Good News! The Best Time to Look for a Job is Almost Here!
Studies have shown that companies are gearing up for a large hiring push this January and February. Hiring managers have received new hiring budgets for the year, the majority of workers are back from holiday vacation, and companies also often have a backlog of hiring that has been put off until after the holiday season. In addition, the new year is a time which sees a huge uptick in people who are dusting off their resumes and getting ready to seek a new job, leaving positions vacated in many companies.
Four Things to Do to Get Ready for 2020 Job Opportunities
So, what can you do to get ready for the opportunities which await you in 2020?
Ask Yourself Four Key Questions…
- Have you reviewed, evaluated and updated your resume? Make sure that all of your most recent accomplishments are presented articulately on your resume.
- Have you researched job descriptions in your field, do your goals align with what these companies are seeking? If not, make sure that your search terms align with your skillset.
- Have you updated your LinkedIn profile and are you using LinkedIn to its full potential? At 200+ connections on LinkedIn, you can realize the power of this platform.
- As many companies are changing their dress codes to a more business casual look, are you current in your interview wardrobe? Remember, it’s all about first impressions!
Take Advantage of the Falloff in Applications this Holiday Season
This is a great time to start applying to posted positions. Take advantage of the falloff in applications during the holiday season and position yourself to be noticed now for interviews in early 2020!