Finding and landing that “right” job is not so much about the availability of openings as much as the quality and technique of your research. Browsing on the internet in search of jobs will show you uncountable job openings but the trick is in finding the right job for you. The job that you are motivated to go at every morning and a company that you’re happy to contribute to in every way you can.
What is the use of putting so much effort into searching for a job that is not even right for you? The research says that most of the current workforce is NOT working in that supposed “right” job for them. Let us change that!
Before You Start The Search
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What is the single most important information required for any kind of search activity? It is “what exactly are we searching for?” Without knowing in detail what you are looking for, your search efforts are going to be absolutely futile. So the first step is to analyze and zero down on what exactly are you hunting. Lay out what you liked and disliked about your previous job. If it is your first job, try to recall what parts of your syllabus you enjoyed the most. Does any of your friends’ profession fascinate you? What are the trends, topics, and discussion you most passionately follow? If the financial aspect of it is ignored, which job would you choose? Answer all these questions and figure out what you want.
Once you know what you want, you also need to analyze your skills and experience in order to see if it compliments your desire. It is always safe and wise to work out multiple job criteria and rank them in order of your preference. You can also draw the “must have features” for your choice of jobs in order to further help the filtration process.
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With a solid idea of what you want in a job plus a fine understanding of the skills you bring on the table, it’s time to commit to the job hunting process. While searching for the job, you should use all the resources at your disposal including your time. Search online via websites, search in the newspapers, search on LinkedIn, search on the social media, and so on. Do not leave any stone unturned because you never know where your right job is hiding itself. Also, never underestimate the power of networking. The most interesting jobs are sometimes hidden from the public eyes.
During the search process, your focus should be more on the job ingredients that just the title. Describe what you want from your job to people and take suggestions on the basis of that. Even when you are searching, try to go through the Job Description instead of short-listing merely on the basis of a given title.
Another important aspect of job search is the assessment of the marketplace. It is possible that the job you are looking for is not in very high demand at the moment. In such a scenario, you will have to either prepare yourself for fierce competition or broaden the spectrum of your choice.
We really hope that you find yourself the “right” job and then never have to look back. All the best!