of your daily life. Even people who live out of town may have ideas, referrals, resources, or other helpful information for you.
Polish Your Resume
Don’t wait for the perfect lead to come along to polish your resume. It’s too important to leave for the last minute. The resume is your first opportunity to impress the reader, and accuracy is essential. Confusing terms and misspelled words can reflect on your competency. Work on it before your job search even begins to ensure that you’re on top of it.
And that’s just the first step. When you find a lead, it’s important to read the job description carefully and customize your resume, so you stand out as a good fit. The most efficient way to create customized resumes is to develop one general resume and then tweak it for each particular job opportunity. This helps you highlight how you’re suited for the role.
We Value You and the Work You Do
At 365 Healthcare Staffing Services, we specialize in the recruitment and placement of healthcare professionals in per diem, travel, and permanent assignments in healthcare facilities across the country. We value surgical techs and sterile techs; we know the difference you make every day. Please let us know when you’re looking for your next assignment; we’re here to help, and our number is 310.436.3650.