How to Jump Start Your Job Search in One Week

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Monday: Do Your Homework

Just as you expect hiring managers to study your resume before the interview takes place, hiring managers expect you to do your homework on the company and the job at hand.

Know what role the position plays in contributing to the company's mission and vision (which you should also know). Find out what makes their brand different from the competition. Research the organization's latest wins so that you can reference them during the interview.

In short, know your stuff.

Start your week off by researching the companies on your wishlist. Knowing where a company has been, where it's going, and how you can help will not only impress hiring managers, but also give you a better idea of whether the job and organization are a good fit.

Finding a job is hard work and requires unflagging dedication and determination. Unfortunately, the longer the process carries on, the more drained and exhausted we become. For most, the stress of not knowing when you'll finally land a position only adds to the mountain of pressure you're facing.

At times, you may become so overwhelmed that you wonder if you'll be able to continue the search and finally reach your goal. In those moments, it's important to take a step back, reevaluate your game plan, and focus on smaller wins in the longer process.

To help you regain your confidence and inch yourself closer toward landing your dream job, Heather Huhman, writing for Glassdoor, has identified steps that you can achieve every day this week to boost your hireability.


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