Whether you just lost your job or have been out of work for months, the odds are good that you’re desperate to find new employment. While unemployment is almost always stressful, the good news is there are ways to find a job quickly. Here are some of American StaffCorp’s tips for landing a position in 30 days or less:
Focus on One Skill to Improve
Looking to land a position in a different field? If you, you might be thinking your chances would be greater if you could expand your skillset. While you probably can’t pick up all the desired skills for the new role in just 30 days, you can definitely improve your qualifications in one area. Think about picking up a book on the topic or signing up for an online course. Many of these classes are free and can be completed in just a few short weeks.
Set Up Informational Interviews
Once you’ve improved your skills, consider setting up some informational interviews. Unlike traditional interviews, informational interviews aren’t designed to score you a job. Instead, the goal is to learn more about a given field while making valuable connections. If you’re unsure where to start, look to your LinkedIn contacts or check out connections of friends (and friends of friends) on Facebook. For best results, choose at least three people who work in your industry and email or call them asking when you can have a quick meeting.
Hit the Boards
If one of your informational interviews doesn’t give you a lead on a position, it’s time to hit the job boards. Sites like Monster, Indeed, and even Craigslist let you search by various criteria, including job title and location, as well as keywords and phrases. Additionally, you can do a Google search to find niche job boards in your industry of choice, or contact a staffing company to speak to a recruiter.
Find Your Next Job With Help From American StaffCorp
At American StaffCorp, solving the search isn’t just a job for us – it’s also a passion. To find out how we can help, call today or schedule a staffing consultation online. We look forward to becoming your job search partner.