Top 5 Ways You Can Spring Clean Your Career
Spring is almost here, which can only mean one thing: spring cleaning! This time of year, many of us start to think about decluttering cabinets, doing some yard work, starting home renovation projects, and more. But have you thought about spring cleaning your career? Here are the top 5 ways you can spring clean your career.
1. Dust Off Your Resume
First and foremost, dust off that resume! If it’s been a while since you’ve searched for a job, chances are your resume needs to be updated. Look over your resume, update skills and accomplishments, and more before you start applying for your dream job.
2. Tidy Up Your Cover Letter
Many jobs might require a cover letter. While copying and pasting over the same cover letter might save you time, it comes off as lazy to potential employers. A lot of times, employers can tell when a cover letter hasn’t been well thought out. Tidy up your cover letter for every job you’re applying to and try to customize it as much as possible.
3. Clean Up Your Techniques
How are you applying for jobs? Is it working well for you? Are you getting good response? Are you responding immediately to hiring managers? Take the time to clean up your techniques. Determine what’s working well for you and what’s not. Perhaps if you’re finding it hard to get responses, you need to start looking elsewhere for jobs. It’s also important to make sure you’re responding promptly to hiring managers who do reach out to you.
4. Polish Your Online Image
Many professionals have LinkedIn profiles and trust us – employers do look at those! If you haven’t taken time to look at your profile in a while, it’s time to go in and update that information, photos, and anything else that you want potential employers to know about. Not only is it important to polish your online image on LinkedIn, but it’s also important to do the same thing on your personal social media accounts. To a lot of recruiters, “you are what you post” so you should be mindful before posting certain things on social media. If you don’t want recruiters or hiring managers to see your accounts, make sure they have strict privacy settings.
5. Air Out and Expand Your Network
It’s who you know sometimes, right? Many jobs are found through networking. Attending professional events and talking with others in your career are great ways to land that dream job you’ve been hoping for. It’s also a great way to find ways to maintain meaningful connections with other likeminded individuals and groom new contacts you can use for your job search. Spend some time expanding your network this year. As we mentioned above, LinkedIn is a great way to connect with employers and other professionals so that is a good place to start.
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