Update Your Job Search

If you’ve been in the job market lately, you’re apt to have experienced a lack of active jobs.  With the unemployment rate so low, companies are holding on tight to good people and, at this time of year, it’s a bit quiet.  Time to dig into your toolbox for some new ideas!

Here are a few tips I hope you find useful:

  • Make sure you are on LinkedIn and update your profile with keywords related to your current experience and areas in which you want to work.
  • Join LinkedIn groups in your area of focus.  This will give you more exposure and potential hiring managers a better chance of finding you.
  • Update that resume.  This is a great article on how to make your resume stand out in the crowd.
  • Think about businesses that would react positively to your resume as it pertains to a competitor you respect (assuming you are not bound by a non-compete) and other businesses in your area of clinical focus. Reach out directly to someone in a hiring position (usually Director or VP) and introduce yourself.
  • And lastly, use your network.  Advise your connections/friends that you are actively looking for a new career and hoping to connect for a discussion.

Hope this helps.  Remember, looking for a job is work and you are the product.  Go sell yourself!

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