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Tips For Landing A New Job

Not being happy at your current job can take a toll on your mental health and wellbeing. Work takes up a lot of your time so it's important that you enjoy what you're doing each day. Take a few moments to review the following tips to help you get started working on landing a new and better job for yourself.

What's most important is that you don't give up trying to secure a new job or allow yourself to get frustrated along the way. Stay patient and know that the process can take a while, so start looking around as soon as you know you want a different position.

Do Your Research

One tip that's going to help you land a new job is to do your homework and research up front. Narrow down your options for what it is you want to do with your career and who you might want to work for before job hunting. Have a good idea of the types of positions you want to apply for and what you believe is going to make you the happiest at the end of the day.

Get Outside Help

You should also not be afraid to reach out and get outside help from external resources throughout your job hunt. For instance, contact Devonshire recruitment to see what positions they might have available for you that will be a good fit. Meet with them to discuss your career aspirations and to sort through what opportunities might be best suited for you. They may have options open that you haven't thought of or arenít aware of that might be of interest to you.

Your Online Profile

In this day and age, it's also important that you have an online profile that outlines your past experience and what you're looking for professionally. Recruiters and potential employers will likely be looking you up on social media ahead of time to get a better feel for what youíre all about and your skills. Therefore, make sure your online profile is current and that it's free from any errors or misinformation.

Prepare Your Resume

Another tip for landing a new job is to always have your resume prepared and ready to go. You never know who you'll meet when you're out and about networking, who might want to see it, so have it on hand with you in case they ask for it.

It's a wise idea to have someone else review your resume as well, so that they can make suggestions for improvement or highlight any mistakes you may have missed.

Practice Interviewing

The more you practice interviewing and going over potential questions, the easier a real interview is going to be for you. You may even want to consider taking interviews for jobs you're not even that interested in so that you can practice and get more comfortable in this type of situation. The less nervous you are during an interview, the better you're going to be able to communicate your strengths and reasons why you're the right person for the job.


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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2020: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
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