Want to stand out in the crowded job market?
Well, you’re in the right place📍
This week we’ve got 4 tips on how to up your job application strategy.
But first, your strategy matters because:
Now let’s dive into,
Not only does it put you in a better position to snag a job, but it also makes you 77% more favorable to employers according to a CareerBuilder survey.
Being precise about your target companies will improve several things.
But how do you pinpoint your top 5 companies to work for?
Try out these strategies:
Start with One, Then Branch Out: Choose a company that you’d love to work for, then research their competitors.
Draft a Preliminary List: Think about a handful of companies that you’d like to work with, even if they’re just a maybe.
Then do some background research into their culture on social media and find out what employees have said on Glassdoor.
Engage in Conversation: Reach out to current employees from companies on your list using LinkedIn.
NetworkAI is a great tool to use to quickly generate personalized connection requests.
If your new connection is up for it, schedule a coffee chat where you can ask deeper questions like, “What would make someone hesitant to work here?”
Let’s face it.
No one likes writing resumes from scratch.
If you’re still doing this, here’s why this method falls short:
Procrastination’s Best Friend: The sheer thought of having to write a resume from a blank page can be overwhelming. Which is why it can get pushed to tomorrow’s to-do list…repeatedly.
Quality Concerns: Without guidance, there’s a feeling of doubt that your resume may not be as impactful as you think.
Time Loss: Writing a new resume takes time. Time that can be better spent networking or prepping for interviews.
So what’s the solution?
Use tools designed to do the heavy lifting, like ResumAI.
This tool creates compelling bullet points in just a few clicks and applies a sleek industry approved template that’s ATS friendly.
Just drop in your details and say goodbye to endless formatting issues.
While typical job boards like Indeed, Monster, and LinkedIn are dear to our hearts, there is more to the job market than these 3 giants.
Take a look at exploring niche communities for opportunities.
For example, if you're a marketer, search for “Slack channels for social media marketers” on Google. This will be a good starting point.
Then expand to Facebook Groups, Discord servers, and niche subreddits.
Don’t get boxed into the norm. Get creative and explore unconventional avenues in your job search.
Why trudge through the job search manually when there’s countless new AI tools to simplify tasks.
Here’s a few ways you can leverage tech to speed up the job search process:
The job hunt might feel big, but with the right tools, it’s totally doable.
Here's to you and your next big adventure! 😉🚀
💡Our community is going places! (mainly to work 👀)
We love creating useful tools and services to get you hired. And our community proves it! 😎🌟🚀
Carla landed a job with the help of our career coach Martin:
"Remember that interview I was having with that CEO and talking about the offer? I've accepted it, and I'm starting on the 1st of September, whooooww!”
Gilberto was about to give up on his resume, but didn't because of ResumAI:
"I was close to not even bothering updating my resume on my own because I didn't know how to translate my past work experiences eloquently. This program is arguably the best resource I've personally used in my career journey and I've attended countless resume building workshops. In my opinion, the bullet points it generates, the level of customization, and ease of use are the main selling points"
Evelyn loved working with our career consultant Allison Jarret:
"She is the kind of person to help you find your strength... coaching you with empathy and professionalism. Five starts to Allison Jarret 👏”
You know what's more challenging than explaining a gap in your resume?
Resisting the scroll when you're supposed to be networking. We get it; the web is full of delightful distractions – ooh, a squirrel! 🐿️
But, pull yourself together!
Next time you’re poised to click 'apply' or shoot your shot in a LinkedIn message, tune into this rhythm-rich playlist. It's what Jonathan, one of our co founders, uses to stay focused.
Rumor has it that it’s infused with the ancient magic of 'Get-The-Job-Done' vibes.
No guarantees, of course, but if you don’t land that job, at least you’ll have jammed out a little, right? 🕺💼🎶
Hope you've enjoyed the luxury of board meetings in PJs.
But, here's the scoop: companies are rolling out the red carpet back to the office.
And by red carpet, we mean fluorescent lighting.
Why the Change of Heart?
What this means for you:
Job Seeking Like a Pro:
Regardless of the changing workspace norms, being informed and proactive will serve you well.
Whether you're eyeing an entirely remote role or considering a return to the office, aligning your aspirations with company policies is crucial.
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