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It’s hard to believe it, but the new year is just a few weeks away. If finding a new job is on your 2018 agenda, it’s important to create resolutions that support your goal. Competition for the best jobs can be intense, but if you work hard, you can polish yourself into a candidate who won’t be passed up.

The best way to do this is to take an honest look at areas where you’re lacking and vow to step up your game. Make and hold yourself accountable for resolutions that will change the course of your career. The same resolutions won’t work for everyone, but several create a strong foundation for many job hunts.

4 Resolutions For Your Job Search

  1. Find Ways to Boost Your Resume

If you know you lack certain skills or experience needed for the type of job you want, it’s time to take action. Enhancing your resume will make you a stronger candidate, so look for ways to strengthen it. This might involve seeking volunteer opportunities relevant to your field, taking a class or asking your boss for additional responsibilities.

  1. Give Your Resume an Overhaul

An outdated resume will get you nowhere. You’ll need to tailor your resume for each opportunity you apply for, but set the groundwork for success by giving a general version a major revamp. If you don’t feel confident doing this yourself, seek the services of a professional resume writer.

  1. Make Networking a Top Priority

Contacts are everything in the workforce, so get out there and expand your network. Join a professional organization or a networking group and attend events at least once a week to make new connections. Additionally, join relevant groups on LinkedIn and participate in discussions to get your name out there. You can also use other social sites like Facebook and Twitter to connect with like-minded professionals.

  1. Partner With a Recruiter

There’s no need to navigate your job search alone; team up with a recruiter. Most firms charge clients, not candidates, meaning you get the assistance of seasoned staffing professional for absolutely no charge. Your recruiter will help polish your resume, assist with interview preparation, connect you with exclusive opportunities that aren’t available to the public and provide you with valuable post-interview feedback.

Ready to embark on a fresh challenge in the new year? StaffMasters wants to help you find a rewarding manufacturing, distribution, logistics or call center opportunity in the Carolinas. Contact us today to make a plan for your future!

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