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Job hunting can be scary at times, especially in the beginning. You know you are traversing in unknown waters, and figuring out exactly what employers want often remains a mystery as you continue to apply. However, with a few simple tricks and tips, you can stay on top of your job hunt and ensure that you are maximizing your time well – here are some ways to get started:

1) Create a strategy

The first step in maximizing your job search? Strategize! It might seem tempting to apply blind and for everything within sight, but that will not yield the results you want. Our team is well-versed in developing strategies that utilize your talent and skills, while helping you stay competitive in the job market. We can help you narrow down what industries and sectors you are interested in, and help you develop job search techniques to ensure you are utilizing your time well.

2) Keep a record of where you have applied

If you are applying in large quantities, keeping track of where you have applied is often the difficult part. It can get even more challenging if you are contacted for interviews…but are not quite sure when you applied. To keep things simple, start keeping a record of where you apply. You can make a spreadsheet with information such as the organization, position, and the position description or keep a Word doc with these notes to make life easier. Make sure to store job descriptions for successful applications in one of these documents, as that will be integral in helping you prepare for interviews.

3) Look for tools and resources to help you keep organized

If you still feel like you are unable to crack the job search effort well – why not ask for help? There are plenty of resources and tools available that can help you stay on track and keep you motivated. We offer plenty of support in this realm and can provide advice, help you prepare for different scenarios (i.e. interview preps, salary negotiation skills) as well as help you identify where your job applications can be improved by working with you on your cover letter and resumes. 

Finding the right position can definitely be a challenge, but with patience and determination, you are bound to find a job that is right for you. To learn more about how our team helps match the right talent to the right company, please contact us today or browse our job board below!

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Who is NEXTAFF? We are locally owned and operated staffing offices devoted to our communities, clients, and candidates throughout the United States. For more job tips and ideas, contact us. We are always hiring, so if you or someone you know is looking for work, check out our job board below and apply today! We are able to service all your staffing agency needs with local staffing offices in Sacramento-CA, Sonoma County-CA, Des Moines-IA, Raleigh-NC, Shawnee-KS, Topeka-KS, Detroit-MI, Kansas City-MO, Gulf Coast-MS, Phoenix-AZ, Miami-FL, and Harrisburg-PA.