You can maximise your marketability through your resume, social channels and networking. Here are tips to help kickstart your job search.
Expand your network
While we rely on strong ties in our lives, it’s actually our weak ties (also known as an “open network”) that help with finding new job roles. That’s because our weak ties are further removed and they know about opportunities we probably don’t.
Leverage social media
LinkedIn may be the first social network most people think of when it comes to a job search, but social media branding takes place on any platform. You can explore making certain profiles private, creating secondary accounts or purposefully sharing content related to the job role you are interested in.
Update your resume for digital
There are many online tools that can turn your paper resume into a digital one, such as VisualCV. This online tool allows users to add photos or graphics, select sample templates based on industry type, or outsource their design. Once completed, a URL is generated that allows you to share your resume on social media and be indexed by search engines.
Know your strengths and weaknesses
Get an objective view of your strengths and weaknesses by getting feedback from peers and managers, as well as taking an online assessment, such as this one.
The task of finding a new job takes many paths and it’s less overwhelming when you break down the end goal into smaller parts. Tackle each one at a time and you’ll be able to build on the momentum of each to accelerate your job search.