While deciding to change jobs finally is already a big decision, turning that decision into reality can still make you feel frustrated along the way.
The good news is, preparing for it as early as now can help you see that things are moving in the right direction.
Outline your ideal job description
Factor in your strengths and areas of interest, and think about the areas you like or dislike about your current role. Use this ideal description to start your job search off right.
Make a career planning timeline
Start asking around
Subscribe to notifications and newsletters
Most job search sites allow you to tailor a search by relevant criteria such as salary rate and travel distance and send you notifications each time there is a new and relevant job opening.
Connect to recruiters
If you’re a top-notch candidate, a good recruiter may offer to take over your job search exclusively. This set-up provides you with a dedicated resource that works hard to find the perfect job that you want. This option saves you from the trouble of having to talk to and work with lots of different recruitment agencies.
Refresh and update your knowledge
Make time to do research daily
Increase your engagement on LinkedIn
Further, make sure that your profile is up to date and appropriately worded to make it more appealing to potential new employers. Upload your most recent photo and complete your details, especially your most recent experience and expertise. LinkedIn also allows your contacts to endorse your skills and leave testimonials, so take the opportunity to ask your best colleagues to give you a recommendation on the platform.
Your current job can give you a lot of opportunities that will help you boost your chances of landing that next perfect role you’ve always wanted. For example, if you wish to boost your professional image online, volunteer to write blogs and other thought leadership content for your company newsletter.
Look into any suitable training or development opportunities you can take to improve your skillset. Be ready to accept new responsibilities or take on new areas of work that may boost your credentials.
Widen your skillset
Update your CV
Refresh your wardrobe
A smart, professional attire builds confidence in the wearer and helps to make a great first impression. Examine your wardrobe and find out if you’ve got a suitable outfit, or if now is the perfect time to invest in a new look. Consider updating your essentials as well, as you may have several interviews or meetings to attend.
Let Watkins & Associates help you in landing that perfect job. We provide a range of job opportunities in various industries. We also help companies in looking for top-notch employees. To learn more about our services, you can get in touch with us at 713.334.4342 or [email protected]