It’s time for a fresh start! A new diet and gym membership can improve your health but a new job or career change could improve your lifestyle. As a job seeker, here are 7 New Year Resolutions you can actually follow through during this new year.

  1. Spruce up your skills
    It is important to highlight your skills and work ethic on your resume and in your cover letter so that a potential employer can focus on the positives of your experience and not the longevity of the position. In addition to your job-specific skills, some potential skills you can add to your resume are things like Communication, Collaboration, Adaptability, and  Decision-making. If you are looking to add skills from a part-time or seasonal position to your resume this article can help!
  2. Clean up your social media
    Employers look at your social media profiles and they really care about what their employees post as they are an extension of the company. Make the time to archive those pictures that employers may think are provocative or inappropriate before you apply for the job. As we live in a digital world, what you post on social media is your first impression on a future employer. Make sure that the digital impression is a great one!
  3. Update your resume
    When was the last time you updated your resume? An up to date resume is essential. Updating your resume, in a clear and concise way will help any job seeker present themselves well.  Need help? Read this blog article to find out what your resume SHOULD look like.
  4. Practice your interview skills
    The difference between a good interview and a great interview is practice. It may seem silly, but rehearsing the classic interview questions like “tell me about yourself” or “what are you hoping to get from this position” will help you to remain collected and professional during an interview. Take five minutes a day to practice your interview skills by yourself or with someone else.  In this case, practice makes perfect. 
  5. Follow up with potential employers 
    It is always a good idea to send a follow-up email or phone call. Checking in with a potential employer can be extremely beneficial to securing a position. Especially during the holidays, many emails and phone calls get lost in the business of the season. Now that the New Year is here, take the five minutes to say hello to a potential employer.
  6. Prioritize your health
    Mental wellness and physical wellness are imperative to being a happy healthy human. Prioritizing your health this year is key to making 2021 a safe and productive year. Proactive measures such as getting the flu shot, taking vitamins, and drinking lots of water can help keep you avoid unwanted illnesses. 
  7. Find a job with Performance Staffing Solutions
    Performance Staffing Solutions wants to help you this new year! Whether you are looking for a temporary position or are looking to make a career change, our staff would be more than happy to put you to work in the Charlotte area. Visit today to fill out an application or walk into any of our three office locations Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 5:30. See you soon and cheers to the New Year!