New Year's Survey From TopResume Reveals: Getting a New Job Is Top Resolution, yet Job Seekers Don’t Know Where to Start

NEW YORK (January 9, 2017) – In honor of the new year, TopResume today announced the results of its nationwide survey to uncover the most popular 2017 resolutions. When presented with a dozen options, which included losing weight, falling in love, getting organized, and saving money, finding a new job topped the list. TopResume, a Talent Inc. company, writes and analyzes more resumes, CVs, and LinkedIn profiles each year than any other service through their network of experienced writers.

With responses from 1,057 career-driven professionals across the country, TopResume’s poll showed that 65% of professionals say getting a new job is among their biggest ambitions for the new year. However, less than half of these job seekers have a plan in place for accomplishing this goal.

“Not surprisingly, our recent survey revealed that ‘finding a new job’ ranked highest among New Year’s resolutions, but it was insightful to see how few job candidates had steps in place for conducting their job search effectively,” said career advice expert Amanda Augustine for TopResume. “By diligently following a step-by-step plan, job goals can become a reality, and your next career move may be right around the corner.”

According to Augustine, landing your dream job starts with the right plan, which she summarizes in three steps:

  • Define your job goals and brainstorm your qualifications.

  • Based on your goals, identify and prioritize prospective opportunities and networking contacts.

  • Develop the right materials to communicate your value to employers on paper and online.

On an ongoing basis through its data-science team, TopResume compiles data provided by its customers nationwide to better understand current behavioral trends in the job market. TopResume’s “Jump-Start Your Job Search” action plan is now available at topresume.com/jobsearchjumpstart.

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