Get a new or better job

It’s not surprising that one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to “Get a new or better job.” Whether you want to start working, are searching for a new job to advance your career, or even if you aren’t sure what to do next. A lot of us have been there. Just going through the motions and wishing for something better. Change is hard, but, not making a change is hard too.

Fortunately, the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey shows a positive trend in U.S. hiring plans for Quarter 1 of 2015. With employment opportunities increasing, it’s a good time to look for a new or better job. But how do you set yourself apart from other applicants? In our Get a New or Better Job series, I will explore all aspects of the job search including finding opportunities, the application process, interviewing tips, and communication techniques. Many real or perceived barriers may be standing in the way of you and your employment goals, but, job search tools and techniques don’t have to be some of them.

Let’s not kid ourselves; job searching can be time consuming, challenging, and at times discouraging. My goal is to discuss some important aspects of job searching in 2015 with the hopes of leaving you informed, prepared, and optimistic for the future.

Furthermore, out of 168 hours in a week, about ¼ of them are spent at work for full-time workers. This means each year we spend about 2,080 hours at work. I don’t know about you but I want to love what I do, where I do it and the people I’m surrounded by when doing it. Shouldn’t that be an option for everyone? I certainly think so. So let me help you make the change you want and deserve.