Answered by Sharon, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
First, you need to have a strong, compelling resume and cover letter. Have others critique it and take their input seriously. Proofread, proofread, proofread. Second, secure references. You don't want to be in a position where you are scrambling to ask people to be your reference. Find 3-4 people you know - former managers, professors - and ask them if they would give you a positive reference. You can even ask them what they might tell an employer. Third, establish a Linked In page. Use your resume to build it and then connect with others, groups, or follow companies of interest. Fourth, clean up your Facebook page. While some employers are prohibited from viewing social media channels during hiring, others are not. Make sure your page doesn't contain anything you wouldn't want a potential employer to see. Last, make sure your email address is professional. Sexybunny32@yahoo.com
aren't professional. Time to change.