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6 New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

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As the end of the year approaches, we’re all inspired to make life-changing improvements. While you’re reflecting on 2010 and planning for 2011, take some time to think about your job-search strategy and include it in your resolutions.

Here are six New Year’s job-search resolutions to consider:

1. I will build my online presence.

If you’re reluctant about using social media tools for your job search, let go of your fears in 2011. Building an online presence is likely to take your job search to new heights. What do employers see when they do a Google search for your name? Consider starting a blog, uploading your VisualCV, participating in LinkedIn group discussions, and making new connections with like-minded professionals on Twitter. A strong online presence raises your visibility with potential employers and could help you uncover hidden job opportunities.

[See 10 Smart Ways to Use Social Media for Your Job Search.]

2. I will update my resume and personalize my cover letter.

Don’t lose an opportunity to apply for a job because you haven’t updated your resume. The beginning of the year is a wonderful time to reflect on your career accomplishments and future goals—and incorporate them into your resume, cover letter, online profiles and other job-search materials.

Check out the rest on US News and World Report’s On Careers blog: 6 New Year’s Resolution for Job Seekers

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