We know searching for a job can be frustrating and difficult at times – so we’re here to help! Here are a few tips to ensure success in your hunt for your next project.
HIGHLIGHT YOUR SUCCESSES
We want to know just how big of an asset you are! Include the most impressive achievements from all of your past roles on your resume – not just a generic job description. Worked on a big client? Saved the company tons of money? We want to hear about it!
EXPAND YOUR NETWORK
Recruiters can help you find opportunities you might not normally come across. You can also expand your network by connecting with people who share similar interests or career paths; talking to employees of companies you are interested in partnering with; and participating in Slack channels and Meet Up groups.
If you have recruiters reaching out to you about new opportunities, take the time to thank them for their interest. Even if you’re not currently looking, you never know when you’ll be on the hunt for your next opportunity.
FOLLOW THROUGH ON NEXT STEPS
We are here to help you! We’d love to get to know you and your career goals – schedule those interviews. Without speaking with you about your background and expectations for your next opportunity, we won’t know if our client or project will be in alignment.
KEEP US UPDATED
No longer on the market? Picked up a new skill? Looking for part time vs full time? Let us know! We want to have the most up to date information about your search.
ATTEND JOB FAIRS
There are more and more virtual job fairs happening now, so take advantage of these opportunities! Groups like Women in Technology and Handshake hold virtual job fairs, and you can search sites like Eventbrite and Dice for online career fairs.
UTILIZE SOCIAL MEDIA
If you’re not on LinkedIn, you’re not accessing hundreds of potential job opportunities and employers. Even sites like Facebook have a job search function. Create a professional account on Instagram and create relevant content to what you do – photos and videos of you working, advice you have about tech subjects, etc. Follow companies you want to work for on social sites and interact with them. Engagement is the key!
TALIMER IS A GREAT RESOURCE
Talimer continually has new jobs and new companies we’re working with, so stay on top of all of our opportunities! Register to be on our roster. Sign up for our Freelancer Newsletter. Follow us on social media (see below). We can match you to the projects and jobs that fit your skills and experience, and help you earn the rate you deserve!