Tips to use in January to help your 2017 job searchAbridged: Six Degrees ExecutiveNEW YORK CITY, NY
Write a career plan. Start with an honest assessment of yourself and the market you're currently in by conducting a SWOT analysis. What are your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Develop SMART goals. Write down clear goals to assess and review regularly. Ensure all goals follow the SMART principle; simple, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely.
Update your resume and social media profiles. Update your resume with your most recent career, including details of your most notable achievements. Provide clear examples and data to back you up. Also be sure to update your LinkedIn profile. Make a hit list. Compile a list of organizations you would like to work for. This list will become especially handy in the next stage; connecting with a recruitment consultant. Partner with a recruiter. Connecting and gaining the help of a recruitment consultant can prove invaluable. Find someone who legitimately specializes in your field, and do your research. See who is posting jobs in your field and look at their activity on LinkedIn to see how well connected they are.
Network. Let your network know that you're exploring new opportunities. Referrals are the best way to get a new role. Attend meet ups, seminars and thought leadership events to ensure you are at the forefront of your industry and the opportunities that are available. January offers the perfect opportunity to set yourself up for a successful career transition in the New Year.
Source: The Career News: Job search newsletter - Volume 16, Issue 2
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