With 2015 underway, now is the ideal time to adopt new job search trends. If your current job search methods are not working, the switch to a fresh calendar is the perfect time to make some changes in your life.
Face it — you do not want to be stuck searching for a job for months on end. This is why you need to adopt one or more of the hot 2015 job searching trends discussed here.
Social Networking is More Important Than Ever
Over the last four years, recruiters have used social media to recruit at an increase of 57 percent, according to LinkedIn. This means that all types of job seekers need to take note of their social accounts and use them to their advantage.
Social media skills are very important to all those in the workforce, especially those who are looking for a new job. Make sure your social network profiles are updated regularly and that you build a personal brand on them. Use these social sites to build a strong network of contacts within your industry who might be able to help you find a job in the future.
Video technologies are rising in popularity not only for interviewing, but also as a way to standout when applying to a job. It might be a good idea to create a short two-minute video that can be attached to your LinkedIn profile. The video should showcase your career brand, career achievements and experience. If you want to go another route with the video, discuss an accomplishment from your career using the Challenge-Action-Results form.
Make Resumes and Cover Letters Mobile-Ready
As more and more companies move to mobile recruiting, job seekers must also move to the mobile platform when it comes to searching for a job. This includes making sure their application documents, such as resumes and cover letters, are formatted for mobile devices. If you have photos or graphs on your resume, make sure they can be viewed on a mobile device.
2015 is here and you need to update your job search immediately. Use one or more of the hot job searching trends discussed in this post to improve your chances at landing a job.
If you are looking for a new job opportunity in the Jackson area, contact the recruiting team and Professional Staffing Group. As the area’s premier recruiting firm, we not only have a wealth of career advice to share, we also have many great opportunities available. Contact us today to learn more!