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Five Things Jobseekers Should Know

Mar 10, 2016

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Searching for a job? Good news! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2016, more people are finding jobs and getting paid more than they were in 2015.

Remember, when you are searching for a job, you should match your skills and interests with the right job posting. When you’ve found a job that you think matches your skills and qualifications, make a great first impression with a clear and concise cover letter. A well-written cover letter is a great way to tell a recruiter why you are the person for the job and what makes you different from other candidates.

The time is right to get hired, so keep a few things in mind as you begin or continue your job search:

  • Update your resume. Have something new to highlight? Make sure your resume is up-to-date.

  • Do your research. It’s important to know about the company you’ll be interviewing at and, if possible, the people you’ll be meeting with during your job interview.  It’s a good idea so spend some time reading through the company’s website and learning what the company does and what kinds of things are important about it.

  • Dress for success. According to GettingHired, if you dress for a phone interview or a virtual job fair as if you are in a live interview, you will feel and present yourself better.

  • Ask questions. Think about what you would still like to know about the company — ask about the culture, and details about the job that aren’t listed in the posting.

  • Send a thank you note or email after each live or virtual interview.   This last step will help you stand out from other candidates even after the interview is complete.

For more tips, or to see more about preparing and participating in a Virtual Career Fair from GettingHired, click here.