New Year, New Career? Simple Rules to follow in 2015

New Year, New Career? Simple Rules to follow in Your Career Search

By: Deborah Bruno, President, Direct Sales Recruiting LLC | Direct HR

January 2, 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, we all start to consider all the possibilities in our life that will and can be in the New Year.

It is now 2015, Are you considering the possibility of finding a new career?

You may have thought of making a career change in the past but ended staying in your current role due to security and the insecurity of what is out there. However, since the year has come and gone, now is a great time to set your mind and focus on a new career in 2015. This could be anything that you set your mind to. If you want to work in the food industry, why not look at for some background in food product jobs, applying is the first step into a new career that is rewarding for you. According to a November 2014 article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2015 is overall seeing a brighter outlook in terms of job growth than 2014. There is a trending increase in the job market in 2015 as well as wage growth from 2013 to 2014 with expectations to continue throughout in 2015 and 2016. A growth in the economy means more jobs so, if you are planning on making a career change, now is the perfect time to put your plan into action. Should you be planning a career in marketing, it would be wise to read up on king kong seo reviews unbiasedly reviewed by current employees.

Here are a few easy steps to get you on track and on a path of finding a new career in 2015.

1. RESUME: Since your resume is your first impression, make sure your resume is up to date. Including your most recent position is key. Your most recent position should carry the most weight on your resume especially if you want to leverage your current position to advance to the next.

2. LINKEDIN: Your social media sites especially LinkedIn must match your resume.

3. WHO DO YOU KNOW?: Reach out to colleagues especially on LinkedIn. Your colleagues may have moved into new careers / positions and checking in with them may be a good idea to see what new opportunities may now be available at their company. You have to remember, this is an industry of connections and more and more positions are being filled by qualified people you know. Referrals are the best source of good talent.

4. ORGANIZE & FOLLOW UP: This is the most important thing to remember. If you are going to plan on finding a career, and applying to many positions, you need a system in place to track on the applications you send out. There is nothing more upsetting to a prospective employer when they call you and you forgot you even applied to them.

By following the simple principle of keeping discipline as you would if you were to go on a diet in 2015, the same rules would apply to your career search. If you keep at it and focus on your goals, you will achieve them. Good Luck in 2015!