The kick-off of a new season is the universal excuse to “start fresh.” In that spirit, we’re suggesting a little spring cleaning for your job search that doesn’t involve a trash bag or a mop.

If you find yourself months deep into a job search and still sitting at home, unemployed, perhaps your strategy needs a little TLC. Your resumé is an obvious start and here are three other valuable ways you can help make more job opportunities bloom this spring.
Revise your short-term goals

Job searches are unpredictable.

Within a month you can either have four new job leads, or none at all. To ensure you stay on top of your to-dos, always keep a list of short-term goals and frequently revisit them. Now is a great time to look back and take stock of your progress.

The goal here is to challenge yourself even more as a job seeker each time you review your list. So, if your applications haven’t been getting any attention from employers, note it in your revised list of short-term goals to, one, address the issue and, two, find a solution. For instance, you can aim to attend more networking events or teach yourself a new technical skill.
Brush up on interviewing

Interview styles are unique to each industry and company.

It’s also the make or break point of your candidacy — since a lot of effort went into your application, ensuring your readiness for it is always in your best interest. Whether you’ve struggled getting past the first round of interviews over the last few months, or haven’t interviewed in years, be proactive about it and find ways to improve.

There are many steps you can take to be better prepared. First, ensure you’re following the basic rules: dress appropriately, rehearse out loud, come ready with questions.

Next, check out the obvious reference: the company website. The career pages are often filled with tips and insights to the business’ interview style. If that doesn’t work, get some pointers from connections in your industry, or visit employer review websites like Glassdoor.com — where past and present employees often outline the recruitment process.

Learn to be a hybrid employee

In other words, be relevant. More employers are looking for multi-faceted candidates who possess soft skills, in addition to the required technical skills of the job.

So as you transition into the spring as a job seeker, consider easing up on heavily promoting your fluency across different software programs and, instead, focus on showing employers why you’re a personality they won’t be able to work without. (by Megan Santos of Jobpostings.ca)



About facet
FACET is a human resources consulting firm specializing in the four phases of the Talent Management Cycle: Attract, Retain, Develop, and Transition. The Group's practice specifically addresses facilitation of smooth career/life transitions for individuals leaving organizations as well as career management, leadership training and coaching for employees whose assignments within organizations are impacted by change or other organizational needs. By application of several directions of pursuit, the corporation accomplishes a single goal: maximum utilization of human resource potential and productivity through efficient hiring, training and career development. The Facet Group was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana. As an ARBORA GLOBAL PARTNER, The Facet Group shares a parallel philosophy of the highest quality and standards with other owner invested firms. Through this network, we provide services worldwide. To address organizational needs outlined by its clients, The Facet Group offers a comprehensive package of workplace consulting services, focusing on providing high quality, creative programs which favorably impact the bottom line.


  1. Sherry Jackson says:

    I like the articles, very good advice; especially the Hybrid Job!
    S. Jackson

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