The new year means the start of some changes including landing a new job.
Author and job consultant Laura George says your best chance of landing a job is to expand your network of contacts.
"They (companies) have to have somebody internally to go through the resumes. They probably don't have somebody in that capacity that can do that full-time," said George.
Networking is key when looking for a job opening. George says building a network doesn't just include business professionals but it also includes friends.
For those who are looking for a complete career change, George recommends analyzing your wants and needs.
"If you have absolutely no idea, look at everything you don't want in a job, flip it and find the want," said George.
George also stressed the value of having the right attitude. She emphasizes that most companies look for confident and enthusiastic employees as opposed to those who act desperate or anxious.
With more companies working in a fast paced and a technology filled atmosphere, George reminds job seekers that your future employer may require you to be skilled in multiple positions.
"If you're working for a small company, you can't say "I'm the financial guy and I'm not going to do anything else," said George. "Well, in a small company, you'll find out that you are doing a lot more."
Even with 25 years of work experience, George also emphasizes the importance of creating a short resume under two pages.