Now is the BEST time to prepare for your future!

Here are a few things you can do:

 UPSKILL

This is the perfect time to improve your marketability. Read job postings carefully to make sure you have the qualifications to get your dream job. Take courses to gain certifications that will enhance your skills. If you are looking for project manager jobs, invest in a PMP certification. If you are seeking technology-based jobs, take the latest tech courses to make sure your skills are up to date. Remember to add new skills and certifications to your resume and LinkedIn profile.

EMBRACE ONLINE NETWORKING

Look for professional groups to join on LinkedIn and Facebook. Both platforms offer a wide range of groups for every profession. Post relevant articles and share important information to keep yourself visible. Post frequently and always look for content that will increase your credibility and grow your professional network.

ENHANCE YOUR MARKETING TOOLS

Every job seeker must have a few key tools to market themselves. These include a powerful LinkedIn profile, an updated and optimized resume, and a compelling cover letter. Make sure that your LinkedIn profile and other social media platforms reflect the professional image you want to project. Take a hard look at your resume and cover letter to see if they will stand out from the competition. Will a recruiter quickly understand how you can provide value to their organization? Or will they be turned off by too much unnecessary information? Ask an unbiased person to review your resume with an objective point of view so that you can make improvements now.

Your competition is hard at work trying to get noticed.  Now is the best time to prepare for your next job.