How to implement those 2015 plans to find a NEW JOB.

If you ended last year with a resolution to find a new career in 2015, now is the perfect time to start planning your career goals and developing your strategy.  A recent blog post by listed ways to set those plans in action!

Goal setting may be the most important action you take in your job search—numerous studies have shown that setting goals can increase your productivity from 60 to 80 percent.

Working with a recruiter is one of the fastest and most effective ways to find a great job.

Here are some tips on setting goals with your recruiter for 2015, and setting yourself up for job search success.

Clarify your career goals– It can be frustrating for both job seekers and recruiters when the only goal you have is “get a job.” So, get specific with those goals.

Describe the specific job type you want. A clear picture of the kind of job you’re suited for will help your recruiter find the best positions—those you’re most likely to get hired for. List your target or “dream” companies.  Even if your recruiter doesn’t have jobs with those companies, your list may give them an idea of similar opportunities elsewhere.

Stay motivated– It’s easy to get discouraged when you’ve gone on two or three or five interviews in a row and you still haven’t heard those magic words: “You’re hired!” If the job hunt is stressing you out, take a break from it.  Get out of the house.  Take a walk.

Have a support network– Of course, keeping in touch with your recruiter can help you stay motivated and on target—but you should also have others you can talk to.

Combat distraction– stay focused.  Have blocks of time when you put away the mobile devices, stay away from email and Facebook, and simply focus on your job search goals.

Set up an accountability system– your recruiter will help you review your 2015 goals.  Get their input as to whether the goals are realistic.  Make adjustments if necessary.

At Key Corporate Services, our specialists are trained to turn goals into reality for candidates. Let us see what we can do for you.

From The Key Corporate Services Blog Team