Courtesy of Black Enterprise
We all still know someone who is either out of work or looking for their next gig while working at their current one. The unemployment rate still remains high for minorities, and many young professionals are underemployed, biding their time at jobs where they have to downgrade their skill level or experience. For others, itâ€™s not a negative time, just a time to move on to the next.
Whether itâ€™s a promotion or simply a much-needed change, all of these types of job seekers are in somewhat of the same pool. Knowing this, here are three steps you can take today, before the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, 2014, to ensure youâ€™re ready to make those job-seeking boss moves in the new year.
1. Ensure that the stellar, real you matches the â€œyouâ€ on the Web. More and more employers and entrepreneurs are looking to the Web to verify and vet candidates they may want to work with or have work for them. You may be the best boss in real life, but does the Web reflect that. Go in now and update your professional and company Websites, as well as your social media profiles. Get active by engaging with people. Find ways to clean up your Web presence. And donâ€™t forget to be authentic, organic and polite in your online networking.