It’s a new year – that doesn’t mean you should throw out everything that was great and working for you last year. It does mean that you should think about what didn’t work for you in 2012 and needs to be working for you in 2013. This could be something like your wardrobe – Ann Taylor instead of Banana Republic – it could be your workout regimen- spin class instead of a walk with your friend or dog. The bottom line is that 2013 is your chance to take your old habits and behaviors in career search out to the trash and find some new ones that will lead you to your next great career path.
- Who are you focusing on – you, or them? Job search can become a very introspective process and when that happens, you may find yourself worried much more about how you appear than focusing on what skills you provide to the employer.
- How are you relevant now? Employers are going to consider how your skills are applicable for the job they need to fill. Have you taken the steps to get training or education that you need to move into that next job?
- Are you keeping your eyes and ears open? If you think that surfing one website every day is going to get you the perfect job posting, you are wrong. Make sure you are using social media to find jobs and make a top ten list of companies you would like to work for. Visit their company websites regularly to see new job postings.