Job hunting is a job within itself and can be stressful no matter what you’re searching for, from entry-level to management positions. Some people are always interested in what opportunities are out there, but if you’re one of many who cringe at the thought of job hunting, use these tips to help lower your anxiety and keep your search organized and productive.
Keep a spreadsheet of all the jobs you’ve applied for. Include the job title, company, date you applied and a link to the job posting. This will help you stay organized and ensure you are not applying to the same job twice. It also makes it easier if the company calls you, so you can easily reference when you applied and the job title and description to which they are referring.
Every day is a new day. New listings will often be featured or posted first on job search sites, so make sure to check them every day, especially ones that are specific to your career. If you are looking for an entry-level job, here are some tips just for you.
Search a variety of opportunities. Even though you have a current job title that you think fits you well, other companies aren’t always going to have the same titles for what you do. Try searching a variety of different names that could be a good fit—a quick Google search can be an easy way to see alternative marketing job titles.
Show you’re the perfect candidate. If you come across a great opportunity, take the time to edit your resume and make certain skills stand out that fit with the open position. Chances are you’ll stand out if you incorporate some of the key qualities they are looking for from the job description.
Good luck on your job hunt!
What tips do you have for a successful job search?