The 4 Things You Need In Your Job Search Toolkit

April 19, 2013

Career Advice

The 4 Things you Need in your Job Search toolkitIt’s April. College seniors are counting down the days until their diploma is in hand while seasoned professionals may be giving their lives — and their careers — a little “spring cleaning.” Spring is the season when everything emerges from hibernation — and that includes job listings. With this job search toolkit, you’ll be able to lock down a new position before summer begins (that’s June 21 if you’re curious). Here’s what you need to launch any successful career search:

1. References
We’ve made it clear that you can never have too many references. They’re especially important for recent college graduates who may lack experience but who hold a lot of potential.

2. A Network
Don’t have one? Start building it today. We’ve broken down what networking really means, and with all the online tools out there, it’s easier than ever. Begin by marketing yourself on sites like Twitter and Linked. Reach out for informational interviews, career advice, or potential mentorships. You never know who can lead you to a job.

3. The Right Resume
Every resume you send should be tailored to the position. That’s step one, but that’s not all there is to it. Don’t forget our best resume advice ever: focus on the positive results your work has produced. Don’t think you have any? Even if your background is filled with jumbled experiences, you can find a focus for your resume.

4. A Great Outfit
We’ve discussed the three small career investments with big payoffs and two of those have to do with the clothes on your back. You don’t need a fancy or expensive suit. You just need one that fights great and isn’t wrinkled. Really, that’s all there is to it.

 

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