January 18, 2019
Everyone knows that the turning of the calendar from one year to another is the perfect time to make big life changes. Whether its the end of the holiday season or some symbolic inspiration from another year getting ticked off, January seems to be the perfect time to set goals for what you want your new year, and beyond to look like.
At Simply Hired, we like to think that our year-long resolution is to help connect those in need of quality employees with talented individuals looking to make major career moves. That being said, however, we ourselves aren’t above a little resolution inspiration to help kickstart our yearly goals. If you’re looking to find the job of your dreams or to advance your career to the next level, here are a few actionable steps you can take to meet your resolution to get a great job.
Set Manageable Goals
There’s a classic anecdote that involves a person sitting down to a meal where they must eat everything set in front of them or risk offense to a mythical great lord. The culinary hero in our story manages to accomplish the task once they realize that the entire feast doesn’t need to be consumed in a single bite, but can be tackled over hours, or even days at the table.
Much the same can be said when setting yourself up for job-resolution success. Instead of simply inking down on your year planner that you need to land a six-figure career, break your plan into long and short term milestones. Refreshing that resume, applying for three positions a week, or similar incremental steps can help make your resolution seem mentally and physically attainable.
Put Yourself Out There
If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a million times, networking is an essential element to cornering the best career opportunities. That being said, networking is often a misunderstood concept for those new to the career game. Sure, drinks at an industry or company specific function can be a great opportunity to catch up, but would-be job seekers don’t need to limit themselves to these types of cliche gatherings.
Networking should be treated as more of a concept than an individual event. Have that old work buddy from two companies past? Why not invite them out for coffee or lunch? Also, keep an eye out for continuing education lunches or free or low-cost seminars. These gatherings are often the perfect places to pull double duty; making connections while expanding your knowledge and skills base.
Use the Tools at Your disposal
Our last piece of advice when it comes to keeping your resolution to score a great job involves making your life easier by using the free tools already at your disposal. SimplyHired.com is here to help by providing a one-stop platform for all of your job search needs.
Peruse our blog articles for handy advice and tried and true strategies for job seeking, networking, career building and more. When you’re ready to go on the hunt, use the sophisticated job search tools to sort through the largest database of open positions on the web. Looking to negotiate for a potential raise? Our Salary Estimator is ready to help pinpoint what others in your industry or with your job title are currently earning which can lead to more informed job choices. In short, keeping your resolution to find a great job doesn’t need to be a chore. With SimplyHired’s valuable job search tools and handy advice, you’ll have the leg up in making big career moves in the new year.
Article Updated from the Original on January 18, 2019