Kick Start 2015…Land the Job of Your Dreams

January 9th, 2015

The new year has officially arrived! If finding your dream accounting job is one of your new year’s resolutions, it’s important to start now to make this goal a reality. The job market is very competitive, so you’ll need to put your best foot forward to get exactly what you want. If you work hard to position yourself as top talent, you’ll have a number of opportunities to choose from.

4 Ways to Kickstart Your Job Search in 2015

Ready to find the job of your dreams? Use these four tips to become a more competitive candidate:

Network, Network, Network

Some of the best jobs a company has to offer are regularly never even posted externally. Many hiring managers rely on personal references to fill open positions, to find better quality candidates. Extend your network as much as possible by joining accounting and finance-related professional associations and attending events frequently to make new contacts. It’s also a great idea to reach out to your existing contacts and let them know you’re looking for new opportunities.

Don’t Give Up

The job market is very competitive, so it’s easy to become discouraged. When you’ve taken the time to submit countless resumes and only to hear crickets it can be tempting to give up ─ but don’t. It may take months to find your dream job, but when you finally do, it will be well worth the wait.

Find a Mentor

Seek guidance on your job search from a professional that you admire. Ask this person to review your cover letter and resume and help you prepare for upcoming job interviews. Tapping the knowledge of someone who has already made it in the field is a great way to polish yourself and become a more competitive candidate. Plus, your mentor may have connections you can use to help you find your ideal job.

Make Yourself Known

Use social media to position yourself as an accounting and finance expert. Many companies have started using digital recruiting methods, so if you build an industry following by constantly posting relevant content, your chance of being noticed by hiring managers increases significantly.

Need a little help finding the job of your dreams?

Contact Accountingpros Recruiting + Staffing. As the Northwest’s premier specialized accounting and finance recruiting and staffing service, you can count on us to provide you with access to more professional job opportunities than any other agency in the area.