Ringing in the New Year means a lot of things to a lot of people. Many will set New Year’s resolutions and most of will be abandoned by February. Rather than challenging yourself with these typical resolutions consider your job search for the New Year. This is a perfect time to reconsider what you’ve been doing and make changes as we head into 2014. As we celebrate the beginning of a new year, take a look at your career and job search goals and what changes you can make for 2014.

  • What were your goals in 2013? The best way to determine where you are going is to look at where you have been. What kind of goals did you set for yourself this past year? How did they work? Now would be a good time to review what you did and how you can make changes to make your job search more effective after the first of the year.
  • Reassess your accomplishments. Updating your resume is about more than just your skills and experience. Look at your accomplishments and determine the best way to show potential employers what you can do for their company. This is a perfect time to brag about the things you’ve accomplished in your career.
  • Be realistic with your goals. If you are looking for a complete career change, it might not be feasible to simply jump from one job to another. If you are looking for another position with the skills and experience you already possess there are some things you can do to make your background stand out to potential employers. Think about your goals and what small steps you can take to make big changes in your job hunt for next year.
  • Embrace your ability to be flexible. Nothing will ever go exactly as you have planned it in your mind. It is important to be able to roll with the punches throughout your job search so that you keep all of the possibilities open for the future. When things come your way, think about how they can help or hinder your search and act accordingly.

Are you ready to jump start your job search for 2014? If you are looking for employment agencies in Tampa, contact us today.

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