Happy New Year! Now is the perfect time to refresh your job search and hit the ground running. Finding a new job probably made its way on to your list of resolutions anyway. Check out these tips to make sure this is the year you get hired.
No matter how successful your job search was last year, think about what worked and what didn't. Try to find any lessons you can apply to the new year. Were you prepared for interviews? Did you forget to spell check? Going over your past mistakes can make a huge impact on your job search moving forward.
All last year we encouraged you to follow up and this year won't be any different. It's a super easy way to stand out among other applicants. Be sure to check the job posting just in case the employer says not to reach out. If you're in the clear, wait three – five days and then go in person, call, or email to ask about the status of the position. Who knows? You might even land an on the spot interview!
Reach out to your job search coach.
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Prepare for all common job interview questions.
Job seekers typically think they can wing it in an interview–big no no. You should be ready to answer so that you don't seem unprepared to the interviewer. Just to help you out, we've put together videos on how you should (and shouldn't) answer the most common interview questions.
While preparing is always important, there is nothing more beneficial than actual practice. Doing a mock interview with a friend or family member before the big day will calm your nerves and allow you to see what you should work on before the actual interview. Maybe you say "um" a lot or twirl your hair. Catching these things early will make sure you nail the job interview.
What are you waiting for? Make this year your year to land a new job. Check out more tips on how to land a job in the new year.