As we enter into the colder part of the year and school gets into full swing, we also enter the busiest season for hiring. Now is an opportune time to upgrade your role – and your bank account.
The peak time for hiring starts in the fall and continues into the first quarter of the new year. That makes it an excellent time to take a few minutes and see if you are ready to apply for that new position, or if something is holding you back.
Customizing Your Resume
More than ever before, resumes are simple to make and customize. There are many free resume templates that can be used to jumpstart building your resume. Gather your information, modify the template to make it your own, and plug your information into it. Companies expect a professional, easy-to-read resume.
Updating Your Resume
Keeping an updated resume is always a good idea when you are preparing to apply for a new position. Having all your relevant work experience and educational credentials on hand allows you to more easily update your resume. It’s a best practice to match your resume as closely as you can with each application in order to show your most relevant experience and increase your probability of getting hired.
Get Your Foot In The Door
Don’t be afraid of short-term positions that may lead to full-time positions later. This could be a testing period where your employer determines if you have what it takes to continue indefinitely as a full-time worker. Companies also may want to hire you indirectly through a staffing firm before hiring you directly as an employee.
Getting your foot in the door allows you the best opportunity to prove your worth and at the same time make sure the company is a good fit for you.
Often when you are looking for a job as a candidate, you know companies you’d love to work for – but they’re not hiring. If you need a new job immediately, that’s a problem.
If you can wait, then you have a chance to plan for the jobs they will post in the future. You can get ahead by introducing yourself to the people there and starting to build a relationship with them. When they do have openings, that will help ensure they will take a much closer look at you when you apply.
Matching Qualified Candidates With Successful Companies
Our mission at Express Pros is to get you the right job at the right company! Get in touch with us today and take advantage of the peak hiring season this fall. We’re here to help.