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Expert: Best Tips For Job Seekers In 2014

8:05 AM, Jan 16, 2014   |    comments
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WFMY -- If your New Year's resolution is to find a job, or get a new job, now is the time to do it.

But searching for a job can be overwhelming.  That's why Eric Melniczek, career advisor at High Point University, shared some tips to help you become employable in 2014.

Here are the tips he shared on the Good Morning Show:

 
•        Take a number of career self-assessments to help you clearly identify your strengths, work values, skills, career interests, etc. These assessments can help a worker learn what they are motivated to do in terms of a career, industry and type of work.
 
•        Engage in "career conversations" with potential networking connections. Contact professionals via telephone or e-mail to arrange face-to-face meetings with the intent of gathering career feedback, tips, advice, information, hints, etc. 
 
•        Demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to securing your next exciting, challenging and rewarding career opportunity. Hiring managers value candidates who express interest and enthusiasm in vacant positions during the career search process.
 
•        Try to secure an internal employee referral when you apply for a vacant position. Identify family or friends who work at companies that appeal to you and inquire whether their organization offers an employee referral program.
    
•        Be open and honest at all times. Whether it is your resume, a career self-assessment, your cover letter, a phone screen, a face-to-face interview or your references, be sure to be authentic throughout the process.

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