18 January 2022
Highlight: Keep these five tips in mind when looking for your dream job, whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional.
Job hunting can be an exciting and interesting experience because it requires planning, decision making, connecting with new people, and impressing potential employers with your education, knowledge, personality, and skills. However, it can also be a time of repeated disappointments. You will always be up against candidates who are more qualified or experienced. If you do not have a degree, you will compete with those who do, and if you do not have experience in your chosen field, you will compete with those who do.
As unattainable as a dream job may appear, you can make a move with the proper amount of forethought and preparation. Here are five pointers to get you started.
The first and most important job-winning tip is to begin your job search on the right foot. This will entail looking for the right jobs in the right places and then submitting applications in the proper format.
Recent accomplishments, newly acquired skills, and current job title are just a few examples of resume updates that should be made at least once a year. While your resume must be current and complete, it should also stand out. Customize your resume by emphasizing the most relevant skills to the position for which you are applying.
LinkedIn is a public representation of your professional self as well as an important networking and job search tool.
Make sure your profile photo looks professional and clear. If you don’t have a suitable photograph, hiring a professional photographer to take one for LinkedIn (or any other social media platform) is a financial investment in yourself and your career.
Check that the dates and job descriptions on your LinkedIn profile do not contradict those on your CV.
If you want to keep your job search private from your employer and coworkers, make sure to turn off Activity Broadcasts in your privacy settings.
In 2021, networking will be your most useful weapon. A resume and cover letter will not get you very far in your search for the ideal job. To gain recognition, instead, build a professional network, connect with the right people, and make acquaintances with key people in your field.
Attend networking events, make phone calls, talk to people at social gatherings, and spread the word that you are looking for work. You’ll be surprised how far this gets you.
Networking frequently allows you to learn about upcoming vacancies that have not yet been advertised.
The jack of all trades wins the race in 2021. To a large extent, modern work culture blurs the distinct differences between job roles. That is why learning more and more about the skills related to your primary job role is extremely beneficial. Make the most of your free time by learning new skills.
Investigate the Internet, set up informational interviews, enroll in relevant coursework, and make arrangements to work on-site at a company in your chosen field.
Don’t wait for the stars to align. Instead, apply before a position becomes available. You can contact an organization to express your enthusiasm for their work and interest in a position, regardless of whether they are hiring or not. This will set you apart and keep you at the top of the list for when positions become available.
If you’re ready to pursue your dream job, follow this process, and doors will open for you. It’s a different mindset; rather than a scarcity mindset; it’s an opportunity and attraction mindset. Go after your dream job right now. Keep in mind that you are more qualified than you realize.
Job searching does not have to be time-consuming. You can save time and increase your exposure to employers who are looking to hire if you have the right resources and a game plan.
Make no compromises in your job hunt. It may take some time to get the job you deserve, but don’t give up and accept any job that comes your way. Instead, work on improving your skills and abilities to get closer to your dream job.
You could also read our blog on becoming a self-made billionaire to get motivated to look for your dream job. If you are a first-time employee, here is an investment guide for first-time jobbers if you’re looking for some investment advice.