Words of Wisdom: Inspiration for Your 2017 Job Search

live-intentionally-aaron-larson-one-love-ministries-vimeo-thumbnail-1Judging from all the headlines, Facebook posts and tweets 2016 has been a pretty rough year.  But rather than reflect on all the gory details, let’s look onward to 2017
with the promise and hope that we’ll be able to turn things around in a new year. That said, hope alone cannot change things. It can’t change who we are and it can’t change how we are. If we want to change we must take action. And in order to take action we need to be inspired.

While inspiration comes from many places, today we turn to the Holstee Manifesto. Much
greater than a mission statement, the Manifesto was created by three founders of a t-shirt company who not only wanted to put their definition of success and happiness in print, but wanted to share their positive intentions with the world.

It’s a highly relevant piece of work that can be applied to almost anything in your life, especially to your pursuit for a new job. It begins like this:

This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it. If you don’t like your job, quit.  If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.

You can read the rest here. While we all have our own individual hopes, goals, wants, and dreams, we all share the same need for work. Work creates our livelihood. It ensures our well-being. No matter what goes on in the world around us, the one thing we can control is how we choose to spend our time working.

Here’s to a happy and successful New Year. We look forward to helping you find your #NewJob2017.  Search, apply, and prosper!

 

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

300x250_NewYear_2012_SunriseIf 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!