Need a little help staying organized and motivated during your job search? We've compiled 6 helpful resources that will help you land your next best job. Read on to get the dish on how to find your bliss!
Last year, LinkedIn teamed up with Microsoft to bring you the LinkedIn Resume Assistant. This handy tool, available for Office 365 subscribers, helps users craft their best resume yet with personalized insights powered by LinkedIn. Using their huge database of resumes, LinkedIn's tool helps job seekers organize their resume so they can easily be discover by recruiters and find their dream job.
2. Google Drive
Keeping yourself organized can be tedious, but it's important when job searching. To keep yourself on track, we recommend using Google Drive for all of your documents. Google Drive allows you to create different folders for your resumes, cover letters, contacts, correspondence, and so on, and also allows you to share documents with those who are helping you edit and refine. It's accessible online and on mobile, and it's free with a Google account.
3. Industry Specific Blogs and Website
The best way to stay motivated and active during your search is to stay on top of breaking news and updates in your industry. Be sure to subscribe to newsletters from industry specific blogs and websites, and take time each morning to keep up with the goings-ons in your field. If you're well educated and up to date, you'll impress any interviewer with your wealth of industry specific knowledge.
4. Motivational Career Books
On top of reading your favored industry websites and blogs, we suggest going old school and picking up a few of the plethora of job search and career advice books that are available. From top minds in the hiring world come some great reads that provide valuable insight into how to find a job, the best ways to network, and how to keep your confidence and motivation at an all time high while searching. Here are a few of our recommended picks:
- What Color is Your Parachute?
- So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
- Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges
5. Alumni Groups
Alumni groups are a great way to stay connected to your alma mater, and they offer a robust network of professionals who are more than willing to help you in your career. There are plenty of ways to stay connected, from LinkedIn and Facebook groups to email newsletters and meet ups in your area. A quick Google search will lead you to your alma mater's networking group and hopefully point you in the right direction to start connecting today.
6. Job Boards
We don't mean to brag, but the CareerBliss job board is a great place to help you land your next job! We take pride in providing a wealth of opportunities for professionals in all industries with an easy to use platform. Are you ready for a happier job? You can search through more than 3 million jobs in just one tap of a button. Check out our Jobs page today and start applying!