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How to Succeed in Your Job Search

In 2017, a successful job search is much more complicated than having a good resume!

  • Know your goals!
    Focus on the job you want and your target employers. Offering vague or generic ideas about what work you can do are useless now. Knowing the job you want next is essential today because your success is very dependent on being visible online for the terms ("keywords") appropriate for your next job. Presenting a clear message to the world about who you are and what you do best (a.k.a. Personal Branding) is a necessity today.
  • Manage your "Google resume"!
    Google is your resume now, and you need to be paying attention to it. Over 90% of employers search for qualified candidates and verify candidate qualifications using Google and LinkedIn. So, your LinkedIn Profile and resumes must have the right keywords (a.k.a. Personal SEO) for you to be found. A solid personal online reputation and a clear personal brand means your next job will find you.
  • Don't "wing it" in that job interview!
    Prepare well to succeed in your job interviews by meeting today's requirements, and a job offer will result more often. Have answers to the standard interview questions ready, and prepare good questions to ask. Also, read the Guide to Working with Recruiters, written by a recruiter, to understand what recruiters want and how the hiring process works today.

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