Strategies to land your dream job in 2018
BOSTON, MA -- Tailor your resume: Keep your formatting clean and simple. Customize and target your content - which is important for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). Highlight your resume with stats and numbers. This showcases your track record, and highlights your potential value to a company with tangible figures that show you were effective in your former role(s).
Don't give up on networking: Networking is no longer about meeting colleagues and exchanging business cards. Networking has become more of a give-and-take practice that not only helps you with your credibility in your industry, but also shows that you have a vested interest in the success of people in your personal network. When connecting on social media, it's no longer about how many contacts you have. What's most important is the amount of valuable, quality contacts you can maintain and interact with on a regular basis.
Work on your personal branding: Personal branding is your reputation in the industry and helps shape what people say and feel about you as a potential employee. It helps you build credibility and sets you apart from the competition when you're looking for your next great gig. To help define your personal brand, outline your goals, values, motivations, and passions. Think about what makes you remarkable as a candidate, and showcase this feature when you set up your social media profiles, and write your resume and cover letter.