Job SearchLooking for a job is a full time job. This is a process you want to put your best efforts into because hopefully you will spend a significant amount of time working with the company you choose.

Here a few ways to make your life a little easier when going through the process.

Set Your Goals

Really think about what you are looking for and where you want to be.  Do research on opportunities by reading job descriptions and searching companies on social media in order to find a match.

Use Search Agents

It can be a hassle to look up jobs day after day and continuously search for new openings.  Once you have figured out what you are looking for and where you want to be, set up search agents on company’s job boards.  Search agents allow you to set your job preferences (I.e. location, field, part time or full time) and receive notifications when a new job is posted based on those preferences.

Customize your Resume and Cover Letters

Pulling from past experience, think about what makes you valuable.  Be specific and use the job postings as a reference point for customizing your resume.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Two eyes are better than one, so be sure to ask a few friends to take a look at your resume and cover letter.  Ask them to check for spelling, grammar and skill set, while referencing the job posting.

Get Organized

It can get a little confusing when applying for a million different jobs.  Using simple tools like excel spreadsheets, a dedicated email just for job searching, specific folders on your computer, or Google Drive to help track your progress.

Speed is Key

Weekends are a great time to be job searching, it will ensure that you are the first thing recruiters get in their inbox on Monday morning.

Speaking of inboxes, make sure to check your email on a regular basis and respond to emails in a timely manner.  In the time it takes for you to respond, they could have hired someone else.


Landing that dream job is all about setting yourself apart from the crowd.  It can be a competitive world out there, but if you put time and effort into your job search it will be noticed by recruiters.