Job Search Tips for the New Year
Looking for a job is kind of like dating. You have to figure out what you’re looking for first—and then you need to know where to find the perfect match. Here, PeopleReady shares three key job search tips that will help you connect with the job of your dreams.
Consider your past work experiences
Before deciding where you want to go, take stock of where you’ve been. Now is the right time to review any job experiences you’ve had over the years. Ask yourself the following questions and write down the answers:
- What were my past jobs and were these jobs in the same industry?
- What skills have I gained from doing similar jobs over the years?
- Are there skills that I would like to obtain in the future?
- Did I hold jobs at different levels (i.e., entry level vs. management)?
Be honest with yourself
Now look beyond the job description. Each job teaches you something, even if it’s a lesson that can’t easily be listed on a resume. Ask yourself these questions to help you think about what kind of roles you want and where you want to take your career:
- Which jobs were my favorite (and least favorite) and why?
- What was I good at?
- Where do I want to be in a few months, a year, and a few years?
- What haven’t I tried that I want to?
Put your job search plan into action
Once you’ve assessed your work history and decided where you want to take your career, it’s time to choose your next job. Keep in mind what you want to get out of this role. Sometimes you just want a paycheck, and other times you want to take one step closer toward your career goal. Both are good reasons. Just keep your long-term plan in mind so that overall, your temporary jobs are working toward your future career.
A temporary staffing company like PeopleReady is the perfect partner for you at this stage of your plan. You can find a wide variety of jobs in different industries and choose the job that fits your schedule and career goals.
PeopleReady connects you with the best temp jobs in your community
That’s the beauty of temporary jobs: You can build the career you want, how you want to. PeopleReady’s staffing experts have industry expertise in construction, hospitality, retail and more. Plus, our nationwide presence means that you can find temporary work near your community. Our staffing app, JobStack, lets you update your resume and apply to jobs 24/7 from the convenience of your mobile device. Roles we fill include:
- General helpers
- Housekeepers and janitors
- Prep cooks
- Restaurant and banquet servers
- Forklift and machine operators
- Clerks and cashiers
- And more!
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