You're in luck if you’re in the market for a new job! More than any time in the past few decades, workers are finding they have an unexpected leverage boost in today’s job market. 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 Staffing 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. Utilize the Right Websites
Job hunting can feel like a waste of time when you’ve been scouring the Internet looking at company websites that don’t tell you anything about employment opportunities. Instead of blaming the companies, search smarter.
Refine your search to the particular job sites or recruiter sites that cater to your employment interests. Obviously, One Tech supports technical and engineering job seekers and helps them build relationships with engineering firms, manufacturing companies, construction groups, and more.
But there are other websites that filter for your specific career types, too, that we recommend:
● Indeed is a good source when job searching because of its size, high volume of industries you can filter through, and constant update frequency. It’s free for job seekers to use, provides company reviews and salary details, and even has filters for different lifestyle goals, like schedule flexibility or work-from-home options.
● ZipRecruiter is a highly efficient resource for finding and applying for jobs. With millions of jobs posted, easy searching capabilities, and a streamlined process for uploading your resume and applying for any position, you’ll be able to apply for dozens of jobs in the time it used to take you to find just one!
● Glassdoor has been gaining traction among job seekers because of how clearly it displays job listings and information about the company’s culture, CEO, salary, and benefits simultaneously. Do watch out for biased reviews, but the site is helpful for people doing their research about the companies they want to work for.
2. Elevate Your LinkedIn Page
More employers are using LinkedIn for recruitment and networking, so your profile page needs to be ready. Just like your resume, keep your LinkedIn profile 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 profile 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.
If you do find an employer you’re interested in working with, message them with a question and let them know you’d like to learn more about their company. Then let your polished LinkedIn profile do the talking!
3. Proofread Your Resume and Cover Letter
Once you’ve found a few possible job opportunities, either through your career website search or LinkedIn, double-check that your resume and cover letter are ready to send out. You’d be surprised at how many resumes make it to a human resources desk filled with glaring errors or outdated info.
Even if you feel fairly confident about your editing and proofreading skills, running your resume and cover letter through an editing program like Grammarly is worth it. Tailoring your cover letter to the position and company you’re applying to is also important. Use our quick how-to write a good cover letter article as a guide.
If you can, spend the cash to have a professional look over your resume and cover letter. 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, tighter formats, clearer organization, and other helpful changes.
4. 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. 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.
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.