The start of a new year is an excellent time to start a new job. The next 12 months hold virtually unlimited opportunities for career growth.
Having a significant number of jobs available can make your search difficult. You might not know where to begin or how to proceed.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to narrow down your opportunities and find the right job for you. These tips can help.
Follow these guidelines to start 2023 with a new job in Dallas.
Develop a Plan
Figure out which industry you want to work in and the type of company you want to be part of. Include the types of roles you desire and your preferred salary range.
Set daily or weekly goals to keep your job search moving forward. This may include the hours spent researching jobs each day, the number of jobs to apply for each week, and a deadline to update your cover letter and resume.
Develop a method to track your job applications. This may involve a document or spreadsheet.
Diversify Your Sources
Include employer career pages and social media, websites focused on the industry, and general job search sites to find your next role. This helps you uncover a range of opportunities that fit your skills, goals, and interests.
Network with professionals in the industry. This may involve talking with individuals you know or connecting through LinkedIn with individuals you do not know.
Share information about your background, skills, experience, goals, and interests. Ask whether the professionals know of any opportunities or can introduce you to someone who might. Consider setting up informational interviews to learn more about the jobs that interest you.
Work with a Staffing Agency
Talk with a recruiter from a local staffing agency that specializes in your industry. They can introduce you to companies and opportunities in the hidden job market. Because few job seekers know about these opportunities, there is less competition when interviewing.
The recruiter can help update your resume, promote you to the hiring manager, and coach you through the hiring process. They also can negotiate any job offers on your behalf to maximize your compensation, benefits, and perks.
Prepare for Interviews
Research the company you set up an interview with. Learn about the history, culture, offerings, latest news, and other relevant information.
Practice answering potential interview questions. Include with each answer a story illustrating your relevant skills and problem-solving abilities. Describing the situation, task, action, and results (the STAR method) helps create enough detail for each story.
Send a Thank You
Email a thank-you note to each interviewer within 24 hours of meeting with them. Let each interviewer know you appreciate their time and enjoyed the discussion.
Include three topics you covered and three reasons you should be offered the job. Include specific examples of how you would add value to the company. Let the interviewer know you look forward to hearing from them soon.
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