Get That Spring Back in Your Job Seeking Step!
We saw a huge jump in our website traffic and sales after the first of the year. Folks were all excited to get that job search started and we were happy to accommodate. Now that Spring has sprung there are even more folks venturing into the job search market and looking to get their resumes in order. After all, the market is coming back nicely and companies are hiring. I’ve seen more help wanted signs around town in the last 2-3 months than I have in the previous 2-3 years. That’s a great sign.
Here’s the problem…when you get disgruntled with the long commute, or you don’t get the raise you know you deserve, or when the offices move to a new location that just doesn’t work for you, you are going to be looking for a job.
It’s an emotional time and you don’t want to have to scramble for an old resume to update. You might end up transferring your emotions to the resume with an objective that reads something like this: “To obtain a job where my skills are used effectively, I have an opportunity to learn and grow, and take a pee without my annoying boss putting a stopwatch on me”!
Hopefully you delete that line before you actually send the resume, but better you get your resume in order when you aren’t so emotional and when your role is not in jeopardy.
For those who have been looking for a bit, don’t get discouraged! You might have lost a bit of your mojo from earlier this year, but it’s spring and it’s a great time to print some resumes and hit the road to introduce yourself to some new potential employers. I’m not a tax accountant, but do yourself a favor and document all your costs and your mileage as I’m almost positive job seeking expenses are tax deductible. Hah, look at that, resume advice and tax tips!