What are Your 2018 Career Resolutions?
Happy New Year! 2018 may bring the need to find a job or advance your career. If you have not made any career resolutions, here are some you may want to consider.
Create (or update) a resume and cover letter
Many employers require a resume when applying for a job. The new year is the perfect time to begin constructing a resume, or if you already have one, edit and update it. Cover letters are also very important, so make sure you have one. Both documents should be tailored for specific jobs, but having a master copy of both will help.
Join new clubs and organizations
Word-of-mouth and referrals are the top ways to hear about job openings. Now is the perfect time to join organizations or clubs in order to make new friends and connections plus learn more about your profession.
No matter what time of the year, presenting yourself in a professional manner is crucial. If you find yourself lacking in that department, start practicing. This includes your appearance, your language, and your online presence.
Do not take things personally
Rejection is a part of life, and it is okay that you did not get the job right away. Be able to take criticism and advice and use it to your advantage. A positive attitude goes a long way!