February 11, 2017

How To Make Yourself More Hireable In Just 7 Days

When you feel like you’re stuck in a never ending job search, it’s time to stop what you’re doing and reassess your situation. If you want to find a job, you’re going to need to make yourself more hireable. Are you ready to do that?

"H.I.R.E. M.E." letters pinned to cork board

Why do employers not hire you? There has to be something that’s holding you back. Is it your party persona on social media? A lack of relevant experience? A negative attitude? Or something totally different? In reality there are endless reasons why you might not be an employer’s top choice, which is a problem that you need to fix.

15 Tips To Help You Survive The Job Search

Before you continue putting time and energy into a job search that isn’t working, take the necessary steps to make yourself more hireable. When you apply these steps you’ll improve your hire-ability in just one week.

Here’s your 7-day plan to make yourself more hireable:

  • Day 1 – Make Lists Of Your Goals Create a series of lists that will help you keep your eyes on the prize. Lists may include: Places I Want To Work, Employers Who Are Hiring, Ideal Places To Relocate, Long Term Career Goals, Dream Jobs I Want To Apply For, Things I Need To Do To Boost Resume, etc. Make as many lists as you need. They will help you focus and fine tune your job search. When you know what you want, it’s easier to find it.
  • Day 2 – Update Everything – Take the time to update your social profiles, email addresses, websites, certifications, skills, resumes, and anything else that’s fallen behind since you were last in the job search.
  • Day 3 – Reach Out To Your Network – Often the best opportunities in life come from the people that we know. Contact the people in your network to reconnect and see if they know about any job openings.
  • Day 4 – Build Your Web Presence – Are you online? Create a website that highlights your portfolio and resume. Make it easy for employers to find you online. Employers will Google you before they hire you. Ensure that your social presence displays the professional persona that you want an employer to find.
  • Day 5 – Do Your Research – Visit JobMonkey.com to discover what types of jobs appeal to you. Use this information to determine what jobs you want to apply for. Study up on industry news. Research the companies that you want to work for. Understand what a job really consists of.
  • Day 6 – Develop Good Habits There are many components to the job search, but don’t forget about yourself. Focus on developing habits that will set you up for success. Be positive, confident, and outgoing.
  • Day 7 – Take A Break – It’s easy to get burned out during the job search. Feel free to take a break and have fun. It will help you to relax, recharge, and refresh. This gives you a fresh perspective on the job search and can reduce your stress levels.

Hopefully this gives you a week’s worth of things to focus on. Do these things and it will boost your chances of landing a job. It’s important to note that these steps are by no means a fast track to finding a job, but they will definitely help you over time.

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The job search is like a giant puzzle and these are all key components to helping you find a job. Make these things a top priority. Read up on more job search advice to help you stand out from the crowd. The information you need to be successful is out there – in fact, it might only be a click away. Apply what you learn and see where it will take you. Best of luck!

See Also: How To Beat The Never Ending Job Search

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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