Many people have wanted to resign from their jobs for various reasons lately. Some feel like they’ve been overworked and underpaid. Others are looking for some career growth outside of their current company.
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How do you stand out with so many people out looking for better job opportunities? Here are some tips and tricks to get ahead in your next job hunt:
Update your LinkedIn profile regularly
Potential employers or recruiters will check your LinkedIn profile when you send in your resume. Hence, you should make sure your LinkedIn profile is updated with your latest skills and accomplishments.
Be discreet about your job hunt
When you’re doing something as life-changing as looking for another job, it can be tempting to tell the world about your journey. However, you should keep quiet, especially to your current officemates. At the same time, you shouldn’t share too many details about your next interview on social media.
Schedule job interviews outside work hours as much as possible
Most companies will understand if you want your job hunt to be discreet. Hence, you should request breakfast or lunch hour meetings, if possible. Consider taking a vacation leave if you can’t move your interview schedule.
Networking is key
Many job opportunities are not advertised. Candidates recommended by colleagues, former bosses, and even friends often fill these positions. Hence, you should broaden your network. The more extensive your network, the higher chances you will find out about exciting opportunities.
Check out company websites
Not all job openings are posted on job-hunting websites. The career page of your dream company’s website might reveal career opportunities on their website. Before their HR department advertises to a broader network, you should already send your application.
Enlist the help of headhunters
Headhunters and recruitment agencies can provide professional service if you wish to find a great job opportunity. Before you hire one, though, you must find out if you or the company will be the one paying them for their service.
Don’t act prematurely
Unless you have signed the job offer already, you haven’t bagged the new role yet. Hence, you shouldn’t throw all caution to the wind and resign from your current job after a promising interview.
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Bagging your next job may be challenging, but it’s not impossible to land a better role. By applying these tips, you’ll have a better chance of moving on to the next big career adventure.
Art Macky Arquilla