Familiar? This is probably the first question you’ll have in mind when searching for that perfect job. We all know that perfecting your résumé is the first step to land on your dream job. But even so, it is still tough to stand out from the rest of the crowd. The job market is one competitive place and a strong résumé isn’t enough to keep you on top. You need innovative approach in order to capture the attention of potential clients.
Let me help you by providing you these helpful steps on how to land on your dream job.
Step 1: Ask Yourself What You Really Want
Before you start with your job search, you basically need to figure out what you really want. You can ask yourself about what you want for your new job, what your day-to-day would be like – and up to asking what the overall company cultures are.
On the side note, randomly applying for jobs on various platforms will surely get you nowhere. It’s like you’re chasing something for nothing. Instead, understand what you are after. This will help guide you on establishing a specific job search plan.
Step 2: Figure out Your Personal Brand
Now that you have your job search plan, the next step for you to do is to figure out your story. It’s time to get those past experiences and skills together that will be used on your next dream job. Understanding your story well does not just help in the interview process, but also on the overall application and networking efforts.
So make sure to establish that story and do not make unnecessary tales. You can also set a competitive edge over the other to keep your brand on top.
Step 3: Network is King
This is really important. Sometimes you may ask yourself on whether to network or not. I know this can be tough, but we need to have an open mind in order for this to work. So, as you are job searching, reach out to see those who are open to chatting and tell them what your goals are. It’s a matter of either to network or no work?
Always remember that you need to get out of your comfort zone and get that application working. You’ll never know the power of networking until you have tried it. There’s no harm in trying, right?
Step 4: Keep Yourself Updated
Moving forward, you need to regularly keep yourself updated. This does not only cover the latest trends on the job market but also specific strategies in landing your dream job. This will give you the upper hand and will eventually lead you to the right career path.
Other things you can do is to keep your online presence updated. One particular is LinkedIn. Just remember to keep your LinkedIn profile for your career and not for your personal matters. There are other avenues for that. So let’s keep our LinkedIn for professional matter.
One last piece of advice: Believe in yourself!
Differentiating yourself from others can be a powerful tool, but when done wrongly it can do a lasting damage to your career path. Always display professionalism so as to stand out from the rests of the crowd. As they say, “confidence is a book itself”, so believe in yourself – it can lead you as far as you know it.
Now get that dream job that you really want! Remember to identify your wants and take it to your advantage.
Happy New Year and looking forward for another fun-filled year ahead!