HOW TO BE JOB READY AND FIND CORRECT JOB
Finding employment can be a real challenge. Job seekers are trying everything they can think of to get a job, but they don’t always hear back from the employers they are submitting applications to. Some applicants may even consider undervaluing themselves to improve their odds of being picked up by an employer, even when these positions/workplaces are not aligned with their education, qualifications or interests. Some new graduates also face challenges for not having enough experience or professional connections in their fields, which can put an early stop to their prospective career-path. These barriers may all exist, but they should not be seen as reasons to stop you from moving forward.
We have to start somewhere and for that I had highlighted some of the steps here to get started on job hunting.
1) Build your personal brand. This might include polishing up your image on social media, getting involved in online and offline professional groups and reaching out to other professionals in your field. While building your personal brand requires time and commitment, it’s a strategy that can help you now as well as in the future.
2) Build your portfolio by taking on unpaid work. Taking on some volunteer work can help improving your resume. Taking on short-term unpaid or low-paying internships can give you additional experience in your chosen specialty, and can increase your chances of being the perfect candidate for your dream job.
3) Perfect your resume. Take some time to perfect your resume, CV or portfolio to adequately showcase your skills, education and experience.
4) Treat the job hunt as a full time job. As well said by Leslie G. Griffen, an HR consultant, career coach and principal of The Griffen Group. “It is a full-time job, probably the hardest one you’ll ever have.” So,Its important to take it seriously as your job.
5) Take an online course to develop your skills. Whether you’re looking for a job in a new field or just wanting to upgrade your current skill set, taking an online course can help your resume get noticed. Not only does it give you new skills, it shows that you’re motivated and willing to do what it takes to better yourself and get the right job.
6) Let your network know you’re looking. According to this article in The Wall Street Journal, up to 80% of jobs are filled without employer advertising. While this number seems rather high, we do know that many jobs never make it onto an official job posting. So, it’s better to be active in your network and let them know that you are looking for opportunity so they can tell you about opening in their workplace.
7) Get on LinkedIn. Our LinkedIn profile is a professional landing page for you to manage your personal brand. A LinkedIn profile is a great way for you to let people know who you are, what you stand for, and what you’re interested in.
8) Stay motivated and don’t stress. And last but not the least and most important thing for job hunting is to be motivated. Don’t loose hope it will take time but in last it will be fruitful.
Following all this is important but there are many other to focus too. And one of them is to develop your soft skills. And, besides, hard skills can be easily taught or developed on the job, but soft skills are those set of skills that employees must already possess prior to joining an organization.
In the modern working world, degrees and certificates are not enough on their own. Soft skills are just as important as hard skills. Soft skills are the personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. You cannot learn soft skills in a day. You need to practise often to develop them. Find the soft skills you would like to improve on and then make a plan to learn and practise them. Remember that practice makes perfect.
Here I had highlighted some of them for you
1. Good Communication Skills
2. Time Management
3. Problem-Solving Attitude
4.Ability to Make Presentations
6.Assisting Fellow Workmates
7.Having a Strong Work Ethic
8.Learning to Take Initiatives
9.Flexibility and Adaptability
10. Ability to Handle Stress
So, better start brushing them they are going to help you most.
So, in the last I just want to say Job Hunting can be stressful but it’s your positivity and dedication which is going to help you in getting a perfect job in the last.
ALL THE BEST EVERYONE, HOPE IT WILL HELP
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