Spring Clean Your Job Search

Posted: 04.14.2022
Spring is in the air! With the warm weather approaching, it’s time to do some cleaning – cleaning up your job search that is!

It’s the perfect time of year to do some routine maintenance on things like your resume, LinkedIn profile, or social media. So in this article, we offer some tips on how you can do that!

1. Tidy up your resume.
Even if you aren’t searching for another job, cleaning up your resume is a great way to make sure the information on your resume stays the most up-to-date as possible. Whether you learned a new skill, picked up a volunteer opportunity, or completed a new course – ensure to put it on your resume!

2. Update your LinkedIn.
The same goes for your LinkedIn profile – ensure you make the same changes you did with your resume. While you’re at it, why not change up your profile picture too! In the meantime, you can also spring clean your connections on LinkedIn. You may need to find new ways of maintaining a connection with some people in your network. It’s also the perfect time to make new connections as well!

3. Clean up your social profiles.
It’s always a good idea to routine checks on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Privacy settings are always changing on these apps, so you want to ensure you stay up to date on what changes were made and adjust your profiles accordingly. There’s nothing wrong with having social media profiles, but you’ll always want to err on the side of caution when it comes to making it public.

4. Revamp your interview techniques.
With virtual interviews becoming more popular since the COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn’t hurt to go over some interview techniques even if you aren’t currently looking for a job. Are you familiar with platforms like ZOOM? Practice talking in front of your laptop, paying attention to making sure you look properly into the camera.

You can even take it a step further by practicing some interview questions. Think about how you can incorporate any new skills you’ve picked up or experience you may have had within some of these interview questions.

5. Create a calendar or schedule.
If you are planning on looking for a new job, create a plan or schedule for yourself on how you are going to achieve this goal. Write down when and how much time you want to spend searching for open positions and applying for them. This can help to create a better balance for yourself, so you aren’t stuck searching and applying for jobs all at once on the weekend.

6. Organize your workspace.
This can help you get into the right mindset. Taking the time to clean up your workspace and getting rid of loose papers, putting documents into proper folders, creating a list, and so on can help you feel more aligned.

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