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How to Start a New Job Search

January 24, 2020 | By Carly Cecil
Career Services

The calendar just rolled into 2020, and you might be considering a new job. But where should you start? Here are some ideas to get you going:

Figure out your goals and write them down. Is this new job for pay? A change in scenery? A promotion? 

Start looking at potential job titles in your area. What titles are most in-demand in your area? Do you meet the criteria? If not, how do you get there? 

Look for employers hiring those job titles. Do those employers meet your ideal characteristics? Who are your top 3? Top 5? Are you willing to move to a larger or smaller company? Are you willing to move out of state?

Get your social media accounts in line with your search. Remember, LinkedIn is a professional site, intended to be used for networking. Facebook is more informal and should be locked down to friends only viewing when you are searching for a job.

Start networking! Who do you know that works for those organizations? Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone and start the conversation? How can this relationship be mutually beneficial for your careers?

Now that you have an idea of how to start, let Franklin’s Center for Career Development help you get your resume on track. Check out our website for resources and a helping hand to get you into your new career.

Here are some other resources to help you get started: