Happy New Year to you! The time has come for you to enhance and execute you career search plan for the new year. Now that we have made it through the busy holiday season, employers will ramp up their recruiting plan as they seek the best candidates in a competitive job market. To help you fine-tune your 2019 career search plan, I have listed  a few pointers below to help you successfully navigate your job search:

  1. Dedicate specific time to focus on your job search
  2. Stick to your job search plan and stay consistent
  3. Apply for as many jobs that fit your knowledge, skills, and abilities
  4. Update your resume and cover letter
  5. Review and update your LinkedIn profile
  6. Enhance your interview skills through interview preparation coaching
  7. Do your salary research so you avoid leaving money on the table
  8. Research companies before you show up to interviews
  9. Connect with as many recruiters as possible on LinkedIn
  10. Continue to network as usual with recruiters, hiring managers, and HR professionals
  11. Notify your references that you will use them in advance of interviews
  12. Follow up with recruiters so you stay fresh on their minds
  13. Stay positive and encouraged
  14. Never give up

You do not have to embark on your job search alone. A career coach can help you re-brand yourself and refocus your energy in a positive manner.  A Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) at APEX Career Services can help you streamline your career plan so you find success in 2019. Our career coaching and resume writing services are tailored to suit your unique needs. We look forward to helping you! Contact us today at https://www.apexcareerservices.com/services/.

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