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With the New Year here, many people have made their resolutions and set new goals for themselves. For some of those people, a major goal is to get a new job. Job searching can be a very long process, but with dedication and patience you are sure to be successful.

When looking for a new job the first thing you need is to have an updated resume. Dust it off and polish it up to make it match who you are and highlight your strengths. Also, think about everything you have learned and accomplished since the last time you updated it. Different responsibilities that you were given at work, or just skills you have developed along the way should be added. Take one final look over it and ensure that there are no typos or grammatical errors. Once it is perfect, you will have completed the first leg in getting started with your job search.

LinkedIn is a major tool that helps with the success of finding new job opportunities. If you aren’t already signed up for this business professional social media platform, you should really consider it. LinkedIn is a great way to network and reach out to many professionals of all statuses-from entry level to CEO’s. It gives you the opportunity to follow the companies that you are interested in as well as their employees and what they are doing professionally. So if you already have an account, make sure your profile is up-to-date and polished just like your resume, and if you don’t, go create one right now!

One of the most important things to remember during the job searching process is that you are not alone. There are people who are willing to help- from your colleagues, friends, and even your boss. You may need references, advice, or just plain support so don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for their help.

Sometimes finding the perfect job can take some time. Hang in there and stay positive and persistent. Your perfect job will come at the perfect time. Good Luck!

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