7 Things You Need To Get A Job In 2024J.T. O’Donnellon March 25, 2024 at 4:30 pm Work It Daily


What do you need to get a job? Most job seekers think a good resume and cover letter are enough to land job interviews and stand out to employers in the hiring process. In today’s competitive job market, you need a lot more to get a job.

Here are the seven things you need to get a job in 2024. Let’s see if you have all of them.

What Do You Need To Get A Job?

1. A Job Search Strategy

You do not want to waste your time applying for jobs that are going to ghost you. You need to know what types of opportunities and companies will actually hire you. From this moment forward, make sure you have a proactive job search strategy.

2. A Skimmable Resume

We call it the six-second resume. That’s because recruiters and hiring managers skim your resume first to make sure you have the five or six main skill sets they put on that job description. Otherwise, you won’t be considered.

3. A LinkedIn Profile That Is Searchable

Keywords are very important on LinkedIn. Recruiters and hiring managers use a tool that helps them find people who are a match for the jobs they are hiring for. If you don’t optimize your LinkedIn profile with keywords, you will not be found.

4. LinkedIn Posts

You need to post on LinkedIn, especially if you are looking for professional jobs. LinkedIn changed its algorithm recently and people who actually post on a regular basis rank higher in search results, and that’s how you’re going to get seen more.

5. Answers to Behavioral Interview Questions

You need to be ready for behavioral questions in job interviews. Everyone is doing evidence-based hiring now, which means they’re going to ask you questions like, “Tell me about a time when you did X or Y.” If you don’t understand what behavioral interview questions are and how to answer them correctly, you will end up giving too little information or too much information, and that’ll get you ruled out.

6. A Follow-Up Process

You need to know how to follow up after each interview, whether it’s a phone, video, or in-person interview. Following up correctly will help you stay in the running.

7. Salary Negotiation Skills

When you get to the final interview, you need to know how to negotiate salary like a boss. Do you know how to approach the employer to get more money? If you don’t, you could miss out or leave money on the table.

Do you have all seven of these things? If not, I can help.

At Work It DAILY, we have a 7-day risk-free trial to our job search career coaching platform, and we recently dropped a new program called the Job Search Accountability Program (JSAP). We’re going to make every single day of your job search easier.

Honestly, if you don’t have all seven of these things, getting a job will be that much harder. But this is not rocket science or brain surgery. The Job Search Accountability Program (JSAP) gives you the answers to all of these things quickly and easily, all at your convenience. So, I hope to see you in there.

Good luck, and go get ’em!

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