Are you currently living your dream and working in the career you have always wanted, making a comfortable living and coming home happy every day?
If so, congrats. But even if you work and live in this utopia, it’s wise for your professional career to never stop job hunting.
Why, you ask? There are a few reasons. Now we’re not advising you to check in with a professional staffing agency daily, nor do we want you scouring the internet for job listings and updating your LinkedIn profile at work. It’s just that career opportunities are always out there and if you’re never looking for them, you will miss them completely.
You know that friend that only calls you when he needs a favor? Well that’s what you’re like if you only call professional contacts when you’re looking for a job. According to U.S. News & World Report, “More than 70 percent of people land jobs through networking.” The holidays and new year is a great time to reconnect with people you’ve lost contact with.
Your resume – and your LinkedIn page – should always be updated. If there is a new project at work you’ve been heading up, make sure to add that to your resume. You never know if that particular skill set is just the thing that a hiring manager is looking for. And if and when the time comes where you are actively looking for a new job, it won’t take you hours to edit that resume.
Even if you have your dream job, you should always be aware of the trends in your industry. Keep up with networking websites, social media groups, blogs, etc. This will help you not only stay relevant, but will also help you when you’re at your next networking event.
When in doubt, you can always contact a professional staffing agency. And if you’re located in Dallas-Fort Worth, Maxsys Solutions can help you find an IT position today.