Refresh Your Job Search in 2014!

January 6, 2014 | By More

Screen Shot 2014-01-05 at 9.56.37 PMHave you resolved to make 2014 your best year yet? Start the year off right by breathing new life into your job search.

Update Your Resume

The beginning of a new year is a great time to review your resume to ensure all information is current and appropriate. An updated resume will allow you to quickly jump on new job opportunities while the competition spends their time revamping their recent achievements.

 

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When reviewing your resume, consider the following:

  • Has your title or role changed?
  • What did you accomplishments this year?
  • Can you add any new skills or relevant classes/courses to your resume?
  • Are your references current? Is their contact information up-to-date?

Update Your LinkedIn Profile

While updating your resume, don’t forget to update your LinkedIn profile. If your information is current, then take this opportunity to spice up your LinkedIn headline and summary.

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Volunteer and Learn a New Skill

Are you looking to improve your resume? While your job description may not change dramatically from year-to-year, your skills and experience can vary greatly. Make a commitment to improve yourself while helping others by volunteering your time.

If you’re interested in learning a new skill, there is an abundance of websites that can teach you valuable skills (such as coding and new languages) online for free. Stay tuned for a comprehensive list of online courses in next week’s blog post.

 

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Grant McElmury is a 12-year IT Job professional, specializing in career advancement and work-life satisfaction.

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