You might think you need that one golden nugget of advice to find a job fast. The truth is sometimes all you have to do is get back to the basics. Stick to these five simple, but often forgotten job hunting tips.
1) Find out where to start your search.
You might be saying it's obvious that you just start applying. But that can be a mistake – take a second and think first. What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? Focus your energy on jobs that will fit your personality and skills.
2) Stand out before the interview.
Employers love to see your personality, but figuring out how to show it can be tough. Try something out of the box like recording a video on your profile. If that's a little much for you, try following up in person to show how serious you are about the job.
3) Keep it classy.
We're all for being yourself, but don't forget to keep it professional. While you may feel like your email address 'firstname.lastname@example.org' fits you, it's not the kind of first impression you want to make. Check your voicemail, interview outfit and social media profiles to see if they're doing any damage to your job search.
4) Set goals.
Staying motivated while you're looking for a job is easier said than done. To stay on track, try setting a specific goal of applying to three jobs a day. You can do that in under three minutes with 1-Click Apply jobs! Once that feels like a walk in the park, try doing five jobs a day and so on.
5) Stay positive.
Having a positive attitude can pay off during your job search and in the interview. You’ll put your best foot forward and employers have told us a positive attitude is the most important trait they look for when hiring. Don't worry so much about saying the right thing as just being yourself. Smile and be confident.