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Last Updated on 2023-05-27 by Kassandra
Looking to find a job? Maybe you got laid off or are simply unhappy where you’re at.
I’ve been there & understand your pain.
So in this post, I will share tips & tricks that have helped me get my foot in the door.
Job Search Sites In 2023
While there are a slew of job search sites you can peruse, sometimes you need to take an extra step or two.
These extra steps might look like:
- updating your job site profile
- cleaning up your resume to remove old roles
- tweaking the wording on your accomplishments
- doing research on job titles
- connecting & building rapport with recruiters
In doing so, you can put yourself in a position of success rather than limbo.
Will these tips guarantee you to get an interview or land a job?
Nothing in life is guaranteed except death and taxes.
However, what I’m sharing with you are things I’ve implemented in my own journey to find a job that helped get my foot in the door.
Please note that some links in this article may be affiliate links.
If you click and decide to purchase, I may receive compensation.
Find A Job Using LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a unique social media site in that it was built and meant for building your professional network.
Now, you may already know how to search for jobs on LinkedIn.
But are you using the filters to really pinpoint your optimal role?
Moreover, are you strategically building & fine tuning your network?
Very soon I shall be providing a recording with some of the ways I’ve used LinkedIn to pinpoint the best jobs I desired for my career.
So be sure to bookmark this page and follow me on your preferred social media platform! (All links to connect with me are at the bottom of this page.)
Create A Digital Resumé
If you are not a developer, this option may not be for you. Feel free to skip to the next tip.
For most of my software development career, my focus has been on python and it’s many packages available.
My front end experience was minimal and more along the lines of fixing others’ code or adding to a project that was already created.
But in October 2022, I decided to start a Web Dev Bootcamp so I could support the team I was leading. Eventually it got to a part where I was learning how to build a digital portfolio – i.e. building digital resumés!
It took me a while to find a template I was happy with (at least for the most part), a decent amount of time to fix the template’s broken items, tweak as I needed, and everything else …
But I’m proud of my digital resumé!
And while there’s still more I’d like to do, this has given me an invaluable option to provide on the fly when I’m trying to find a job, when people message me on LinkedIn, or I meet someone “in the wild”.
Not only have I gained additional confidence in my skills …
You can put it on your LinkedIn profile FOR FREE!
Even if you don’t have a domain to host it on.
And if someone “needs” a regular old-fashioned one?
You can still direct them to your site and link to it from there. (Mine is in the “About Me” section.)
Find A Job By Improving Your Skills
While you can pay minimal investment into your education through sites like Udemy, did you know there are plenty of places you can learn with NO financial investment at all?
If you live in America and have a library card, you can access LinkedIn Learning for free.
Learn how here.
Unemployment Online Learning Resources
Another option (at least as an American) is to leverage your unemployment office tools.
This system has a partnership with a few different online learning resources.
You can access them after logging in and going here.
There’s a lot of options there, with a large range of topics. Even content unrelated to a job!
I know it can be stressful to find a job.
There’s a lot out there, and it can be even harder when you are unable to get an interview.
Keep your head up.
I believe in you!
And remember – there are so many opportunities for support out there.
Make connections with recruiters, even if they don’t hire you.
Furthermore, ask friends who are hiring managers to take a look at your resume and get feedback.
And connect with me on LinkedIn!
I would love to know other tips and tricks you’d like to share on this topic.