Looking for a full-time job can be quite tedious. It may take weeks, or in some cases months before you actually land a new position. So what can you do to make the most of your time and stay positive while you’re waiting? Here are some ideas.
Find Jobs with Similar Skills
If you’re not having much luck with your current strategy, you may want to see what other jobs are out there. It doesn’t have to be in the same industry, but go ahead and apply to any other positions that you qualify for. You never know. It could end up leading to some life-changing opportunities.
Read Industry Publications and Other Educational Material
Most industries are constantly changing and new trends are emerging. You definitely want to stay knowledgeable during your job search so you’ll be prepared once you inevitably land a job. An easy way to do this is to read relevant industry publications, magazines, and blogs. Anything you can do to learn will be to your benefit.
Enhance Your Online Brand
Did you know that 92 percent of companies use social media as part of their recruiting process? You can make yourself more visible (and appealing) to recruiters by taking some time to build your online brand on social media. The first place to start is LinkedIn. Make sure you’ve filled out your profile in its entirety and included relevant skills, qualifications, interests, recommendations, etc.
Another way you can expedite your full-time job search is to be perpetually networking. Some possibilities include:
- Networking online via social media, forums, and blogs
- Joining LinkedIn Groups
- Reaching out to old contacts you haven’t talked to in a while
- Attending industry events
- Attending lectures
Just make it a point to be on the networking prowl, and opportunities should inevitably present themselves.
There’s actually a lot you can do during your job search. By maximizing your time between jobs, you can stay more productive and be fully prepared once you land a full-time position.
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