How To Further Your Job Search

By Mona Abdel-Halim

Since when has looking for a full-time job become a full-time job? If you are finding yourself overwhelmed and annoyed, resources exist that can restore your faith – and revive your hunt. In order to make job-searching strides, it is important for you to refine your search, focus your goals, and improve your resume. Luckily, you aren't alone in your quest and there are plenty of resources that can help.

1. Career centers

For students and alumni, a visit to your school's career center can be beneficial. Career counselors are up on the latest tools. Counselors are also informed as to what employers want to see from their respective hires. Career centers will help point you in the right direction. If you're not affiliated with a university, there are also workforce development agencies that operate public career centers. Google "workforce development [Your City]" to find one near you.

2. Recruiting events

There are several online resources that you can use to find recruiting events, workshops, conferences, and fairs in your area. is one online source that you can use to find such events. Once you have entered your location and the subject you wish to learn more about, will give you options for all types of recruiting events in or near your area.

3. Focus your resume

It is important for you to clean up and focus your resume before sending it off to an employer. Specifically focusing your resume to each job description will help your resume make it past the employer's applicant tracking systems. Resunate is one tool that can work for you. The service uses smart technology to determine what information is relevant in your resume when compared with the job description.

While these resources will all be beneficial to expanding and aiding your job hunt, they can only take you so far. You must ask questions and provide feedback in order to help industry professionals help you.

What resources have you used to expand on your job hunt?

Mona Abdel-Halim is the co-founder of, the world's only search engine optimizing resume builder. You can find Mona and Resunate on Facebook and Twitter.

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