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Make Sure You Are Prepared

Before you can fully immerse yourself into the job market, make sure you're prepared for your job search. Take a look at your current skills and experience, and determine whether you've developed enough in your current position to find a new job.

It's also important to make sure your personal brand is prepared for your job search. Take a look at your LinkedIn profile, online portfolio, and any additional social media accounts, and update as needed. You should also share industry-related content, maintain a professional blog, and network with professionals online as you continue your job search.

The job market in 2015 is steadily improving and finally swinging back in favor of employees who are interested in looking to advance. A new survey by Lee Hecht Harrison found that 48 percent of employees are planning to switch jobs this year – a marked improvement from previous years when workers were just happy to have a job.

Not only is 2015 the year to find a new job, but it's also a great year to earn a higher salary. Research also shows that people who leave their current jobs for a new position are more likely to earn more than those who stay in their current position.

With improving prospects for job openings and salaries, it's important for job seekers to focus on ways they can market themselves for highly sought after positions. Heather Huhman, writing for Glassdoor, has identified five tips for people looking to change jobs in 2015. Finding a new job in 2015 is going to be a goal for many professionals. By following these tips, you'll be able to change jobs and create more opportunities for your career.

 

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