The weather is warming up, which means it’s time for a new season. Spring is all about renewal, which is why spring cleaning after a long, dark winter can be such a great way to recharge your batteries. But spring cleaning isn’t just about your home; you can apply it to different aspects of your life, too. If you’ve been searching for a job in the long, cold winter months without much success, why not take this opportunity to spring clean your job hunt? Here are some positive steps for you to take:
Take a good look at your resume. If your resume isn’t inspiring you any more, why not throw it out and start from scratch? A fresh resume may be just the thing to kick-start your search. Sit down with a blank document and decide what you really want to say about your work history and the best way to feature it. You can change the layout of your information, use a different font, or decide to leave out old experience or irrelevant skills. You might even think about enlisting outside help from someone with a lot of experience with resumes. Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes can see things that you’ve missed.
Get out of the house. Springtime means more daylight hours after work during the week, which means there will be more opportunities to network and be social within your industry. The more people you meet, the better chance you have of finding out about new job opportunities. Most job openings are communicated through word of mouth before a company takes out a job listing. If you aren’t a member of a professional group yet, take the time to find a local club on LinkedIn or Meetup, or ask around your office for recommendations.
Give back. Spring also means better weather and sunnier weekends, which gives you the chance to volunteer with local organizations and charities. You can either give back by giving back with your current skill set, or you can choose to build your resume by volunteering and learning a new skill. Either way, you get something new for your resume and you give back to your community at the same time.
Looking for more ways to start fresh this spring? Consider speaking with one of our experts at Contemporary Staffing and asking for help with your job search. Having someone work with you to reach your goals is one of the best things you can do for your career, so get in touch with us today.