Here are the best strategies for finding a new job this year that won’t let you down:

Job Search Through Social Media

The most effective and productive way to apply for jobs online?

Optimize your LinkedIn profile. It’s your virtual resume and cover letter combined. Why not use it? Our HR data shows that 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find the right candidate.

And that could be you!

But before you set up your profile visibility, check your online presence:

  1. Is it professional?
  2. How well does your photo represent you?
  3. Have you updated it with recent achievements and skills?
  4. What message do you want to convey to your employer?
  5. Would you hire someone like you by looking at your profile?

Ask these questions about your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram profiles.

By following your favorite companies’ social media profiles, you’re more likely to hear about opportunities that no one else has access to. Pay special attention to reels and stories. They have mass appeal, making companies post more through those channels.

Explore Job Search Websites and Apps or search for jobs on our first page.

Maybe that’s how you do your regular job search. Am I wrong?

For some time now, there has been a new job search engine: Google for Jobs, which you may have seen and used after targeting keywords. But, if you are an OG, then you are already familiar with other search engines like Indeed, Glassdoor, or Monster. If not, then go for it!

Most job search websites allow you to find jobs by sorting them by location or salary. Also, if you upload your resume and cover letter, you can use them to apply for jobs directly from the website. Some services also have app versions. So you can hit “Apply” even if you’re traveling.

But remember not to send generic resumes and cover letters. You should customize each application to the job description you are targeting.