Getting ready to enter the job market and search for your ideal job starts with a lot of research and assessment. The most important part of beginning to job search is to take the time to clearly identify the needed components for your resume. A valuable job-seeker must first be able to communicate on paper, their talents, accomplishments and manifest those areas in a manner that will warrant a hiring official or an electronic device to pick up on those keywords. If you are not able to clearly express your talents in order to place them on a resume, take a look at these three exciting ways to get started:
- Define clearly who you are and how you want to be perceived.
- Identify 1 or more industries that you are targeting.
- Compile keywords for your profession, industry and specific job targets.
Persistent, motivated job seekers who expect to be successful in their job search understand how they make a difference in their jobs and careers. Be certain to apply your new found knowledge on your resumes, in your bios, in your LinkedIn profiles and on your one page websites. When you understand how you make a difference, key gatekeepers will welcome you in for a conversation.
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Define specifics on your resume
Define clearly who you are and how you want to be perceived.
- What drives you to excel in your job or profession?
- Name three of your proudest moments on the job or in the community. Did you save the company money? Train co-workers? Correct a major problem? Strategically maneuver a process that helped the company meet its goals?
- How do your friends, colleagues or mentors describe your character and best attributes?
- Complete this sentence: I am a subject matter expert in _________.
Target your job search
Identify 1 or more industries that you are targeting.
Where do you want to work? What companies meet your values and hold high those things that you cherish, such as family, sexual orientation rights, singles, senior workers, innovation, technology, floating schedules, part time workers or work from home professionals. Decide. See the occupational outlook handbook and journey through the associations affiliated with your career area.
Keywords are King
Compile keywords for your profession, industry and specific job targets.
Use a variety of power words at the beginning of each sentence to describe how you made an impact in your job. Don’t tell your job description. Show key hiring officials about the power that you helped your team to contribute to in your current and previous employment and volunteer history. Try such beginners as: Accelerated-, Affirmed-, Benchmarked-, Bolstered-, Collaborated-, Co-authored-, Displayed-, Diversified- Explained-, Fine-tuned-, Heightened-, Indoctrinated-, Normalized-, Substantiated-, Revolutionized-, Upgraded.