If you’re like many job seekers across the country, your #1 New Year’s resolution isn’t to lose weight, quit smoking, or get more organized. It’s to find a new job. Lucky for you, the start of the new year means the beginning of hiring season for companies across the country.
To increase your chances of landing a great job fast, we’ve compiled this quick checklist to help kick start your new year’s job search:
- Update and post your resume – If you want to increase your chances of landing a great job, a well-written resume is a must.
- Customize your cover letters – Many companies require a cover letter along with an application, so make sure each cover letter you submit speaks directly to the job you’re applying for.
- Network – In addition to applying to jobs online, be sure to also reach out to all your connections on and offline to learn of potential job opportunities.
- Follow-Up – Some companies list their HR Department’s contact information on their website. If you’d like to express further interest in a job you’ve applied to, you can humbly inquire over the phone.
In addition to having a professional resume and cover letter, you can also speed up your job search by applying to jobs in industries that are showing the most growth. Check out our listings in these top industries that are hiring in 2014 today!