If you’re in the market for a new job, you’re in luck. More than anytime in the past few decades, workers are finding they have an unexpected leverage boost in today’s job market. But even though the opportunities are out there, finding the right ones can be a challenge, often taking countless hours and mental energy.
At One Tech Engineering in Minnesota, our technical and engineering recruiters work with employees and firms to help connect the right people with the right opportunities. In this post, we’re counting down some of the top ways you can help increase your odds of finding and landing the job you want.
1. Proofread Your Resume and Cover Letter.
You’d be surprised at how many resumes make it to a human resources desk filled with glaring errors. Even if you feel fairly confident about your editing and proofreading skills, it’s worth it to run your content through an editing program like Grammarly.
Even better, spend the cash to have a professional look over your resume. Since editing software operates by algorithms, it can pay off to have an expert take a look. They’ll also be able to recommend stronger language and other changes.
2. Eliminate Resume Bulk.
Don’t make the mistake of overfilling your resume in an effort to include everything in your work and education history. Employers don’t need every little detail. They’re looking for the key highlights that show you’re the most impressive hire for the job. Your resume should also be scannable and easy to read.
Leave off all of the early work history items that don’t add much value to your resume. And instead of listing every single responsibility you performed in a job, focus on top accomplishments and any details that show you fit the job listing. Finally, you can forget about adding an objective, since all of that information should be covered in your cover letter anyway.
3. Elevate Your LinkedIn Page.
More employers are beginning to use LinkedIn for recruitment, and your page needs to be ready. Just like your resume, keep your LinkedIn clean and professional-looking. There’s no need to say you’re looking for work. Instead, polish your LinkedIn summary to reflect your unique skill set and career focus.
Once you’ve got your LinkedIn looking recruitment-ready, join groups to build your network of connections. You can also publish content on LinkedIn, which can be a great way to show off what you do and why you stand out in your field.
Technical and Engineering Staffing Minnesota
Are you ready to take advantage of the new job market? Contact One Tech’s technical and engineering recruiters at 952.884.9199, or connect with us online to learn more about our technical drafting jobs and recruiting.