New Year, New Career—Indeed’s Career Guide is Here to Help

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2020 was a year of soul-searching for most. Many people experienced working from home for the first time and want the freedom to continue. Others are excited to get back into the office, craving social interaction and a dedicated space to do their work (that isn’t the dining table in their share house). The strange and stressful experiences of living through a global pandemic has also left some people thinking about whether they want to continue in their current roles and whether, perhaps, the new year is time for a new career.

Keeping with our mission to “Help People Get Jobs’, the Indeed Career Guide is a hub of valuable advice (much of which has come from consultations with recruiters and talent acquisition professionals) that will help you succeed in today’s job market. Whether you’re interested in starting a new career this year, moving up the ladder in your current industry, or simply learning something new, the Career Guide is your one-stop-shop for all things job search related.

Here are just a few of the topics you’ll find covered in the Career Guide:

The basics: How to find a new job

If you’re not sure where to begin, The Essential Job Search Guide, is a good place to start. It provides handy tips on everything from how to research a company before applying, to setting up job alerts (so that new jobs are emailed to you as soon as they’re posted on Indeed), to resume writing tips—and even what you should do if you’re not hearing back after applying for jobs.

Resume and cover letter writing tips

If you’re using the same resume and cover letter for each new job you apply for—you’re doing it all wrong! There are lots of tips and tricks you can use to help make your application stand out from the crowd including the 10 best skills to include on your resume. We also cover the basics of how to write a cover letter and how to format it.

Succeeding at interviews

The COVID-19 pandemic led to many changes in the workplace, including how interviews are conducted. Many companies pivoted from hosting in-person interviews to doing them online. If you’ve never had a virtual initial interview (or need some help to hone your technique), here’s an article on how to succeed when you can’t impress in person. Interviews are nerve-wracking, no matter how they’re conducted, so we have also put together an article on the Top 16 Interview Questions and Answers to help you prepare.

Starting a new job

New year, new job…or perhaps even a new career? If you’re seeking a fresh start in 2021, there’s a lot to consider. The Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory cites career events as having the biggest impact on stress and happiness after family and health events. If like many people, you see the new year as an opportunity for change, this article on how to change careers can help, providing tips on deciding what to do next, researching new career paths, assessing your current skills, and finding opportunities that fit well with your ways of working.

Career development

Happy with your role and the company you’re at, but interested in learning and development to help take your career to the next level? The Career Guide has plenty of resources for you too. There’s articles on critical thinking skills, active listening, time management, diversity and inclusion and so much more!

Now that you’ve had a quick overview of Indeed’s Career Guide, perhaps it’s time to sit back, explore the full Career Guide site, and set the wheels in motion to land your dream role in 2021.

Happy job hunting!

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