The year 2009 is almost over. People around the world are preparing for the year 2010. If you got laid off this year and getting ready for some job hunting by 2010, then here's some practical tips we'd like you to keep in mind.
Tips in Preparing for Your 2010 Job Search
Almost every job seeker out there – and you have to agree – has been undermined in finding a job due to the current state of the economy this year. Instead of holding off your job hunting this holiday season, you can take a few steps to prepare your 2010 job search strategy. By laying the groundwork now, you will be well-positioned once the job market recovers the following year giving you a valuable edge.
Here are 3 steps to help you get started.
1. Update your resume or CV
According to career experts, hiring managers are cutting off time spent on browsing stacks of resumes. So, update your resume by highlighting your skills, areas of responsibility and accomplishments. If you are applying for sales jobs or jobs retail, then highlight your experiences in these areas and omit career experiences that are not related to the position you are applying for. Keep your resume short and relevant.
2. Keep motivated
Do not hold your job search because it is the holiday season. In fact, Christmas time presents a perfect opportunity for you to stand out from the competition. Most people will prefer to spend time shopping or attending family gatherings. As a result, the volume of job seekers this holiday season is low. Take this time to apply for the job positions you desire. Set a time every day to look for jobs and new career opportunities you may have missed and do not forget to do follow-ups.
Although you cannot control the economy, you always have the choice to be an aggressive job hunter. By acting and preparing your job search now, you will have the competitive edge in getting the job you have always dreamed of having next year.
3. Always keep your best digital foot forward
Expand your job search strategy by going online. Though it is always good to hand in your resume personally, in a competitive job market, you need to cover a lot of ground. It is important to get a sense of your digital footprint or build a strong presence on the Web. You can always opt for searching jobs at online recruitment companies or job boards such as JobsJobsJobs Australia. Although you cannot control the economy, you always have the choice to be an aggressive job hunter. By acting and preparing your job search now, you will have the competitive edge in getting the job you have always dreamed of having next year.