The first quarter of the year is always a great time to look for a new job. This is especially true in 2020, when job growth is high and unemployment is low. However, things have changed in the world of job hunting, and it's important to understand how to efficiently and effectively conduct your search in the current labor market.
To help you, we asked the members of Forbes Coaches Council for the top advice they’d give job seekers right now. Read on for their best tips.
1. Level Up Your Resume's Content And Visual Marketing
As technology has become more sophisticated, you are able to create more eye-popping resumes without risking computer scanning issues. And, due to these same technological advances, employers can now sift through hundreds of more applicants quickly, making it more imperative that you use both strategic content marketing and visual branding to soar above other candidates. - Rosa Vargas, Authentic Resume Branding & Career Coaching
8. Uplift Your Online Presence
If you are not focusing on developing your credibility online, you are missing out on opportunities. Every recruiter has access to LinkedIn and they leverage it heavily. It is incredibly important that you clearly demonstrate your expertise and have a compelling online dossier that incites a conversation. The job market is becoming more automated, not less so. Be active online and be found! - Erin Urban, UPPSolutions, LLC
10. Look For Jobs At The Intersection Of Your Education, Experience And Passion
In today's market, we have more jobs to fill than candidates to fill them. This could be your opportunity to reevaluate your gifts and passions. Where do they overlap? Have your previous jobs allowed their full expression? If not, consider exploring opportunities for jobs that do. Your sense of well-being, fulfillment and productivity will grow. - Ron Young, PAIRIN