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Finding a job can feel like it takes a lot of luck, but the truth is luck plays only a small role in job hunting. Moreover, candidates tend to do better when they focus on quality rather than quantity when sending out applications. Here are some more tips for upgrading your job search in 2018, courtesy of Accurate Personnel:

A Strong Plan of Action

Whether you’re just starting your job search or have been looking for a new role for a while, it’s important to have a plan in place. Be sure to consider all the tasks you’ll have to perform on a regular basis, including crafting resumes, checking job boards and prepping for interviews.

An Effective, Personalized Resume

When was the last time you took a good, long look at your resume? The strongest candidates take time to craft targeted, focused resumes for the jobs they want. Pay attention to the words used in the job ad and include at least a few in your resume and cover letter. Create a list of bullet points that demonstrate your skills. Incorporate a strong action verb to start those bullet points and incorporate some of the information from the job description.

A Targeted List of Companies

Do you have a bad habit of sending your resume to every job listing on Monster? If so, you might not be getting very many hits. For best results, apply to those companies that are in search of your qualifications. (Don’t worry if you’re missing one or two – no candidate is liable to match a company’s entire wish list!)

A Strong Network

One of the best ways to give your job search a boost is to turn to your network for help. From friends and family members to former co-workers and connections, there are plenty of people out there who might be able to help you find a job. Remember, many job openings are never advertised, so hit up your pals to hear about opportunities that don’t make it to the boards.

Help from a Staffing Agency

If you’re not using a staffing agency, you might be missing out on some of the best jobs in your industry. Companies like work hand in hand with job candidates to help them locate the best temporary, part-time and full-time opportunities. That means you won’t be expected to interview for jobs that don’t match your goals or skill set. Since companies trust Accurate to provide them with top candidates, you have a better shot at getting hired. To learn more about our recruitment services, call our office today or search our available jobs online.

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