Jump-start your job search in 2015

January 16, 2015 |

The holidays are over, the gifts are put in their proper places, the refrigerator is (nearly?) empty of goodies, the kids are back at school … time to jump-start your job search in this new year!

From re-doing your resume to attitude adjustments, advice for landing a new job abounds from all kinds of sources. For your perusal, ponderance and/or performance, we offer these links to some of those sources:

Fox News kicks us off with “New year, new job? Top careers for 2015.” We’ve said it before: information technology, healthcare and truck driving remain hot!

From the four types of resumes to the content basics to writing a stellar cover letter, commPRObiz’s “Resume Rules: 2015” is a comprehensive guide to spiffing yours up.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette offers tips to “Ring in the new year with a renewed job search,” starting with having a goal.

U.S. News & World Report is set to help with “6 Resolutions That Will Land You a Job in 2015.” Number three: “write better cover letters!”

Huffington Post, meanwhile, serves up another “4 Power-Packed Resolutions For Job Search 2015,” including details on “making your materials pop.”

New Year, New Job? Read This First,” commands The Wall Street Journal, spotlighting three job-search apps.

Among Time’s “4 Strategies to Land Your Dream Job This Year” is the suggestion to try temp work.

“Work smart” is the theme of Main Street’s “7 Steps for Landing Your Dream Job This Year.” (Bizarre tip? “… hunt for a job but don’t appear to be.”)

Fast Company shares five trends that will shape “How You’ll Find A New Job In 2015.” One of them is advice our career coaches always give: become more educated about potential employers.

The United Kingdom’s The Guardian outlines a hopeful four-week search plan in “New year, new career? Find a new job in just one month.” Perhaps overly ambitious, the publication nevertheless offers excellent advice on maintaining a positive attitude in the early search stages.

Finally, job-search giant Monster reminds you about the basics in “6 Job Search Tweaks To Find Work In 2015.” Don’t forget to set up Google and other alerts!

What resources have you found to be helpful? Share them in the comments section below and pay it forward to your fellow job-seekers!

 

For some one-on-one resume or career coaching, or to meet with your peers for some face-to-face instruction, check out our Events calendar on NCWorks Online. Schedule a session with a coach or register to attend a workshop. We look forward to seeing you at one of our NCWorks Career Centers soon!

 

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