Looking for new career opportunities when you have a position at a current job can be intimidating. We are creatures of habit and once we get comfortable with a routine, it can seem overwhelming to start over. However, if you let yourself get too complacent at the same company, you could be missing out on some amazing opportunities.
Or maybe you don’t have a current job and are simply exploring the job market. No matter what the reason is, don’t limit your professional growth for a desired industry. Take the first step towards a successful career search by first considering these six things.
Ask yourself what you want from your future employers. This is an important question to ask yourself before you start applying anywhere. Were you happy at your old position? Are you interested in working at a small, medium or large corporation? What kind of company culture are you looking for? These are all important factors to consider.
Make a list of what you bring to the table. What skill set do you have that will make you an invaluable employee? What will make you stand out from the other candidates? You should have a list of very specific skill sets you have acquired and be able to confidentially discuss them.
Make a “to-do” list. “To-do” lists are important when you are on the job hunt. They help you realize what your top priorities are and how to manage your time accordingly. Make a list of your top 20 projects to complete. Pick your top 5 and set a time limit to have them completed by. Then repeat this pattern until your to-do list is gone! This will help you keep a work-life-job search balance.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the process, take a little break! It’s important to not become too stressed out by the job search process. Sometimes you just need to take a step back, so if you need some down time, take it!
Make sure all of your social media is up-to-date. Undercover Recruiter completed studies showing that if you network on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+, your chances of being found by a recruiter increases by 46%. This is also a great way to start building your brand. By networking the internet, you will have more opportunities come your way from people you may never have technically “met”.
Use a staffing agency! TRC has been in the staffing business for over 35 years and has all types of clients looking to hire all the time. It’s as simple as looking at the open positions on TRC Staffing Services job board and applying. We have multiple locations across the nation, so take a look to see which one is closest to you.