Finding the Right Job


Finding the Right Job

Once you’ve made the decision to embark on a new career, you need to know how to find the right job. Faced with the vast array of job search resources available, this process can seem daunting. Don’t stress; here are some tips on how to find the best career opportunities for you in today’s global marketplace:

Research:

Researching is a crucial step on the path to occupational bliss. Start by making a list of the kinds of jobs that appeal to you, even just a little bit, and rank them in order of interest. Then spend some time researching each job individually. There are plenty of web resources available to help you with this step, but making a list of your preferences first will help you sift through the mass assortment of information available to find what is relevant for you. Assess key trade publications and websites that cover the sector, field, or qualifications that you are looking to work toward. Depending on the direction you are heading towards these can vary significantly. By using these industry and job specific resources, you can also keep up to date on the key news items, trends, and growth opportunities that are directly relevant to your job search.

Ask Around:

Try to find people you know who are already working in the jobs you want – acquaintances, relatives, neighbors, your parents’ friends, anyone! Talk to them about what the job involves on a day-to-day basis - you’ll want to know the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Network:

Networking is another powerful job search tool. It’s a good idea to become active on sector or job specific chat rooms; connecting with others who have inside knowledge or advice can be both informative and also will open you up to the opportunity of meeting contacts who may be looking for someone with just your background and qualifications. As part of your research phase, you can also find networking events in your area that relate to your industry. Additionally, many jobs nowadays have professional associations that are a great resource for information about the kind of tasks involved in the job, the requirements, and the career prospects.

If you are still unsure or wary about diving into the job market, you can contact one of Activesoft’s career experts for help. We would love to hear from you.