Stepping into Success: Your Guide to Securing Your Next Job

Whether you are a new graduate, a recently laid-off worker or are someone re-entering the job market, the process of finding and securing a new job can be overwhelming and stressful. Here are three different ways to find your next job.

Polish up Your Resume

Often your first and only impression with a future employer is your resume and job application. Ensuring your resume and cover letter are up-to-date and highlight your specific skills, qualifications and achievements are essential for job searching success. If you are uncertain about your resume or cover letter, seek the advice and editing of an experienced friend or contact your local or state department of employment to see if someone there can review your resume and/or cover letter.

Network, Network, Network

Your first step is to reach out to anyone you think might be able to help you learn about new positions or connect you to people who can help you reach a new position. This can be family, friends, neighbors, former colleagues, social media contacts and anyone else you can think of who might be connected. Let them know your current situation and what you are hoping to find in a new job. Have your resume and cover letter ready to go to share with them.

Start Temporary

While it can be scary to start a job that may very well end, many times temporary jobs can become permanent jobs. Contact local temp agencies in Boston and ask what types of jobs they are currently hiring for and specifically ask if they have temp-to-hire positions in your field(s) of choice. If you are contemplating a new field of work but are not sure if it is the right fit, a temporary job can be a great way to find out with minimal commitment.

While finding a new job is never an easy process, you can be in your new position much faster and with far less worry when you have a well-written resume and cover letter, you utilize all available networks and you consider starting out in a temporary position.

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