The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are starting to turn, but what does that have to do with your job search strategy? It turns out, pumpkin spice season also happens to be a popular time for hiring. So if you’re on the hunt for a job this fall, polish up your resume and follow these tips to find success.
Treat your job search as a fresh start
Just like back to school, the fall is a time for a fresh career start. Think about all of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and let that energy empower your search. Every day presents a new possibility, so resolve to put forth your best effort until your hard work pays off.
Update your resume
Now is the time to refine and declutter your resume. There’s no need to hold on to that old summer job or the camp counselor gig you had in high school. If something on your resume isn’t relevant to the position you’re applying for, take it off. And don’t forget to highlight other professional experience you have outside of work like teaching a seminar or joining a professional organization.
Identify your targets
Are you looking for jobs in a specific area or field? Make that clear to hiring managers. Write a statement for the top of your resume that summarizes what you’re looking for and who you want to be. Once you home in on your target companies, contact them directly. Keep track of all the prospects and make sure to follow up and take the necessary next steps.
What are you doing to re-focus your job search this fall? GetFive can help with resume writing, networking, cover letters, and more.