Have you ever looked at something you’ve had for a really long time and thought to yourself, “What was I thinking?”
Over the last two and a half years I’ve been focusing on other things and other clients. This means that my company’s online sites such as Twitter, Facebook and the website have been pushed to the side, but that is about to change! I have created a “Business To-Do List” for my own company but I think those people who are looking for a new job and need some help knowing were to start can benefit from it as well:
1. Fix the business website-
Business- I have been working with one of my friends who have worked on projects with in the past to fix my website. He is amazing and does some remarkable work.
Personal- For the person who is looking for a new job, or might be in the near future I think it’s important to look at your resume. What are you putting out there for people to see? Your resume is the first thing a company looks at when they are deciding whether or not they are going to hire you, so why would you show them one that isn’t your best work? Take some time to look over your resume, or look at someone else’s resume to get some ideas so that yours will stand out. This is especially important if you haven’t looked at it in a while. Is it as good as you remember it being, or are some of the things on there not as amazing as you thought they were a few years ago?
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Business- This is important for a company to do because then the audience isn’t just getting blog updates once a week. There is so much happening that can be shared with the followers.
Personal- This is important for the employee to do if they are looking for a job in the technology industry. It’s important to show your followers that you have your finger on the pulse of the industry. Share news, stories, photos or even funny jokes that relate to your interest. This way when you apply for a job and your future employer looks at your Twitter feed, it will show that you understand what is going on (And if you think that future employers aren’t looking at your social media activity, you would be wrong).
3. Spend more time on LinkedIn–
Business- I tend to find a very supportive and interactive community on LinkedIn and I don’t think I utilize it as much as I could be. The people on there have some great ideas, love to share their thoughts and always prove to have insight that I would never think of. I love sharing my blog posts on there as well as reading theirs!
Personal- LinkedIn can be a really important tool when it comes to job searching or even accomplishing tasks while at a company. It is so helpful in finding someone who works at a company you are interested in applying to, or finding groups that pertain to your interests. This is one site that the person who is job searching should go to first.
Whether you’re running a company, or searching for a new job, it’s sometimes hard to know when to take a little time to work on yourself. Work can be demanding and time is usually limited, but if you are really trying to advance your career it can be the thing that makes all the difference.