11 Apr Getting Ready for Finding a Job You Will Love
It can be frustrating for job seekers in today’s employment market. Finding a job you will love is the best outcome, so take the time and prepare before scouting the classified ads. Figuring out what they want and what they need to do in order to get what they want is possibly the most useful first thing someone can do.
It sounds obvious, but a thorough appraisal of their skills and talents is often not the way people begin their job hunt. The temptation is to scan the available positions, either in the local newspaper or perhaps an online job listing service, and see which ones look like good (or at least tolerable) fits with their resume or employment profile. Unfortunately, this doesn’t allow much opportunity for change as it tends to result in people getting a new job that is very much like their old job.
A list of skills and abilities will help someone keep their ambitions and aspirations in mind. Perhaps they are competent with engine maintenance and repair but never considered that as a fulfilling job. Maybe they’ve been in banking since graduation, but would really love to work in the field of daycare. Whatever it is, it’s important to let ideas flow without censorship.
Once they know what they want and can offer, people find the endless parade of classified ads and help wanted signs a lot easier to process. With their focus clearly on a job that will excited and energize them, it is harder to distract a job seeker who is prepared in this way. An offered job that isn’t exactly what they are looking for will be less likely to pull them away from the search for a great job.
Self-evaluation and a clear statement of your goals and expectations are the first preparatory steps in finding a job you will love. With focus and confidence the search will be less distracting, and with the assistance of friends it will be much easier to secure employment that works best for you.