2019 Job Search Best Practices

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If you’re starting the new year out with the resolution of finding an amazing new job, congratulations! You’ve decided to take a step that will not only make you happier but hopefully find you the job you’ve been searching for. But with that being said… The job search isn’t always as smooth and easy as we’d like it to be. So, we came up with some best practices that will make your New Year’s job search result in that dream job quickly.

Tailor Your Resume

Tailoring your resume may seem like a hassle but it can actually be the best thing you do to stand out. When you’re looking for new opportunities, you want to do everything in your power to be different. And if changing a few keywords and re-ordering your skills for specific jobs will get you your dream position, wouldn’t you want to do that?

So, instead of looking at it as a hassle, just do it! You’ll see the difference and how many more interviews and opportunities you’ll get by just tailoring that resume.

“Open to new opportunities” turned on

LinkedIn is your best friend when it comes to finding new job opportunities. And this is because you have opted into the “open to new opportunities” and are able to get contacted by recruiters and get notifications on jobs that match your skill sets. By turning on that setting, you will instantly become more discoverable by recruiters and employers will know you’re open to new job opportunities.

Use LinkedIn

Like I said above, LinkedIn can be your end-all-be-all for finding jobs and networking. If you are serious about finding a new job in It’s a site everyone who has or wants a career should have. Not only does it give you tons of opportunity to grow your network it helps you find new jobs. It can be the one-stop shop you’ve been looking for and hopefully help you find that 2019 new years job!

Use Job Boards

Job boards like LinkedIn, Indeed, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor, or even JSG’s Talent Network are great places to start when looking for jobs. But it can sometimes be overwhelming and underdelivering. And on a new job hunt is not something you want to deal with forever. Which is where professional staffing firms like Johnson Service Group come in.

If you’re in the Engineering, Aerospace, Mining, Healthcare, Banking, Oil and Gas, and other technical fields, using our job board is a great place to start and it helps narrow down your search!

Use Recruiters

When applying through our job boards, you get access to our experienced recruiters who match great candidates like you with fantastic job opportunities. The best part about using a recruiter is they are a great resource to help you through every step of the interviewing process. From updating your resume to interview questions, you know you will have help that others wish they did. And you’ll have a head start compared to other candidates because recruiters have the connections with hiring managers to get your resume on their desks.

So, if you’re ready for a new and exciting journey, you’ll be able to make your job search a little smoother by following these steps. It’s all about patience and consistency when it comes to finding a new job you’re excited about. Good luck!