5 Job Hunting Tips

Are you currently job searching? Whether you are looking for a new job or a side gig due to the current economic situation or making a career change to find a better fit, job searching can be difficult and frustrating. Career coaching clients are often overwhelmed with all of the information – and sometimes contradictory advice – that’s found online.

Too many professionals are unsure how to effectively look for a new job, since there are so many resources out there and so many steps to take. The good news is you can find a satisfying job; you just need a plan, dedication, positivity and realistic goals. Here are five basic job search tips for a more effective job search.

  • Have a clear direction.
  • Use your network.
  • Set a schedule and stay organized.
  • Read job descriptions carefully.
  • Update your signature line and voicemail.

Have a Clear Direction

It’s important to

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A Top Career Coach’s Advice on Job Hunting, Workplace During Pandemic

Working from home for months can be exhausting. Allie/Unsplash

It’s a tricky time out there, whether you’re looking for a job right now or are lucky enough to still have one.

With unemployment rates hovering at record highs and massive corporate layoffs still happening, finding a job that matches your expertise might feel more difficult than ever. And for those still employed, fears of unexpected layoffs can be just as exhausting. Add in the side effects of working from home that have started creeping in now that most office jobs have been set remotely for over five months, and rethinking a career is inevitable.

“When you’re in the office, many forms of communication happen informally, implicitly and coincidentally,” said Victor Cheng, a former McKinsey & Company consultant, career coach and the author of several business books, including The Recession-Proof Business. “This occurs when you run into somebody next to the

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