I’m ready to put my small business on the back burner so I can look for outside employment. I haven’t heard from any of the companies I applied to. What am I doing wrong or should be doing? Thanks

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Make sure you put your resume on as many job sites as you can (Craigslist, zip-recruiter, indeed, LinkedIn, etc). I was contacted by my current employer on zip recruiter without even applying!

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Unfortunately today’s applicant tracking systems put your résumé in an abyss of other resumes and even the best applicants are not seen by the human eye. Good goal is to ensure that your credentials get to the desk of a hiring manager and the best way to do that is through networking. Make a list of everybody that you know, especially those who are centers of influence and know a lot of people. They don’t have to be in your industry or professional area of expertise. It could be a neighbor. Make sure everybody you know knows you’re looking and what you’re looking for. LinkedIn is also a very good place for looking for viable opportunities and applying to them because you often go directly to a recruiters inbox. If you go this route make sure your LinkedIn profile is fully up-to-date along with a professional picture. Best of luck to you

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