Many job seekers in the Information Technology (IT) field find themselves in the situation where they need to find a job immediately. Career-minded professionals know that having lengthy gaps between jobs on their resume will inevitably raise questions with future employers. Furthermore, there are pressing financial and family obligations, unplanned terminations, and other situations that can result in the need for a compressed timeline for a job search. There are a number of things which job seekers can do to prepare themselves for near immediate placement in their next job. Continue reading for a number of strategies which job seekers can implement to find a high-quality job in a short period of time.
Optimize your Resume
Today’s job search process is heavily influenced by the technology advances in the IT field. These advances have made recruiting and hiring a more digital process. As such, it is crucial for job applicants to optimize their material for online consumption. Keywords need to be carefully considered and incorporated into resumes, cover letters, and other job-search materials so that the documents are searchable and identifiable online. Formats should be clean, simple, and translate easily across multiple programs. Look to the job description to provide the keywords that employers are most interested in seeing in your resume.
Many employers also have programs that scan applicants’ resumes for the right words and key phrases that will help them identify candidates who are qualified for the job. Not optimizing your resume for the digital age can result in a longer job hunt because employers may not even get the chance to see your resume if it doesn’t focus on the right wording or phrases that hiring managers are most interested in seeing.
Update Your Social Network
Your LinkedIn profile is one of your most powerful job-search tools. Keeping your social network profiles up-to-date and relevant to your career is very important. Consider your LinkedIn profile to be an extension of your resume, and make sure that your material is current and using similar keywords that will help attract recruiters and employers who are looking for professionals with your unique skill set. For a quick turnaround when you are looking for a job, do what you can to continuously update and maintain an accurate digital presence so that your profile is working for you, even when you are not actively looking for a job.
Partner with a Recruiter
Recruiters are a job hunter’s best friend. They are your top resource for finding a job quickly and efficiently, as they have industry connections with tech employers and companies who are looking to hire IT professionals today. They have a complete understanding of the industry and how your unique qualifications translate to the job market. Working with a recruiter can provide the support and career advice you need to make valuable connections with employers looking to hire.
If you are looking for help finding your next IT job opportunity quickly and efficiently, consider working with a recruiter at Search Services(contact us). Our team of industry-savvy career advisors is available to help you connect with employers today, so call now!