Regaining a strong grip on your job search this autumn

09.02.2014


Regaining a strong grip on your job search this autumn
Getting a new grip on your job search in autumn

After a long summer, the seasons are starting to change again, and for some people, the back-to-school sales and falling leaves may be spurring new feelings about their work. Historically, most job seekers are known to put their efforts on the back burner in the middle of the year in favor of vacations and beach days, but now that the seasons are changing again, there are certain ways that approaching the market can be a successful endeavor.

It's no secret that many job seekers use the Internet to help them find work, but Time Money reported that there are ways to improve even that search effort. The development of keywords is growing throughout the industry in many different areas, from job listings to resume reading services, and developing a job search around those items can help you get a jump on the search. Whether you're looking for the most common keywords that companies desire - tech terms like HTML5 and iOS are growing, as is the prospect of social media - or you're trying to better guide your search around terms that you excel in, searching via keyword can help you find many more postings than you might be used to. Some of them may even be hidden from normal listing sites otherwise.

For those who may be considering a bona fide career change, the news source noted that there are some industries and positions that have been seeing spikes in recent months and years, and there's a chance that you may not even need new education for success in these positions. If you can find a role that is parallel to yours in terms of responsibilities or roles, that can be a great help toward your applications' success. Some industries starved for workers currently include transportation, hospitality, construction and media, while market research analysts, web developers and training specialists are underserved in the market as well. They may not be for everyone, but if you're willing to put yourself out there, you may find something you love.

Target hiring companies

The news source added that there are some companies in the current jobs marketplace that are looking to add staff. If you have the skills and try to get in on the ground floor of some of these efforts, you may find that your long-term efforts can pay off much greater than they normally would. With the foresight to know what these companies are looking for and knowing that there may be demand for your services, sending in an application with confidence and strong effort can become easier than ever. The news source said that some companies currently in the midst of hiring sprees can range from regional companies to major nationwide brands, and discovering which ones are open for new hires can be as easy as searching Google News for the latest news stories.

Having that confidence can sometimes make all the difference, Forbes added. The competition in the current market is tough and tight, and it can take time to find a position that works for you. The news source said that with the new season should come new realignment efforts for your long-term goals. Taking the time to pump yourself up and present yourself as a better candidate than ever can really have good results, as the increased confidence and demeanor will show itself in your resumes and cover letters, as well as your interviews. Managers want to hire people who are excited, committed and have plenty of energy - you need to make those factors known to increase your chances of getting hired.

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