Find Out What Has Been Happening With Your Application
Have you been searching for a new job, only to experience little success? Chances are you have been doing it all wrong. Follow the tips below to find the right job role for you.
Know what you’re looking for
One of the biggest challenges you will face as a job searcher is trying to find a role that ticks all of the boxes. If you’re going to make a job or career change, you need the peace of mind that the role you’re applying for will be a step up from the last. In order to do this, think about what makes you happy in your professional life and contrast it with the things that make you unhappy.
Start by listings your likes and dislikes. This will give you a better understanding of the type of job would interest you and help you evaluate both advertised roles and potential employers. If you don’t know what you are looking for in a job, you are seriously damaging your chances of finding anything.
Ask yourself: Are you a good fit?
Just as a company needs to be a good fit for you, you also need to be a good fit for the company.
Forbes Magazine suggests that being in a job where you feel that you are making a genuine contribution is key to happiness and longevity in the role.
Before applying for a role, you need to think about whether or not you’re right for the company. Do your research to find out more about the type of people that work there and the company’s ethos. If it doesn’t sound like you, then perhaps your time will be better spent on a different job application?
Network online and offline
If you’ve been in work for a good few years now, you should already have an understanding of the importance of networking. Connecting with people at business events, trade shows and conferences is great for expanding your network. You never know when you may need to call upon them in the future to help you secure a new job role!
Today networking online is equally as important as offline, especially if you are actively seeking a new job. Using social networking sites for professional purposes is highly recommended. Like offline networking, it will give you the opportunity to connect with other professionals; however you’ll be able to extend your reach even further, thanks to the Internet.
Social job searching is the way forward and something you definitely need to consider doing.
Have a social media cleanse
Speaking of social media, if you haven’t already, it’s time to do a tidy up. That’s right, the art of searching for the right job involves getting rid of anything that could ruin your chances of being successful.
Make sure you are posting the right sort of content on your social media pages or even better make them private. You don’t want that embarrassing status or photo costing you your dream job! Indeed, Huffington Post emphasised the importance of having any social media pages in order. You’ll be surprised at just how many employers check job candidates’ social media pages during the vetting process.
The way in which you go about finding a job will have a big impact on your success. Snap out of any bad habits you’ve picked up over the years and replace
them with these tried and tested tips. You’ll secure your dream job role in no time!