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Earn Some Money: How to Find a New Job

Find a New Job

July 8 2021 - Did you know that 25% of American adults say that they or someone else in their household lost their job due to the recent pandemic? Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who didn't lose their job but are just looking for a new job to increase your salary. Either way, keep reading for some tips on how to find a new job easily and efficiently.

Freshen up Your Resume

The first thing you need to do when searching for a new job is to go through your old resume and update it. Don't send out your resume to potential employers without going through it with a fine-toothed comb. Update not only the information in your resume but also the style and formatting of it.

Have your friends and family look through it to give you feedback on how polished it is. Remember that this resume is going to be your first impression upon the employer. You want to make it a good one.

Go to Job Websites

The second thing to do as a job finder is to go to selected job websites and apply to as many jobs as suit your experience as possible. Take your time with the application process, setting up some time every day to apply to new jobs as they show up. You don't want to apply without discernment to any job out there, but to jobs that are suited to your specific skill set and experience.

Remember to modify your resume and cover letter according to the job and what they are looking for in a candidate. Don't send out the same generic cover letter to everyone, as that will reduce your chances of being called for an interview. Job search strategies will change from industry to industry, so talk to ex-colleagues to get specific advice on how to find a new job.

Ask for Referrals

Don't discount the power of your social network. Post in all your social media channels, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and let everyone know that you are a job finder now. Don't let embarrassment or shame hold you back. No one is going to look down upon you for this. In fact, they will be happy to help, as what goes around, comes around, especially in the job search department.

Talk to Headhunters

If you work in an industry where headhunters or recruiters are pretty active, reach out to a few of them and let them know you are searching for a job. They will then be able to refer you to particular companies that are recruiting. It's an easy way to find a new job, as it requires very little effort on your part.

Now You Know How to Find a New Job

The main thing to remember is to never give up. You might have been searching for a few weeks or months now and feeling disheartened. But the job search process is a long and arduous one and sometimes it takes longer and sometimes it happens instantaneously. Keep steady on your path. And soon you will be teaching others how to find a new job.

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