Job searches are always hard, but going through them after being let go can make them even harder. Not only is your morale low, but there is a sense of pressure to quickly find a job as to not feel the impact of lost wages. It takes an organization an average of about fifty-two days to hire on a candidate for an open position. While a month and a half might not seem like a long time, it is long enough to cause serious harm to the morale and financial stability of an unemployed job seeker. All of these factors can lead to one of the most stressful times in a person’s life.

There has and never will be a magic potion that can guarantee someone that has been let go a solid new role within a reasonable amount of time. However, there are certain steps an individual can take to ensure that they are on the right track to to gain employment. For example, did you know that 76% of resumes are thrown out due to an inappropriate email address? (We are looking at you [email protected]!)

The process that you use to conduct your job search, whether you are working with an outplacement firm, career services center, or on your own, should include the following tips to result in a successful job placement!

Alexandra Brown is the Marketing Director at Careerminds, a next gen career transitions firms focusing on outplacement, retirement lifestyle planning, and leadership development coaching. She is passionate about HR, technology, and all things data!