Job Hunt Today Even If You Don't Have To

     One of the mistakes people make is to look for a job when they are out of work. The job hunt is not just about looking to fill in when you are not working or when your employer is on the verge of downsizing. Rather, you should always be on the hunt for jobs that fit your needs and career goals. If you have yet to define those career goals, now is the time to do so. By staying focused an aware of the options available at any given time, you are more likely to find yourself in the position you want to be - even if that means leaving a company that you are with now.
     Tips for Remaining Active in the Job Hunt:
     You have work, family life and plenty of other things to do every day. How can you be sure to remain fresh and aware of what's happening in the field when you are so busy? The following tips can help you to do this.
• Use mobile apps to keep you updated about when job openings become available that may fit your qualifications. Nearly all of the big sites offer them.
• Get listed with hiring managers and staffing agencies as someone that is interesting in specific types of positions if they open up. You never know when they will be able to contact you about a position.
• Be sure to keep your job skills fresh and your resume sharp. You should have your resume loaded on your phone and your email accounts so that you can easily submit it.
• Use downtime to look for positions or to catch up on the industry. You can do this with great employee blogs, job sites, and other tools available to you. The doctor's office waiting room or the subway becomes the perfect place for you to stay connected.
• Invest in following the companies you are interested in working with on the various platforms like LinkedIn. That way, you know when jobs become available.
     The job hunt is a never-ending opportunity for you to find a position that's better for you or more tailored to your experiences. It is not something you just do whenever you are looking for a job. Invest some time now so that when a job opening in your field opens up, you are ready to apply for it and even land a job interview. There's no time like right now to get invested.
     Todd Bavol is the President and CEO of Integrity Staffing Solutions. Integrity Staffing Solutions is a national staffing firm assisting individuals and corporations in making the right employment fit. To view job openings in Warehouse, Professional and Administrative positions, visit the Integrity Staffing Solutions web site at