As the New Year has approached, many of you must have made many resolutions, which may also include finding a better approach towards your professional life and career building. It’s high time that you begin to see what you can do to enhance your career and find a better job then what you have already been doing. Here are a few tips for you to get started with:
List the jobs you think you want
Whether based on some previous experiences, skills or your aims, try to find lessons from your previous searches and interviews. This will help you make sure you find out a reasonable start point for your job search.
List the companies you aim to get into and do a thorough research on their job requirements and qualifications to make sure you don’t end up being rejected on the basis of these. This helps you to shortlist the companies you might get in.
Take assistance from a Mentor
There is nothing wrong with getting some help from experienced people in order to set your career goals. Be it any social media platform or your college senior or anybody you feel would give you the right advice regarding your job hunt.
Build up your network
In order to get your dream job you need to gather some good recommendation letters and introductions. You may get these from your former senior colleagues, mentors and the people you have previously worked for. Some positive recommendations surely speed up your job hunt.
Develop the skill
Once you have set your target job and the companies which you aim to get in, that is when you need to develop those skills which are the requirements of your job. You can do it through online courses and some research on the areas you think you are not so strong at.
Make your public portfolio
When you are looking for a new job, you definitely need to build up a profile that is impressive enough to better position yourself for your dream job. You may do that by updating your LinkedIn account as well as your Twitter account etc. Update your profiles in such a way that it depicts your strengths and the skills which you need to show for your required job.
Prepare yourself for all kind of common interview questions
It is always a good practice to prepare yourself for your interview rather than being overconfident for being perfect at it. Try to find out through your colleagues and other social media resources about the common questions that are asked by the interviewers.
Finally, last but not the least it is important to keep in your mind that one cannot just simply get their dream job right after they decide what they want. Rather, professionals work hard and gain experience and use it to climb up the career ladder. Thus one should always stay positive, even if you don’t get your dream job right away but still you are moving towards it.
As you head into year 2019, just keep in mind to stay organized and be aware of your online presence. Since only those are likely to be successful who are fully prepared for all the challenges of the competitive market of 2019.