Wednesday, January 23, 2013

17 Tips for Landing a New Career


Job hunting can be tough, but we've assembled 17 tried and true tips you should keep in mind as you search for your next career:
  1. Focus on quality interviews, not necessarily the quantity.
  2. Utilize your network.
  3. Use a recruiting agency.
  4. Try online job sites.
  5. Polish up your online profiles on sites like LinkedIn.
  6. Assess your email address. (Ilovebeer@x.com may not be a winner.)
  7. Pound the pavement.
  8. Stay organized.
  9. Look into growth industries like energy or semiconductor.
  10. Sell yourself!
  11. Consider a temporary position.
  12. Don’t get too attached to any one career opportunity.
  13. Practice, practice, practice interviewing.
  14. Research the company prior to interviewing.
  15. Develop an elevator pitch.
  16. Write thank-you notes for interviews.
  17. Stay positive!
Can you think of any others? Leave a comment and let us know!

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