Looking for a new job? This guide will help you navigate the maze of online applications and resumes, and will help you create a winning resume in less than 30 minutes.
STEP 1: Find Out What You’re Looking For
Before starting the process, take some time to reflect on what you want from your next job. The first thing to do is figure out why you’re looking for a new job, and what your desired job description looks like.
STEP 2: Research Your Options
The best way to start is by researching companies that offer the kind of position you are looking for. Once you find a few companies you are interested in, take some time to research their website and learn more about them.
STEP 3: Create A Resume And Cover Letter
Once you have a list of companies you would like to work for, it’s time to create a resume and cover letter. To create your resume, take some time to think about what you want to highlight on your resume. Make sure your resume highlights the skills you have that are a direct result of the job you are looking for.
STEP 4: Create A Short Resume
A resume should be no more than one page. Anything longer than two pages is too long. If you have any skills that are not directly related to the position you are applying for, list them on the second page of your resume.
STEP 5: Find Companies That Are Looking For What You Have To Offer
Once you have created your resume and cover letter, start searching for companies that are hiring. It is important to remember that a recruiter doesn’t always know what a company is looking for. Therefore, if you don’t get an immediate response from a company you think would be a good fit, try another company.
STEP 6: Contact Companies That Interested You
After searching for companies online, it is time to contact them. While there are many ways to do this, I recommend using LinkedIn to make contact with companies. Start by sending a short email asking to set up a call. If you receive a response, then follow up with a phone call.
STEP 7: Schedule Interviews With The Company
Once you’ve scheduled interviews with companies that interest you, it’s time to prepare for the interview. Before going into the interview, make sure you’re well prepared with questions. You should also have a list of three or four different reasons why you are interested in working for the company.