If looking for a job could be summed up in one word, it would probably be "tedious".
You may spend hours, even days applying for jobs on job search websites and not get even a single response. Even the best candidates can have trouble snagging a job if they’re not going about the process in a way that is productive. This can leave you feeling insecure, discouraged, and as if the right position will never come along.
But your search for jobs in Keene, NH doesn’t have to be that kind of negative experience. In fact, four useful search productivity hacks can make landing your next job simpler and more rewarding.
You’ve probably heard this before: finding a job is all about who you know. This statement is true to an extent. Many companies choose to hire people who are recommended to them without giving the general public a chance. Can you blame them? So, it doesn’t hurt to put your name out there with companies that you would really love to work for, even if they don't have any openings currently advertised. Send them an email, or better yet drop by in person with your resume. Let your friends and colleagues know you are in the market for a new job. Just be careful if you are currently employed. You don't want to lose what you have before you have a new opportunity lined up.
Which brings us to our second job search productivity hack for Keene, NH jobs: embrace technology. If you started your career before tech boom, you probably remember the days when finding a job meant going from company to company, making cold calls, and licking a million envelopes as you sent out your resume to anyone in the area. But long gone are the days when snagging a job depended on snail mail. Here are some ‘techy options’ for finding a job online.
This hack actually goes back to tip number 2 where we talked about the importance of only looking for jobs that you are interested in. For example, instead of looking at all jobs in Keene, NH, you might want to search for Keene, NH jobs that are aligned with your interests. So, if you’re looking for full-time work, don’t waste your time scrolling through part-time gigs. Similarly, if you’re only interested in a job that pays at least 30,000 dollars, you would want to narrow that down as well. This can be done by using the refine categories and salary tool found on the left side of the job board site. This might seem obvious, but the truth is a lot of people apply to jobs they really wouldn't even want if given the opportunity to interview. This can send a bad message to employers... and if they end up with an opening you really do want, that bridge might have been burned.
One final tip for finding your dream job is to set goals for your job search. I know this hack might seem like a simple one, but don’t stop reading yet. The truth is, writing your goals down greatly increases your chance of reaching them. So if you really want to find a new job, you should make a plan for how you will accomplish this goal. This might mean:
Although none of these job search productivity tips will work miracles, they are sure to set you on the path of finding a job that you’re both interested in and qualified for.