Hey job seeker, I’m glad you’re here. I know how challenging it can be to start looking for a new job. It once took me over six months to land a job. I share that because I want you to know I’ve been in your shoes and I understand the time and effort that goes into a job search. And if you’re willing to really put in the work, you’ll get an offer from a company you really want to work for, just like I did.
I was able to do this because I was diligent about preparing my resume, prepping for my interviews, ensuring I highlighted parts of myself that set me apart and following through in what came after the interviews. These are all topics I’ve written about already, but lucky for you, I’ve compiled them all into one post! This way, you can choose what parts of the guide you need help with and read what’s most relevant to you.
Have a look below!
How to Step Up Your Job Search
First things first. Do you have a job search strategy? How are you going about searching and applying for jobs? If you’re encountering challenges or don’t know where to start, this post is for you.
How to Stand Out in Today’s Job Market
The current job market is fierce and now more than ever, it’s crucial to set yourself apart from your competition. As you begin your search as a job seeker, find out ways you can stand out online, when applying for jobs, in your job interviews, and building your network. You won’t want to miss this post.
How to Use LinkedIn to Your Advantage
Having a LinkedIn profile in today’s day and age is a must and is expected by employers, recruiters, and professionals alike. It’s one of the most valuable and underrated social media apps out there. It’s a way for you as a job seeker not only to search for job opportunities, but also grow your network, connect with other professionals, and showcase your work experience. Find out if you’re missing out on key components of LinkedIn here.
How to Craft the Ultimate Resume
Did you know that employers only spend about six seconds looking at a resume? Yes – you read that right. Six seconds. If this tells you anything, you need to grab a recruiter’s attention the very second he or she begins looking at your resume. And more importantly, you want to keep those eyes on your resume! In this guide, I share tips I’ve learned over the years as to what makes a resume impressive enough to land interviews and get hired for that dream job.
How to Write an Enticing Cover Letter
How annoying are cover letters? Believe me, I get it. But the reality is that cover letters are very much still relevant today and are a requirement when applying to some jobs. Find out how to write a cover letter that captures a recruiter’s attention in this post. Guest blogger Kate, a recruiter herself, breaks down her six steps.
How to Effectively Prepare for a Job Interview
Careful preparation before your job interview is key to making sure you go in feeling prepared and confident. It’s critical to do thorough research and anticipate questions you believe you’ll be asked. Head to this post to review my best tips to ensure you’re set up for success for your interview. You can also watch this #kelscareerchat episode too!
How to Crush Your Job Interview
You should be ready to crush your job interview after you’ve made the time to prepare. Before your interview though, there are a few things to keep in mind on how you can go in confidently into your interview and impress your potential employer. Read them here. You can also watch the #kelscareerchat episode that touches on this topic here.
How to Follow Up After Your Job Interview
After you’ve crushed your final job interview, you can finally breathe a sigh of relief. It’s over – you made it! Not so fast though. Once you’ve taken a breather, there is still work to be done. Read here for a few more things you need to do as you wait to hear the next steps. You can also check out the #kelscareerchat episode.
Best of luck in your search. You got this!
Kelly Nash is a Chicago-based writer, career coach, speaker and founder of Lipstick & Ink®. She also works full-time in technology as a Role Strategy and Employee Engagement Manager at Salesforce and has over 12 years of digital marketing experience. Kelly has been featured in Thrive Global, Chicago Tribune, International Association of Women, General Assembly, Salesforce, and SheFactor. She’s fueled by black coffee, sunshine, a good ink pen, and a bold lip.