The Job Market

By: Professional-Resumes.com


It is true to say that the world is becoming an increasingly small place. This is very much the case for today’s workforce where reputations precede candidates into interviews and networking is an important part of every job search.

There are many considerations for candidates to consider prior to securing a job interview. Will they have a resume professionally prepared? Should they blast their resume across the Internet taking in the enormous amount of employers casting their nets about in today’s widely used technological world of recruitment or should they rely on the more traditional methods available and network effectively?

Before you can even begin to think about any of the above you must research the job market in which you are moving. A successful approach is to job searching is a targeted approach.

To be the candidate of choice in your field with so many highly placed professionals looking for the same roles, you must target positions that meet your experience and needs rather than thinking about positions that you are neither qualified or experienced to perform.

There is little merit in applying for every position you see advertised and it is inevitable that you become frustrated if you are unsuccessful in securing many of these roles.

For this reason it is vitally important that you target strategic roles for which you are ably suited and for which you will be among the candidates of choice, thus giving you a very clear advantage and equal footing with the competition.

Determining your job requirements and career aspirations is vital to conducting an effective job search and as you plan your job-hunting strategy ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What defines your ideal role?
  2. What kind of company/organization do you wish to work for?
  3. What position are you most interested in?
  4. What career advancement opportunities are available to you?
  5. What further education opportunities are available to you?
  6. What activities/responsibilities would be included in your ideal job description?
  7. What level of responsibility do you wish to assume?
  8. What factors motivate you in your working life?
  9. Do you wish to manage staff and if so in what volume?
  10. Is teamwork your preference or do you prefer to work on your own?
  11. Do you prefer to work at local level or at headquarters?
  12. How ambitious are you and would this company meet your ambitions?
Answering these questions honestly will provide you with a very clear insight into what is important to you and why. From here you will be in a position to make choices about the roles for which you are suited to and those, which you are evidently not. It will also enable you to identify gaps in your experience and education and steer you in a very clear direction when targeting specific roles or companies.

Your desired role must challenge and fulfil you if you are prove successful in your new role. Do not accept a role simply because you feel that you may not get the opportunity to secure anything better. This is not adequate. Be optimistic and ambitious about what you want for yourself and take your time. Secure a job in which you will be satisfied and positive and from where you will learn and grow in experience and knowledge.

From Professional-Resumes.com