Whether you are thinking about finding a new job or career, the start of a new year is a good time to begin your search. Making a career change ranks high on many people’s lists of New Year’s resolutions. Over the last few years, statistics show a large spike in candidates searching on online job boards, contacting executive search agencies, and applying for new positions during this time period. The good news for job seekers is that many people are planning to leave their current positions, which in turn creates a good number of openings. Many companies will be searching for new talent to fill these vacant slots and that creates a booming job mark, especially in Manufacturing facilities, such as the Pharmaceutical industry. Millennials are now the largest generation in the workplace, and evidence suggests that they get “job restless” if they are feeling undervalued, or under-challenged. Whether you are part of this demographic or not, that rings true whether you are a Manufacturing Plant Manager, or a Forklift Operator. Below are some tips that should help you land a great new job in the New Year:
Don’t make the mistake of under preparing or under-estimating the amount of time and energy a true job search takes. Do your research when applying for jobs and demonstrate a real interest of the employer. Executive recruiters will trust working with you even more if you take the initiative to learn what the company does without being told to do so.
Establish an email account that is professional and can handle large files. If you have been using your nickname @ AOL, it’s time to set up a Gmail or similar large email account with your real name. Make sure you name your resume with your actual name, not “my resume.” You would be shocked how many job seekers don’t do this and then wonder why they never hear back on a job they seem qualified for.
Always be ready. Do not pick up the phone if you are half asleep or at a loud social gathering. Instead, let the call go to your professional voice mailbox and then call the executive recruiter back when you are properly prepared and in a quiet area with strong cell phone reception.
Keep up your positive attitude, energy, and determination. Job searching can be a very humbling experience, and a positive attitude always plays well with executive recruiters and the companies they represent.
There is a great deal of movement and opportunity on the horizon, and if you follow these tips, you can land that great new job in 2019!