Growing up, you may have had a dream job you really wanted or a career that you just could not wait to begin. Over time, however, your desires and passions likely shifted, and you may have landed in a job that is less than satisfying or fulfilling on a grand scale.
So, if you are looking to change your current path and you are ready to start a brand new chapter, finding the right job is one of the most important first steps you can take.
How to Find the Right Job for You Finding a job or lifetime career path that is right for you is not always a simple decision. As humans, we are complex, interesting, and unique individuals, all with varied interests and hobbies that require our attention from time to time. When you are in the process of seeking out and applying for a new job, there are a few questions to ask yourself before submitting an application or asking friends and other business contacts for leads, such as:
Am I searching for a full or part-time job?
How long do I intend to work at this job?
Do I intend to make my next job my career?
What am I missing in my current job or position that I am looking for from a new one?
Am I willing to relocate or am I restricted to a specific location or city for my work?
How flexible am I willing to be if I am offered a dream position that is located in another city, state, or even internationally?
Identifying and Finding the Right Job In order to successfully identify career paths and job opportunities that are right for you, it is important to assess your own skills and abilities, as well as your own personality traits that are likely to cross over into the workplace.
What Skills Do You Have? What Are You Good At? Create a list of the skills and abilities you have learned or that you innately possess. Are you a natural artist with the ability to sketch from memory? Do you find yourself drawn to fixing or repairing items? Do you enjoy editing and copywriting? Are you a lover of communicating with others, socializing, teaching, and spreading awareness? The more in-tune you become with who you are as a person and as an individual, the more confident you will feel in yourself once you begin seeking out jobs and careers, even if you are doing so in entirely new industries unfamiliar to you
It will be important to understand your key strengths and abilities once you begin piecing together a resume or building a portfolio for your work. Some essential skills employers are looking for include:
Organizational Skills/Attention to Detail
Communicator/Enjoys working with others but can also work alone
Self-driven and committed with a strong work ethic
Eager to learn and grow
Excited to help build the company and/or the brand
The Best Way to Apply for a Job
Applying for a job can still be done in person today, although there are many easier alternatives including online and smartphone applications. If you are applying for multiple jobs or positions, it is highly advisable to do so via your computer or smartphone to keep better track of your submissions, applications, and any feedback or responses you receive.
What Does the Standard Application Process Entail?
The standard application process requires you to submit details such as your name, telephone number, email address, and in many cases, a cover letter. You should update and edit the cover letter you send to each potential employer to tailor it for individual positions you are interested in. Once you have submitted the basic information, you will need to upload and submit a relevant and current resume. If possible, sharing a professional portfolio website or an official website of your own can help to make a positive and professional impression on prospective hiring managers.
Tips to Land an Interview
Landing an interview can be done by creating a complete and visually appealing resume that highlights skills, abilities, and experiences that are considered relevant to a hiring manager or employer. Additionally, taking your time to fill out your application and checking for grammatical and spelling errors can help significantly when it comes to making a positive first impression.
The process of applying for a new job can be tedious and extremely stressful if you are unsure of when you will hear back or if you are working on a limited timeline and need to generate an income. Periodically check in on the status of your application with an online platform (if available), or by reaching out to headhunters, employers, or hiring managers who have received your application and resume. When sending emails or corresponding via phone, it’s important to be polite and respectful, thanking them for their time and consideration. Always remember that if you are not chosen for the jobs you are interested in immediately, it is important to never give up. Sometimes in life, you have to push and keep yourself motivated until you achieve the goals you have set for yourself.
What steps can you take to begin the process of finding the right job?
What are you missing before you can begin the application process?
If you need further assistance in assessing your skills and determining what career is right for you, feel free to contact us. We are always here to help!