No matter where you are in your career, whether just starting out or reaching for retirement, the prospect of job hunting is always daunting. Does my resumé follow the latest best practices for layout and design? Is my cover letter the right mix of persuasive and informative, with absolutely zero typos? Do I have all the skills and information I’ll need to knock my first interview out of the park? These thoughts and more will race through your head every time you submit an application to a hiring manager for a new position–and you’ll likely have to submit quite a few applications. Yes, it can be time-consuming and stressful to find a new job, to say the least. And yet, if you’ve got bills to pay and need a steady paycheck, it must be done.
Luckily, because most of us go through this painful but necessary experience at one point or another, there’s a wealth of information out there to help you land your dream gig. Currently unemployed or simply ready to make your next career move? Browse the articles below for pro tips on each aspect of the search. You’ll get the scoop on the most popular ways to learn about new opportunities these days (hint: if you’re not on LinkedIn, you’re missing out on valuable networking). You will also get guidance from experts on how to nail your resume, cover letter, and interview. Last but not least, you’ll discover advice on what benefits your new employer should offer, aside from a good salary.
- Get It: The Best Modern Job Hunting Methods
- The Tao of Interviewing: 12+ Tips to Help You Land the Job
- How to Master Any Job Interview Within Minutes
- What to Look for in a New Job (Hint: Not Just Salary)
- What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018 (via Time.com)
- 8 Tips for Writing a Standout Cover Letter (via NerdWallet.com)