How to Jump Start Your Job Search in One Week

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Friday: Clean Up Your Online Presence

Before pressing "pause" on your job search for the weekend, spend some time cleaning up your social media profiles. Considering nearly half (48 percent) of hiring managers who screen candidates via social networks said they've found information that caused them not to hire a candidate, according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, you can't afford to let your social media profiles get messy.

So, what social media content turned employers off the most according to the survey?

  • Provocative or inappropriate photos (46 percent)
  • Information about candidate drinking or using drugs (40 percent)
  • Candidate bad-mouthed previous company or fellow employees (34 percent)
  • Poor communication skills (30 percent)
  • Discriminatory comments related to race, religion, gender, etc. (29 percent)

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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