A New You in 2016 – Reset Your Job Search

Matt| January 18, 2016| News

While the onset of the year 2016 marks substantial and exciting change for some, others find the day-to-day grind of the job search has yet to yield positive results. Although it’s critical that you maintain your determination throughout, it can be easy to lose sight of your goals. If you find that you have been struggling with your job hunt throughout 2015 and into 2016, it may be time to reset your strategy.

Evaluate Your Strategies

When attempting to devise a new strategy for 2016, take a step back and examine your current one. Make note of what works for you and what doesn’t, and don’t be afraid to act on that. Remember, methods that work for your friends, family or peers may not be right for you. To this extent, don’t be afraid to blaze your own trail for the New Year. Admitting failure can be humbling, but it will lead to success in the long run.

Revamp Your Job Hunt

Based on the findings of your self-assessment, you may need to revamp your job hunt. Take advantage of all available options. Online jobsites, industry conferences, networking and staffing agencies are great venues when it comes to securing employment. If you haven’t been using all available resources, it’s time to start treading in new waters.

Expand Your Horizons

If you’ve been struggling to find a job for an extended amount of time, you may have no choice but to consider positions beyond your area of expertise. While this isn’t an ideal scenario, some jobseekers simply have no other option.

Instead of seeing this shift as a negative, it can be turned into a valuable and worthwhile experience. Apart from learning new skills and knowledge, this tactic gives you the opportunity to expand your professional network. Finally, it can be highlighted on your resume and in face-to-face interviews, a method which will effectively underscore your dedication, dependability and self-motivation.

Pursue Additional Training or Education

Some of the most proactive jobseekers are able to use their time away from the workforce to pursue additional training, education or certification in their chosen area of expertise. Not only is this a great way to uphold your productivity during extended leaves, it lets you develop complementary skills that can be used to further your career development.

Maintain a Positive Attitude

Whatever you do, it’s essential to maintain a positive attitude when moving forward with a new job hunt in 2016. Not only can a positive demeanor ease some of the stress and burden of searching for new employment, but it can go a long way in uncovering and securing that next big opportunity.

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