How to Get a Great Job in 2018

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How to Get a Great Job in 2018
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Laura Machan

Laura Machan

Laura Machan is a Partner, Recruitment Solutions for a major human resources consulting firm based in Toronto, Ontario. Although she has been recruiting for quite a few years, she still gets a big thrill from calling someone to set up an interview and an even bigger thrill when she hears a happy dance as she tells them when their new job starts. Laura lives with her family in Oakville, where she has lived for over 25 years, and is a significant contributor to the Canadian Federation of University Women - Oakville and Women in Nuclear, Golden Horseshoe Chapter.

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Welcome to 2018. Got plans? Maybe a promotion? Or a new job all together?

It can be overwhelming to even think about. Who to talk to? Where to look? Who would make good references? Where the heck is your resume? Ack!!

Looking for a job can be a full time job. Looking for a job when you have a job is tricky. Both require planning and commitment.

Random job seeking can work. We all know someone who met a guy and got hired in five minutes. But let’s face it, that generally only happens in the movies to people who are far better looking than us.

Like any other goal, you need to make a plan and break out the steps with a timeline. Also, like any plan, you need to be prepared for set backs and derailers.

In keeping with this idea, I have made a plan for 2018 for this blog. I will be walking through the process of getting a new gig step by step, week by week.

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Oh sure, there will still be posts with random thoughts and comments on the world of work. There is too much ridiculousness to close that door, but the focus will be in the “job journey” and how to keep driving in the right direction.

If you want to get a head start on next week, see if you can remember the last time you updated your resume and where you put it.

Good luck!

You can follow Laura Machan on her twitter account @recruiterscouch. A complete list of her articles can be found here.

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