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Job Search Tips (Part 7): 5 tips to finding a job in the new year

In this week’s video, we’re gonna go over 5 tips on landing a job in the New Year. That’s coming up! Hey guys, I’m Kim with Snagajob, your number one source for hourly jobs and welcome to our weekly advice show. Happy New Year! Now is the perfect time to refresh your job search and really hit the ground running. Finding a new job probably made it on your list of resolutions anyway. Check out these 5 tips to make sure that this is the year that you get hired. First, reflect. No matter how successful you were during last year’s job search, think about what worked and what didn’t. Try to find any lessons that you can use in this new year. Did you prepare for the interviews? Did you forgot to use spell check? Going over your past mistakes can make a huge impact on your job search going forward. Second, follow up. All last year we really encouraged you to follow up, and this year is no different. This is a super easy way to really stand out among other applicants. Be sure to check the job posting to make sure the employer requests that you don’t reach out. But if you’re in the clear, wait 3-5 days, and then call, email, or go in person to ask about the status of the application. Who knows? You might even land an on the spot interview! Third, reach out to your job search coach. What do you think I’m here for? To help with your job search. If you have any questions, we have insider tips and expert advice straight from our employers. You can reach out to us on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. And don’t forgot to check out our blog at Fourth, prepare for all common job interview questions. Some job seekers think they can just wing it in a job interview. And that is a big no-no. You should be ready to answer so you really don’t come across as unprepared to the interviewer. And just to help you out, we’ve put together videos on how you should and shouldn’t answer common job interview questions. Fifth, do a mock interview. While preparing is so important, there is nothing more beneficial than actual practice. Doing a mock interview with a trusted friend or family member can help really calm your nerves before the big day and show you what you may need to work on before the event. Maybe you say um a lot or twirl your hair. Catching these things early will help make sure you nail your job interview. So what are you waiting for? Make this year your year to land a new job. So thanks for joining us today. If you like this video, please let us know, so we know to keep making videos like this. And if you have any questions about your job search, ask below and we’ll be sure to get back to you. Now don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel by clicking that button right there and you’ll get a new job search video every week. And if you’re ready to get your job search started, click the button down there and we’ll fill your inbox full of job opportunities in your area. Bye!

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