With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be thinking of finding someone to love or falling in love again with your significant other. But why not think of also finding a company you love?
Everyone wants to land a dream job in an incredible company because, honestly, it is what we all deserve. So, this season, it may be a good idea to make your employment hunt an actual job until you find a company you love.
Begin with self-awareness
Begin by acknowledging who you are, what are your aspirations and priorities, and what gets you out of bed every morning. Identifying your skills, values, strengths, and weaknesses is also essential for the process. This will help you target job offers that suit you and will also help you shape your resume and cover letter.
Taking a personality test, such as the Myers & Briggs Type Indicator, might be a smart call to consider. This test also recommends certain careers based on your results.
Gain real-world experience and qualifications
Experience is not always a requirement, but it is certainly a plus. Some companies value other aspects rather than the candidates’ experience. For example strengths, weaknesses, and values. However, if you want to work on strengthening your skills and gaining more experience to stand out, you can volunteer or intern for companies by offering your time and expertise in exchange for an opportunity to learn more about an industry. Another idea is to find an online course or start a new degree in a field you love. Also, you don’t have to go through this by yourself, you can always find a mentor or a coach who can help you in the process of landing a job in your dream company.
If you don’t have a Linkedin profile, you should start creating one right now! On this platform, you can search for companies that you would like to work for and target their employees. You can connect with them and ask for advice or their testimonial. Don’t be too intense or come on too strong, tho! You might seem like a stalker and scare them off.
Try to attend job fairs, — now with COVID-19 you can register for virtual job fairs, too — they are a great opportunity to network with recruiters. Also, don’t forget to have your social media channels on point. Some recruiters take the time to search for the candidate’s profiles to see if they would be a good fit for the company or not.
Interviews work both ways
Be prepared to answer the interview questions, but also have a list of questions to ask the recruiter. This is your chance to know every detail you would like to know about the position and the company. Ask about your daily tasks, duties, the company culture, the work environment, and more.
Make sure the job is a good fit
Now you are aware of your talents, strengths, and weaknesses. You know what kind of tasks you would have to do and the milestones you need to reach. You know that you are capable of completing the challenge ahead. You have learned about the company culture, its core values, and the work environment. So, evaluate the offer carefully: Is this the kind of company that would make you proud to work for? The kind of company that would make you get out of bed really happy to start the workday? Do you agree with all the terms and conditions in the contract?
Think about it. Finding a company, you’ll love will secure a lifetime of happiness!
At Job Duck, we help incredible people find amazing jobs working from home for businesses based in the United States. Our application process is tough, competition is fierce, and we’re very selective. This is how we find the best of the best and why our team is so happy. If you’re up to the challenge of a multiple-part application process that includes a quiz, and you’re looking for an incredible company to work for, please apply HERE.
Meet our team! We are 30 employees (we started being only 5 of us back in 2018), and we all love our company. We have placed more than 150 virtual assistants with U.S. employers. Our goal is to have 500 virtual assistants placed by the end of 2021.