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15.09.19

10 days to increasing your job search success

 

 

We know how frustrating finding a new job can be.

So to help give you the best start, we’ve put together a series of 10 tips to boost your job search success – even if you aren’t looking right now. These tips will help build your profile and define what you’re looking for, so that when the time is right, you’ll be in a great position to hit the ground running.

Of course everyone’s career path is different, so this doesn’t guarantee you’ll land a new job straight away. But it will help increase your chances of landing an interview for the role you do want, and sooner.

 

So let’s get started with our first tip!

 

Day 1 challenge: Set your career goals

Defining your career goals before starting out on a job search will help identify what you want to accomplish, and how you’re going to get there. Being clear on what you want will save you a lot of time too by not submitting applications and sitting through interviews for roles that won’t help you achieve your goals or that you don’t really want.

To help define your career goals:

  1. Determine which aspects of your job that you enjoy and want to do more of. Write a list if it helps and you’ll soon see a pattern forming. Is it the company? Do you need more of a challenge? More leadership opportunities?
  2. Set realistic expectations and look for positions that will broaden your skills and provide stepping stones. This is an important step as whilst it’s important to be ambitious and set goals for growth in your career, it’s equally important to take into account your skills and experience and know the steps you need to take to get there.
  3. Create a list of companies you want to work for, and why.  Knowing the workplace environment you work your best in, the culture you want to be a part of, projects etc will help shape your search.

 

Ask yourself: is your current role meeting your career goals? Is there opportunity for growth? If not, what steps do you need to take to progress?

 

Take some time to set your career goals, and constantly refer back to them – even if you aren’t actively looking for a job right now. Goals are great motivation in our personal and work lives, and if it’s time to take the next steps, knowing what you’re working towards will help in the success of your job search.

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