Those coming off the „great-resignation” wave are likely to be looking for new employment in the near future, and with the world’s economy attempting to pull off a bounceback to its previous position of grace, the earlier the hunt starts, the better.
Companies with a calendar-year budget will soon be opening their doors to new employees, and being late in line should never be on your to-do list, and proper preparation this December can go a long way over the next month or two.
Naturally, it wouldn’t be called the „great Resignation” if not for the sheer amount of people abandoning their old and/or previous workplaces, so don’t expect to be alone in your search, but rejoice, as the volume of employment positions greatly outnumbers the number of people looking for them, at least for the time being.
Career coach Priscilla Claman offers the following tips on how to get your new career all set up.
Acknowledging your previous successes and shortcomings
It’s very important to know what pace you’ve taken your career so far, and taking a look back at your past endeavors may be a good way to start, especially when reminiscing on moments of greatness as well as anything that brought on success or praise.
Positive thoughts bring positive things with them, and staying in that mindset also helps set future goals that exceed your previous ones, preventing yourself from stagnating socially or economically.
Being presentable, even online
While we do agree that keeping a LinkedIn profile up to date all the time can prove to be quite a hassle, it shows an employer your level of attention to detail, as well as your will to put yourself out there.
Complete profiles show up in search results among the first couple of web pages, and with a clever/interesting/dedicated headline on your profile, the job hunting world is your oyster.
Keeping your resume updated
Before going over your resume and adding in some important details that came up during your previous employment, or that you simply forgot to add during your previous update, make sure you write down your top 10 career achievements, so you can later compare them with how far you’ve actually come on your journey.
Checking previous job descriptions for vocabulary changes is also important for maintaining a cohesive resume.
Own up to your acts
Presenting your best self is always a top priority, and figuring out who that person is and what sets him/her from others looking for the same position is going to be one of the most difficult, but the most rewarding tasks you’ll face.
It might seem like bragging at first, but once you’re past that mental barrier, you’ll understand it’s simply presenting your own personal brand, and showing exactly how comfortable you are in your skin.
With the holidays right around the corner, office/family holiday parties are a great way to mingle and meet new people, some of them even those who might be able to help you in your job hunt.
With everyone still enjoying the holiday spirit, you’ll be surprised how much more likely you are to land a job or an interview during this time.
Finally, remember that your search for the perfect job might be time consuming and challenge you in many ways, but if you don’t give up and keep trying, there’s no doubt that you’ll find what you’re looking for! Good luck on your journey!