Tips To Turn The Blizzard Of 2016 Into A New Job

Jan 25, 2016, 14:13 ET from Carfax

CENTREVILLE, Va., Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're tired of shoveling snow from the blizzard of 2016, dig out and dust off your resume instead. Widespread closings and cancellations have created a great opportunity for DC-area residents to focus their efforts on finding a new job. The HR team at Carfax has a few suggestions to help get you started:

  • First, make sure your resume is up-to-date and relevant to the position(s) to which you're applying. Highlight key accomplishments and personal contributions that help you stand out.
  • Go online to the various job listing sites for the latest openings. Sites like also have reviews and comments so you can see what employees from those companies think about where they work.
  • Start your next job at a Great Place to Work! Publications like The Washingtonian, The Washington Post, and Virginia Business put out lists of the Best Places to Work to help you find the right work environment.

"Now is a great time to start your job search and Carfax is always looking for great people," said Adrienne Webster, VP of human resources at Carfax. "Like Google, Zillow, The Motley Fool and others, Carfax has built a reputation as a great place to work. Plus, we have one of the most-liked CEOs and are hiring tons of new people this year. So put down your shovel, pick up your resume and come join Team Carfax."

Carfax recently announced an expansion of its headquarters in Fairfax County and is hiring for 120 new positions this year. For more information on job openings at Carfax, visit

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