Best Ways to Find your Next Gig!

These are hard times right now, the unemployment rate is the highest it has ever been since the depression era at 14.7%, according to ...

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These are hard times right now, the unemployment rate is the highest it has ever been since the depression era at 14.7%, according to the Washington Post. With so many people out of work, the job market will be saturated with candidates and companies will have several applications for open jobs. So, what can you do to get ahead of the others?! Here are some of the best ways to get your resume in front of the hiring manager and to secure a new job.

Use your network: According to TopResume.com, 60% of jobs are found through friends, family, former co-workers, and even people you may not know but reach out to for help! LinkedIn is the best way to utilize your network to establish valuable connections with prospective clients and colleagues. It’s best to connect with as many people as possible so you can use their 2nd connections as well.

Recruiters:  77% of Recruiters find potential candidates for open roles by reaching out to professionals via LinkedIn. Usually, recruiters and the companies they work for have direct exposure with the hiring manager and will be able to sell your background and tell the company why you’re a good fit. The other reason you should use a Recruiter is that you get your information sent to the Application Tracking System (ATS) that the company uses. These systems collect, sort, scan, and rank the resumes just based on the words in your resume and the job description, so even if you are a good fit you may be overlooked based on a simple software matching system. 

Be patient in the search. The average time it takes to find a job is around 5 months, so make sure it’s the right role for you, do your research on the company, and ask questions during the process!

Resources:

Washington Post

Top Resume

Ian Rockers

Ian Rockers

Ian Rockers is a Sr. SAP Recruiter, connecting with top, local SAP professionals daily and staying on top of current market trends and career opportunities in the Twin Cities. With years of recruiting experience prior to joining Mindset, he has always valued helping others find their dream job. What he enjoys most about his role is building relationships with SAP professionals and getting to talk them through both their personal and professional goals. Outside of work, Ian loves to travel and to experience different cultures. Although he graduated from the University of WI Eau Claire, he remains an avid MN sports fan. In fact, Ian hasn’t missed a Vikings game yet! He also loves watching and attending Wolves and Wild games.

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