Advice For Getting Your Career Back On Track

Spectrum Staffing is one of the top recruitment agencies in NJ and through our years of working one-on-one with job seekers, we have been able to serve as a valuable resource for those in the midst of turning points in their careers. From reentering the workforce after an extended hiatus to recovering from being let go to making an overall career change, there are many reasons why job seekers may not know what to do to get themselves where they want to be professionally.

Get Your Career Back on Track!

 Develop a Strategy

Before you can get back on track, you have to define what that truly means to you. Clarify what types of roles, companies, etc. you would like to pursue. Then, you will be able to develop a strategy in which you focus on pursuing positions that align with your goals. However, it’s also important to be flexible in your strategy and be open-minded to various opportunities – for example, taking on contract work rather than only considering full-time positions may not be your ultimate end goal, but can help you progress toward it by boosting your resume.

 Freshen Up Your Materials

Get your resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and any other job search materials in top condition as you dive into getting your career where you want it to be. Tweak your materials to highlight the skills that align with the positions you’re pursuing. Place an emphasis on what results you have achieved to stand out and show that you have what it takes to succeed.

 Network with Contacts

No matter the professional situation, one of the most effective ways for a job seeker to land a new opportunity is through networking. Reach out to people you know, both in professional and personal contexts, and let them know you are job searching and would be appreciative of any leads or advice. Networking with your contacts can help you learn about positions you wouldn’t have found on your own, get your application directly in front of the hiring manager, or simply provide you with much-needed support.

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Commit to a Routine

As much as being qualified and properly representing yourself as a candidate matters in your job search, timing also plays a major role. If you want to get your career back on track, commit to a regular job search routine. Don’t just look for leads or apply when you’re in the mood – set specific days and/or times for different aspects of your job search and stick to it. This ensures that you are consistently putting yourself out there to hiring managers and increases the chances that they will notice you in time.

 Gain Fresh Experience or Skills

If you’ve been out of the workforce or want to take your career in a completely new direction, it’s crucial to show hiring managers recent examples of fresh and relevant experience or skills, so they feel comfortable taking a chance on you. Ways to gain new experience or skills include taking continuing education courses, earning new certifications, or working temporary jobs.

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As one of the most experienced recruitment agencies in NJ, Spectrum has been matching candidates with the available jobs from our clients for more than 25 years. Get started today – search our current available positions.