If you are thinking about looking for a new job, you are not alone. A recent Prudential survey indicates that 26% of Americans will be job hunting this year, and other studies put that number at nearly half of all workers.
That means you will have plenty of competition to get the job you want.
If you are serious about finding a really good position, you need to have a strategy. That is to say, you don’t want to send out lots of applications and hope that you will end up with a great offer.
Begin by not only thinking about the job that would make you happy and how your experience would make you ideal for the position. Finding a job is about selling yourself to a potential employer and helping them find you. Post your credentials on Linked In and other online sources. Rather than writing paragraphs about your credentials, list the highlights that make you unique.
Think about what is the most important part of a job for you. Is it pay? Is it satisfaction? What kind of benefits is important to you? Thinking about this in advance will help you determine which jobs to apply for. It is also good to know what is important to you just in case you get a job offer.
Be flexible when considering opportunities. Since Covid, employers have rewritten job descriptions, and new types of jobs have been created or combined. People who worked in some professions a few years ago now work out of their homes rather than in an office. Are you OK with that? Or, if you have enjoyed working from your living room, are you OK with returning to an office building?
If you have a job you like, It’s also wise to take your time. Don’t rush the process and end up in a position you won’t enjoy. Don’t necessarily accept the first offer you get, and make sure it meets your qualifications and interest.
If you are out of work because of Covid, your strategy might need to be different. You might have to accept a less-than-satisfactory position to stabilize your bank account.
All of these steps, and those that I have outlined in my online course, “Finding The Job You Want.” will give you a head start on others looking for a new job. I’ve added a lot of new information that addresses the post-Covid employment world. Check out HERE. And good luck.
A Message From Dave Edwards:
I’m proud that I’ve helped many prepare for the job hunt. I’ve put into practice what I’ve learned from 30+ years in management, hiring hundreds of individuals, and reviewing thousands of applications.
I know what it will take for your application to stand out from all of the rest.
And that’s the basis for my new online video course, “Getting The Job You Want.”
The six-module course is nearly one and a half hours focusing on key areas such as:
- Module 1 – Completing A Self Evaluation of your skills and your career path.
- Module 2 – Customizing your resume and cover letter
- Module 3 – How to be successful in your job interviews
- Module 4 – What you need to focus on after the interviews are over
- Module 5 – We will look at outcomes, including how to negotiate your new salary.
- Module 6 – Next steps you need to take once you get a new job
- Plus, Module 7 is full of bonuses. Most recently, we have added content related to how the hiring process has changed since the early days of Covid-19. Most materials will be added in the future.
- Also included is a 57-page companion coursebook.
Don’t search for a job without a strategy.
Sign up for “Getting The Job You Want” and have an advantage over everyone else.