According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American will change jobs 10-15 times over the course of their working life. That’s a new job, every 5 years. In part 1 of this post, we offer 3 important steps to help you you take the next step in your career. In this post, we share more tips to help you make a change for the better. For part 1, click here.
It’s not about you. There was a time when a job seeker had 1 resume which he or she sent to every prospective employer. These days, however, it is not only possible for you to customize your resume to meet the requirements of each job, it is imperative. Employers are not looking to see how impressive you are; they want to know if you can do the job. And don’t forget to give your cover letter the same custom treatment. A cover letter can set you apart and tell your story in a way a resume or social media profile cannot.
Get professional help. There is an old saying “sometimes, you have to spend money to make money.” That is, to make yourself more marketable, you may need to consider investing in additional education or professional services like resume-writing assistance and a professional headshot. But, if you want to do better than the 3 percent raise the average worker receives, you may need to spend some money up front. But, with the right skills and credentials as well as the proper job search strategies in place, it will be worth it.
Looking for more help and ideas on how to advance your career? Join us on June 20, from 5:00-8:00 pm, for Hire Ed, an education and career even. Learn how you can get the skills and knowledge you need to make a change for the better. For more information, contact an Admissions Counselor at 617-989-4300. Or register here: wit.edu/hire-ed