How Job Seekers Can Be More Competitive: Are you experienced in your field, but now unemployed? Have you been trying to get back into your profession for a while to no avail? You need a competitive edge – and you need one fast.
After all, the world is changing faster than ever before, and it’s important to keep up, says Phil Dunn, president of Synapse Services, a Web technologies and marketing company.
According to Dunn, no matter what field you’re in – or trying to get back into – you need to use today’s tools to attract clients or employers.
“You need to have a LinkedIn account with some sort of history and lots of your professional experience in there,” says Dunn.
“Bonus points for sharing articles, videos, [and other examples] that demonstrate how you’re keeping on top of your industry’s trends.”
In addition, staying up-to-date on certificates, degrees, computer program languages, and other skills in your field is as important as experience.