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Stop Wasting Time! How to Conduct an Efficient Job Search

January 20th, 2017

Anyone who has ever been on the job hunt will tell you – searching for a job is comparable to having a full-time job. Add today’s competitive landscape into the mix, and the mere thought of starting a new job search can be overwhelming. As daunting as it may appear, several methods exist to help you conduct your job search efficiently. Consider the following:

  • Start early. Hiring processes across the board have been steadily growing longer, with the average length lasting several months. If you think you may be ready to start looking for a new job in the near future, start preparing your resume and putting out feelers now. Your future self will thank you!
  • Reformat your resume. One aspect of the hiring process that has not changed over the years is the value of a great resume. Make sure your resume is in the correct format; that means brief and to the point. Hiring managers and the online tools that parse resumes in the prescreening process are pressed for time. Omit filler words, use numbers wherever possible and translate your resume into concise, easy-to-read sections.
  • Think beyond the job board. As convenient, accessible and full of information as they seem, online job boards are one of the least effective tools in a job search. To truly maximize your chances of landing an interview, focus your efforts on smaller, regional and industry-specific job posting sites and dive deep into LinkedIn by participating in special interest and industry groups.
  • Partner with a professional. The number one way to streamline and expedite your job search is to work with a staffing professional. Not only do recruiters have a network of contacts at their fingertips, they also know who will be hiring and for what positions before they are posted anywhere.

Time is of the essence when it comes to finding a job, but it does not have to be a stressful undertaking! 1st Staffing Group prides itself on helping top Odessa, TX job candidates find their next great job. If you are looking for open positions and job placement in Odessa, contact 1st Staffing Group today!

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