Looking for a new job can feel challenging. It requires planning and consistency to help your applications stand out to employers and hiring managers. EmployAbilities can help you with resume and cover writing, job search advice, and job skills training programs.

Here are some steps to help you start your job search:

Decide on your goals

What are your employment goals? What are your skills, experience, and interests? Do you want part-time or full-time employment? Knowing what you want to focus on can help you narrow your search. In addition, we can provide job search guidance so you can be more specific with your search.

Review your resume and cover letter

Updating and customizing your resume and cover letter for each job position will help you stand out. Include your skills, experience, and achievements that might be an asset for that specific job. Create a resume that is clear, concise, and shows your abilities in the best way.

Clean up your online presence

Employers might look you up online before calling for an interview. So make sure your online profiles are appropriate and don’t contain anything that can harm your chances of moving up in the recruitment process. In addition, you might want to improve your online visibility by creating a LinkedIn profile or joining other professional or career-focused social networks.

Prepare references

Employers often ask for references to better understand your experience and skills. Prepare a list of about three references. References can be past employers, teachers, or a contact from an organization you’ve volunteered for. Ensure you contact your references and get their permission before including them on your job application.

Research organizations

Before applying for a job, research the company first. You can learn about the company and the position through an online search. Familiarizing yourself with the company and position will help you tailor your resume and application. Additionally, it will help you be more prepared for the job interview if you get the call.

For more job search tips, connect with EmployAbilities!