January is already gone, but that doesn’t mean many folks have let go of their high hopes for change in the new year. How are your resolutions working out? How about your career resolutions?
If you began 2012 gung-ho to find a new job or improve your career situation, but have hit a roadblock or two along the way, don’t lose hope. The job market may be improving, but landing a job in any economy can be a tricky combination of timing, skills, and sometimes, a little luck. Here are a few tips to rejuvenate your job search and rekindle your enthusiasm for your 2012 resolutions:
1. Update your resume. Yes, again. A resume is a living document meant to represent you right up to the latest second. Add any new accomplishments in the last month or so, and consider having someone new take a look at your presentation.
2. Set a “job search” schedule. Make sure you are searching and applying a few times per week to ensure you aren’t missing newly posted opportunities. Also, double-check that you are signed up for job alert emails so you can get new jobs sent right to your inbox. Finding a job is also, well, a job!
3. Stay focused. Know what you want, and your patience and persistence will surely pay off. And if there is anything we can do to make your experience better, tell us.
How is your 2012 career resolution coming so far? Take our quick poll, and let us know!