New year, new job! Having a job that you love is one of those things everybody looks for. Everyone around us is always on the lookout for new opportunities, especially at the beginning of the year. If you just graduated, are looking for a new career opportunity, or just want to improve your job search skills, we have some tips to help you land a new job.
Identify your skills
First of all, you want a job that you enjoy. Identifying your strengths and weaknesses will go a long way in finding the most suitable position for you. You can even include what you like to do, like your preferred hobbies. What do you like to do in your free time? There may already be a job offer for what you do best, something you might want to specialize in, or an area you’d like to get more experience. After perfectly identifying those skills and interests, move on to the next step.
Personalize your resume
Once you’ve found your skills and interests, it’s time to put them on your resume. Each job will have its own requirements, so be sure to add skills that may match the job description of your interest, even those that you think are not relevant.
WARNING: Always make sure to read the entire job description. Not only to find out if it’s something that you would enjoy doing. Sometimes, recruiters include instructions that you need to follow in order to apply successfully. If you want to apply successfully to one of our job offers, we suggest that you read this BLOG.
Take advantage of social networks
Depending on the nature and type of job you are looking for, you should take the time to broaden your job search. Platforms like LinkedIn can connect you with a world full of professionals. LinkedIn can also introduce you to top industry experts and employers who will greatly help you land your next position.
Networking is a crucial part of any job search. Establishing a relationship with recruiters and employers will show that you are interested in finding a new job. Also, make sure to reflect who you are on everything you share on your public profiles (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook,…). Many recruiters look for your profile to see if you would match with their company’s core values.
Prepare for interviews
Finally, make sure you do your homework when you are invited to a job interview. Study your employer. This will show you are motivated and dedicated to working for the company.
Each job offer will have its own timeline. So we recommend that you dedicate some time to your job search and be patient. Don’t just apply to every job offer you find. Apply to the ones that you are really interested in.
In conclusion, whether you are a recent graduate or looking for a new career opportunity, finding a new job can take a long time. Getting the right position could take longer than you thought and can cause stress in the process. If this is the case, it is best to maintain a positive mindset during your job search, as well as an attitude of interest. That way, the work you get will exceed your expectations. It could turn out to be not only the right job but the job you needed for growth and to rise within your industry of interest.