WASHINGTON — It's a new year and you're ready for a new you! For some people that might mean landing a new job. 

If your goal for 2020 is to find new employment, then check out these resume and interview tips from Amanda Matz from the recruiting firm, The Bachrach Group. 

Amanda says hiring managers spend on average six second looking at a resume. Matz recommends the following ways to stand out:

Resume Tips

  • Use keywords in your resume. For example if you're applying for a job in commercial real estate be sure to include the world commercial on your resume. 
  • Use a summary section
  • Cater your resume for each job you're applying for
Applying for a job can sometimes be a frustrating and anxious process. Often it can even be hard to search for the jobs you're looking for! These five helpful tips can give you ideas of how to look for jobs, interviewing techniques, and also how to search online for what you're looking for.

Interview Tips

  • Always come prepared with a situational story. For example if you're going to be working in customer service, how did you deal with a unhappy customer or how did you go above and beyond for a customer. 
  • Always search for a job while you're employed. You don't want to be interviewing from a place of desperation.
  • Make a personal connection. Find the interviewee on LinkedIn, notice where where they went to school, etc. 
  • Know the company, do your research about the companies past, present and future. 
  • Always send a thank you note. 

Job searching can be a job in itself. So the more support you have can really make a difference. 

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