By: Ellen (Career Counselor & guest blogger)
This summer we sent out job search tips during June and July on our Twitter account. I should explain this briefly. We frequently send out job search related content on our Twitter account. This was a concentrated effort (with a hashtag & everything) to share a #JobSearchTip every day that we were sending out content on Twitter.
Now that summer is winding down, I thought it would be helpful to have all those tips in one (or two) places. Today, I’m sharing all of the job search tips that we tweeted out during June. Even if it’s not June, these tips can be helpful for whenever you’re conducting a job search.
- Set up job search alerts on the different job search sites you’re using.
- Don’t job search from your couch. Go somewhere. Treat searching for a job, like a job.
- Use GoldPASS as part of your search strategy – all you need is your UMD login info.
- Do different job search related tasks throughout the day. Don’t spend all your time just surfing 1 job search site.
- Research different career paths that go with your degree. This could introduce pathways you haven’t considered yet.
- When applying for out-of-state jobs, make a point to include on your resume and/or cover letter your reasoning or plans to relocate.
- Use social media to your advantage in your job search.
- Attend local networking events and/or join young professionals groups. Meet the people instead of always being a number in the online system.
- When you have an interview ALWAYS bring a printed copy of your resume for your interviewer.
- Follow companies you’re interested in, on social media. See how they interact with customers.
- Use the skills listed in the “qualifications” section of a job posting to help you figure out what to highlight on your resume.
- Applying for jobs and getting no response? Your application materials potentially could use some work.
- Google job search tips & tricks to guarantee better results. Via: YouTern
- Have a disability you’re not quite sure if, how, or when you want to disclose it in the search process? Tips: on our blog.
- Check out our Ace the Job Search Pinterest board for numerous articles/resources to help w/your search.
- Keeping motivation up in the job search can be tough. Here are tips to help.
- Use a spreadsheet of some sort to keep track of where you apply & when.
- Tips for conducting an out-of-state job search.
- 5 job interview questions you never have to answer. Via: Glassdoor
- If needed, how to turn down a job offer.
Stay tuned for tips we sent out in July.