6 Hacks to Find a New Job Quickly

6 Hacks to Find a New Job Quickly

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Book Coffee or Drinks With People Whose Advice You Trust

Sometimes the first step to finding a new job is just saying it out loud. It's basically an audible manifestation. Make plans this weekend with a few people you trust who give great advice. Share with them that you’re thinking of moving on and vent any concerns you might have. Ask them how they would describe you, and use their 

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Book Coffee or Drinks With People Whose Advice You Trust

answers to edit your resume (see hack 3) and LinkedIn summary. The other great thing about these “meetings” is that your close friends and confidants often see strengths and opportunities that you don’t. Get their perspective on what they think would be a strong move for you. Of course, your intuition and gut take 

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Book Coffee or Drinks With People Whose Advice You Trust

precedence, so if you already have a clear idea of what you want, share your plans and you’ll likely get a ton of support and validation. Oh, and remember how you cleaned up your social media presence? If you're publicly looking for new job opportunities, blast out the good news. Post your quest for the new job on Facebook, 

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Book Coffee or Drinks With People Whose Advice You Trust

Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You never know who your Aunt Barbara might know through her knitting circle.  You know she's good for a solid recommendation, too.

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Stop Complaining + Start Pitching Yourself

Most of us fall into a terrible habit when we don’t like our jobs. We go out with friends/acquaintances and dinner quickly turns into a vent session. That is a huge missed opportunity when you're trying to find a new job. This weekend, when people ask you, “How’s work going?” or “Are you still at Company X?” don't launch into 15

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Stop Complaining + Start Pitching Yourself

different complaints about your present job and bad boss—start looking to the future. Create a pitch that you’ll use every time someone asks you about work, like the one below: “Yes, I’m still working as a [title] at [company]. It has been going well and I love working on X, Y, and Z, but I am thinking I’m ready to make my next move. I’m looking to work at a [type of company] company in the 

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Stop Complaining + Start Pitching Yourself

[functional area] department.” Now here’s the most important part: “If you happen to know anyone who I should connect with, definitely let me know!” You never know who people know, so resist the urge to complain about the past or current state and start looking toward the future.

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Update Your Professional Resume In 5 Steps

Step 1: Make a laundry list of every task you do in your current job. Don’t think too hard about the wording. Just get the actual work you do on paper. [10 minutes] Step 2: Out of all of the tasks you wrote down, put stars next to four to six that are resume-worthy. The ones you select should 

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Update Your Professional Resume In 5 Steps

combine your most impressive responsibilities or projects—and ones that are most relevant to the jobs you want to land. If you’re not sure, look up a few job postings that excite you and see what they’re looking for in the job description.  Your resume should parallel those requirements and qualifications. [5 minutes]

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Update Your Professional Resume In 5 Steps

Step 3: Turn the tasks into resume bullets. This is probably what will take you the most time, but force yourself to work efficiently and don’t overthink it.  Strong resume bullets clarify, include examples or metrics when possible, and answer the “so what?” by demonstrating how the task creates value. [30 minutes]

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Update Your Professional Resume In 5 Steps

Step 4: Proofread. Obviously, your resume must be error-free. Comb through each line and make adjustments for typos, wordiness, and grammar. You might want to try running documents through a tool like Grammarly as a backup. [10 minutes] Step 5: Format. The look and feel of your resume

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Update Your Professional Resume In 5 Steps

are both important. Your resume font should be clear and the document should be organized and easy to read. Make sure nothing looks sloppy, inconsistent, or misaligned, and then PDF it.  A “designed” resume is not necessary, but a clean and easy-to-read one is. [5 minutes] An hour down, and your resume is now up to date.

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Update Your Professional Resume In 5 Steps

Now email it off to one of those trusted advisors from your morning coffee to get a second pair of eyes on it.  Once you’re happy with the final result, ensure your LinkedIn is up to date as well with short descriptions under each job you’ve held. You can copy these from the resume you just finished.

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Tap Into Your Professional Network

Now that your resume is up to date, it’s time to write an “ask” email. You’ll use this template to write to people in your network who may be able to help you take your next step. Your email should cover: – What you’re currently up to (in case they don't know) – What you’re looking to do next (give as much detail as you can) – Your updated resume

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– An ask at the end of the email to connect you with anyone they think might be helpful or relevant I recommend sending personalized emails. You can copy and paste and then spend a minute adjusting some small details so it doesn’t seem like a mass email. If you’re asking someone for a favor, like helping you find a new job,

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they shouldn’t feel like you put zero thought into your note.

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Implement Those Search Skills to Find a New Job

The great thing about all of the technology available now is that you shouldn’t have to do as much manual work while searching for roles and applying.  The job hunt should be easier once you've identified the keywords of skills you should be prioritizing. Sign up for job board newsletters (here's ours!) and set up job 

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Implement Those Search Skills to Find a New Job

alerts on other job sites like Indeed, LinkedIn ZipRecruiter, etc. so the job postings come to you. When you see jobs that are truly a great fit, apply. You don’t have to apply to 20 jobs in one weekend (and probably shouldn’t), but set a weekly goal for yourself that you can realistically meet. Since your materials are now ready 

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Implement Those Search Skills to Find a New Job

and organized, you can easily apply as you see job postings that you’re excited about. Some may not require cover letters, while others even allow you to only apply with your LinkedIn profile.

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Know the Best Days to Apply to Jobs

Is there really a best day to apply for jobs? Many people believe it's on Tuesday thanks to a bright.com study that compared the timing and the success rates of job applications.  It turns out that Tuesday is actually the most common day of the week that people choose to apply for new jobs. However, it’s not the most successful 

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Know the Best Days to Apply to Jobs

day to apply. While 37% of job seekers apply for jobs on Tuesdays, this group only has a 20% success rate. And the least successful day? Saturday. Saturday is the worst day to apply for a job because only 14% of candidates saw success with their applications. The good news is that most people aren't spending their weekends applying for jobs. 

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Know the Best Days to Apply to Jobs

The study claimed only 5% of people apply for jobs on Saturdays. So, what is the most successful day to apply for a job? Let's break it down. Best Days of the Week to Apply First, a "successful day" is defined as going from the application process to the interview process. And it turns out that the best day to

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Know the Best Days to Apply to Jobs

apply for a job is on Monday. Applying on Monday gives you a 10 percent higher chance of landing an interview, according to Bright.com.  30 percent of candidates who applied for jobs on a Monday made it through to the next round of the hiring process. Guess the early bird really does get the worm! You might hate Mondays, but the beginning of 

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Know the Best Days to Apply to Jobs

the week is a very productive time for hiring.

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