The new year is the perfect time to evaluate and reflect, and also to make positive changes.  If you are thinking about changing jobs, there is no better time than now to start.   Heading into 2016, here are some things you can do to improve your chances of landing your dream job.

  1. Develop a Social Media presence. Employers are increasingly turning to social media to connect with and screen potential candidates.  If you want to connect with employers, it is crucial that you develop a presence on sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.  A personal website or blog can also be helpful.  Use these sites to describe yourself, display your work, communicate with like-minded individuals, and discover new opportunities.

  1. Establish a personal brand. Finding a job these days means selling yourself in the same way you would any other product. You must package your skills and experience in a way that is most likely to catch an employer’s attention and position you as someone who can contribute to a company.  Social media sites and personal websites are great ways to establish and build a brand.  Once you establish a brand, be consistent across all of your materials, including your resume.
  1. Consider temporary employment. Employers are increasingly turning to temporary workers as a flexible and effective way to meet short-term needs.  These roles may not be attractive on the surface but can actually be great opportunities.  They give you a chance to get work experience with people in the industry and show off your skills.  If a full-time position opens up, employers are much more likely to hire you as they are familiar with you and you have already demonstrated the ability to succeed.
  1. Consider relocating. The wider net you cast, the greater the opportunity you have to land a job.  If you are struggling to find work in your current area, consider other markets that might offer similar opportunities and benefits.

For more tips and assistance with all aspects of your job search, turn to FlexiCorps.  We are experts in staffing for the industrial and technical fields in Illinois, Texas and now Florida.  For more information and to learn how we can help you, contact us today.