how to re-enter the job market
Learn how to prepare for a successful re-entry into the job market.

How to Re-Enter the Job Market

Returning to the job market after a gap can be challenging. No matter why your employment was paused, it can be difficult to convince potential new employers that you are committed to starting a new position and can be an asset to their team. However, by getting help and guidance from the right people, you can re-enter the job market with a strategy and an updated resume and skill set that illustrates a desire to work and learn in a new position. Take the following steps to begin your new job search on the right foot. 

Update Your Skills

Look into the new requirements of the jobs you are interested in and the skills needed to snag them. Do what you can to update your skill-set accordingly to become a strong candidate when you re-enter the job market. 

Revise Your Resume

Your resume also needs attention before you start applying for new jobs. Your resume should act as a first impression of you for the employers. Since first impressions can last a long time, you should make sure that your resume accurately and impressively represents you.

Brush Up Your Interview Skills

If you haven’t interviewed in a while, the experience may feel daunting. You can work with a staffing agency to conduct mock interview sessions. During these sessions, you can regain some confidence and receive guidance from the staffing agent. They can also advise you on the best way to address your time spent away from the workforce. 

Seek the Help of a Staffing Agency

Re-entering the job market requires a lot of work, so it can be beneficial to get the help of others. When you work with a staffing agency to find employment, staffing agency employees can also provide you with resume advice and help you brush up your interview skills. They can help you find temporary positions relevant to your interests. These positions can then help you build up valuable skills and experience that can help you land a permanent position. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.

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