How do you find your dream career? These 10 steps will help you
Are you bored from your current job? Do you think it’s time to look for a new one? Do you yearn to achieve your dream? If the answer to these questions has always been “yes,” it’s time to get started. I wrote down ten steps for you to take when looking for a new job, including where to look for help, what technology to use, and what things you can do during an interview.
Here is your complete guide to help you start a new career:
1. Search in the right places
Take a look at the best job search sites, recruitment agencies, social networks and niche sites, and consider working with a recruiter. This increases your chances.
2. Maximize your success
Don’t be afraid to use keywords or find a location that matches your interests or where you want to work when looking for a new job. Narrowing down your search criteria will help you focus on finding the perfect job for you, and give you more relevant listings of the jobs on offer. You will save a lot of valuable time.
3. Create Your Brand
Prepare your perfect resume, but don’t forget to put it together on professional social networks like LinkedIn. This will not only allow potential employers, but also recruiters to know about you. In such apps, you can set yourself up to be open to looking for a new job so that the offers get through to your messages. The photos and professional information you write on the site are important.
4. Make communication
Now that you have created your profiles on job sites, start using them. Connect with everyone you know, because you never know which contact can help you find a job or call you for someone who can. If you are a college graduate, research the options available to your school’s alumni. Are you a member of a professional association? You can reach it through your work social networks as well. Be active and start building your community.
5. Take advantage of all the possibilities of the internet world
There are a number of apps, gadgets, tools, and tools that help you speed up your job search and manage your career. Use it to organize your job search and save your valuable time. You will be able to perform many of your search activities, for example, on the road in a comfortable car on your smartphone or tablet.
6. Make a list of the companies you want to work for
Do you have a list of companies you would like to work for? If not, it’s a good idea to create one. Then focus your initial research on these companies. You can find all the necessary information on their websites and you can easily see if they have any job opportunities. You can also, for example, subscribe to their newsletter, where you will be the first to know about vacancies.
7. Take the time to produce the perfect resume and cover letter
How do employers find out that you have the capabilities and skills they are looking for? You will have to show them to them. That’s why it’s so important that you take the time to put together a perfect resume and cover letter. These should reflect your qualifications, skills and interests. The hiring manager will be able to see why and how you qualify for this profession in no time. The chances of a potential interview will be much higher.
8. Preparing for the interview
The first impression is crucial. Before going to the interview (or actually going online), explore the company you want to work for, dress appropriately, practice answers to the most frequently asked questions, and prepare your own questions.
9. Thank you to everyone I met
Within 24 hours of the meeting, write a thank you email to everyone you met during the interview and thank them for their time. At the same time, you can remind yourself in an email why you are an excellent candidate for the position. An email doesn’t have to be long, but it’s also a great opportunity to make a good impression and draw attention to yourself.
10. Confirm or decline the offer
When you receive a job offer, it is important that you take the time to evaluate it carefully. You definitely don’t have to accept a job just because it’s offered to you. If you decide to say “no” to a job offer, inform the recruiter or employer directly. Remember, this may not be your last conversation. You can negotiate your terms by submitting a counter offer.