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3 Tips for a Successful Spring Job Search

Posted March 31, 2014 by Jill Vived in Career Moves

Spring-cleaning on your mind, Career Girl?  As you begin dusting the nooks and crannies around the house, also consider dusting off your approach to your winter job search.  Just as the trees are sprouting new shoots, it’s time for a fresh job search strategy.

Here are three tips for a successful spring job search:

  1. Be aggressive. April and May are some of the best times to be looking for a new job. Network hard, pay attention to job boards, and update your LinkedIn profile and any other online job profiles you use. You ideally want to get settled in a new job before the summer months roll around and hiring managers begin taking vacation.
  2. Network hard. Yes, we said it once already and we are going to say it again: network hard. Join networking groups in your industry and attend all the events you can. Are you an aspiring young professional? Join these groups too. Start reaching out to your LinkedIn network and schedule coffee or drinks with anyone you haven’t connected with in a while. Now is not the time to be shy, so get out there and make connections, Career Girl!
  3. Stay positive. It can be easy to get down during your job search if you don’t find the right thing right away, but you really must not let this happen. Find a mentor or friend you can talk to to help you through the down times. There will likely be down times but you must push through them and remain upbeat; nothing says “don’t hire me” more than a negative attitude.

A job search can be tough, there’s no doubt about it. But if you want a new job before next fall, now is the time to seize the day. Once summer rolls around, your job search is likely to take a hiatus, leaving you only those few short months of fall before holiday season takes over.

Carpe diem. Happy hunting, Career Girls!

About the Author

Jill Vived

Jill Vived is a freelance writer and marketing communications professional currently working as the Director of Marketing for Vivalta, Inc., a recruiting firm specializing in placing finance and accounting professionals in Denver and San Francisco she co-owns with her husband. Working in the search industry has given Jill a distinct perspective on careers and job search that she is excited to share with Career Girls everywhere. When she is not reading up on everything marketing, branding, and career related, Jill spends her time chasing around her two young children, dreaming up DIY crafts, and enjoying the great outdoors.