Spring is one of the best times of the year to start a job search. Want to go in a different direction or try a different company? SEEK Careers is here to help every step of the way.
Here are five ways to stay polished this hiring season:
1. Revamp Your Resume
Get to work cleaning up that resume! Make sure it is up-to-date and clutter-free. Be as concise as possible. Highlight your most recent accomplishments. Include new certifications, duties, or roles. Make sure your resume accurately reflects your capabilities and newest duties.
2. Dust Off Those References
How recently have you been in touch with your references? Do they know you are looking for a new opportunity? Contact them and give them an update. Thank them for their willingness to provide a positive reference. If necessary, replace them with more relevant or recent contacts.
3. Put Some Sparkle into Your Interview Skills
You never know when you’re going to be called for an interview. Get prepared now. Read up on standard interview questions and formulate your answers. Set up a mock interview with a friend and practice with him or her. Ask for constructive criticism. Be sure to do your research on the company with which you do interview. Come with any questions you have for them. Be ready to shine!
4. Spring Clean Your Wardrobe
You may be ready for the next step, but is your wardrobe ready as well? Take time now to clean it out and make room for your new business attire. Choose something that makes you feel confident and successful. Dress for the role you desire. Taking the time now to prepare for that interview down the road will alleviate stress as your big day nears.
5. Make Social Media Shine
Present your most professional face to the world. You are representing yourself. Employers look to your presence on social media to gain insight into who you are. Make sure you are putting your best foot (and face) forward.