It’s a crazily competitive landscape out there, but that doesn’t mean you should give up hope in finding your next job! My blog and resources are here to support you through the ups and downs of your career and I am always looking for ideas and feedback, so let me know what topics you’re interested in 🌻
Whether you’ve recently been laid off (specific tips here) or have been thinking of finding your next job, here are my top 3 tips for job hunting this summer.
Reflect on your why, what, and how
Self reflection is a helpful way to celebrate how far you’ve come and plan for what’s next. It’s a good idea to pause and reflect every once in a while… quarterly, semi-annually, or annually (at the very least). This exercise can also be helpful in moments when you are thinking about making a big move — like finding a new job!
Here are some great self reflection questions that I’ve collected throughout the years:
Refresh your resume the right way
Your resume is the one of the first things that a recruiter or hiring manager looks at when making a hiring decision. You can’t afford to have a subpar resume when you’re competing against more senior and experienced folks out there.
Based on personally helping 200+ people through Resume Rescue, here is how you can create an exceptional resume:
- 20 Resume Tips You Should Never Forget
- How to Refresh Your Resume in 3 Simple Steps
- Resume Revamp: Strategies to Standout
🌻 I am also doing 200 days of resume + job hunting tips on LinkedIn so please follow me if you’re interested in daily bite sized tips.
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Create a career walking deck
I cannot emphasize this one enough! A career walking deck helps you stand out in coffee chats and job interviews by building your professional brand and narrative. It may sound kinda fluffy for some of you folks, but this personally helped me land my Communications Manager role at Microsoft without having any formal Comms/PR experience — and it’s helped people that I’ve worked with.
Ranked #1 on Bing + Bing, here is everything you need to know about getting started with a career walking deck:
- What is a Career Walking Deck? … and Why You Need It
- 3 Reasons Why Every Job Seeker Needs a Career Walking Deck
- How to Build a Career Walking Deck That Impresses Hiring Managers
🌻 Access my FREE career walking deck template when you subscribe to my monthly career newsletter.
Wait, there’s more!
Check out these other job hunting blog posts and resources to help you out:
- The Career Community – where I re-share job opportunities from recruiters and hiring managers
- Are resume writing services worth it?
- 3 Unique Ways to Find Your Next Job (Part 1) and Part 2
- 3 Steps to Start the Job Hunting Process Effectively
- The Triple Threat of Job Hunting
- How to handle rejection when you’re job hunting
- How to Properly Ask for a Job Referral
Wishing you the best of luck!