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If you are looking for a new job, then it can be something that is quite frustrating and challenging. In fact, if you’re looking for a new job, while still holding down another job, then the job search can feel a bit like a full-time job in itself, especially if you don’t know where to look. But there are some proactive strategies that can help you to find a new job, and hopefully take the stress out of it a little, whether you are a brand new job-seeker, or are a seasoned professional. So here are some tips to help you to find a new job, no matter where you are in your career. 

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Be clear on what you want

One of the things that you need to decide before you begin your job search, is making sure that you take some time to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, and what you are really looking to get out of the job. Are you literally looking for anything other than your current role, or is it a pay upgrade that you’re looking for, that is still in the same job sector? Think about what things are most important to you, such as the company, the working hours, money, and flexibility. Then you can stop wasting time applying for things that you don’t really want. 

If you are looking for a new job, then it can be something that is quite frustrating and challenging. So here are some tips to help you to find a new job, no matter where you are in your career.

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Research target companies

When you know what you are looking to apply for, then it is a good idea to look into a few of the companies that have jobs in your sector and really look into what they do as companies. It can help you if you do get to the interview stage, and it will also show you what you might expect if you were to work at the company. You could even get an idea about the salary that you might be looking at, as well as the kinds of questions that you could ask them when it comes to an interview. 

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Build, cultivate, and utilize your network

For the large majority of job-seekers, having a lot of people to call on, the people that know you, and the people that want you to grow. When you use these people then it can really help you to get more job opportunities. So make sure that you network online, as well as in person, is something that is really important in your search for your next job.

“If you’ve leveraged any of the countless online job search sites and submitted your resume for a specific job, you are not alone. In fact, there are upwards of several hundred applications for each job posted on a job search site. It’s just way too easy to submit your resume even if you are only marginally qualified for the job. You need to ensure you have a killer resume and that it is relevant.  If your resume/submission is not an exact fit or is submitted after the job has been posted for a few days, you are probably wasting your time.” – 5 Tips to Help Maximize Your Job Search

If you are looking for a job in radiology, then it is a good idea to speak to anyone that you know in the healthcare profession, for example. It is also a good idea to think about using something like LinkedIn as a tool to reach out. If you know someone who works somewhere that you want to work, then it is a good idea to speak to them and see if they can speak to someone that could refer you.

It would be great to hear what works for you and what else you would add to the list.

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