Seven job search resolutions to help you be successful in 2018

Bobs HR BlogNote from Bob McIndoe, HR Consultant: To begin the 2018 year, I wanted to do something a little different with my January blog. I recently read an article on job search resolution for 2018. I felt it hit the mark and have arranged for the necessary permissions and link to share the article with you. Please enjoy the article below – and best wishes for a successful job search in 2018!

Seven job search resolutions to help you be successful in 2018

By: Hayley Wheeler

Job searching can be hard at the best of times, but it is also something we all have to do at one time or another. Sometimes not knowing where to begin is the hardest part; other times it is breaking bad habits that we have from previous job searching experiences. Here are some resolutions to help you with your job search in 2018.

Resolution 1: Have a plan and stick to it!

Make sure you are taking time out of each day to job search. This is the first, and most common mistake that people make when starting to look for a new job. It is a myth that job searching only a couple hours a week is adequate; the reality is that you should treat your job search as if it were a full-time job. Having a set amount of time each day that you are going to dedicate to your search, as well as a list of what you want to accomplish each week, is an excellent way to keep yourself on track. Use a notebook, sticky notes or even reminders on your phone to make sure you are meeting your deadlines.

Resolution 2: Know what you want

The second most common mistake I see individuals make is not knowing exactly what type of job they are seeking. By not having a clear direction, people can start to become lost in the chaos of their job search and may start to develop bad habits when it comes to their plan (see Resolution #1 above!). Define what type of job you want/are qualified to do, and apply for those positions that are the best fit or seek specific training to achieve your goals.

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Hayley Wheeler is an Employment Consultant with Job Skills. This article was originally published by Charity Village, shared with permission.

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