Is 2017 the year you want to move up the career ladder and start looking for a new job that is more rewarding and fulfilling? If so, then here are some tips on how to get on the rungs to success. And if you’re interested in more of my work posts, follow the click.
Value Your Experience
The way you communicate your experience to potential employers is one of the key ways into a new job. So many people put run of the mill wording on their resume. Then in interviews, they become so rehearsed, that what they are saying sounds like they are reading it from an autocue. Instead, think about all you have to offer and value your experience. If you have been a stay-at-home mom, perhaps you are good at organizing budgets, planning fundraisers and being authoritative. If you are an office junior, maybe you are extremely motivated, brimming with new ideas and can offer a fresh perspective. Communicating your achievements through real life examples is one of the best ways to get noticed by your interviewee. Value your own experience, else how are you going to get anyone else to?
Get Smart With Your Job Searches
There are many ways to search for a job. You can conduct online searches at targeted industries using companies such as Hyperec. You can make sure your CV and LinkedIn profile is up to date and ready to make an impact. You can also use LinkedIn to search for jobs. Ask around and put the work out there that you are looking for a new job. Getting a referral into a new employer gives you a much higher chance of landing an interview. Make sure you attend networking events where you have a chance to meet people in business in fields that interest you. And also check the contact list of colleagues you have built up over the years and see if anyone may be able to help.
Know You Can Do The Job
Before you attend your interview, find out everything you possibly can about the company and the job. Make sure you can do the job from the get go. We know that sometimes you will need training and acclimatization for a new role. But if the interviewer sees that you already have most of the skills to do the job successfully you are more likely to make the shortlist. Even if you don’t have all the skills required try and demonstrate that you still have the aptitude to perform the role with ease. For employees, it’s a chore having to train up new people. So if you can show that you can hit the ground running, you are more likely to get that second interview.
Connection And Leadership Skills
Two of the most wanted skills in an interview are showing that you have a human connection and that you have leadership skills. No matter how good you may be at the job, you need to build rapport with your interviewer and show him you will easily fit into the team. No matter how tough you might need to be in your role, nearly all companies require ‘people skills.’ And the same goes for leadership. If you show you can organize, communicate and lead people, you will be a valuable asset to a company. Try and demonstrate this by the way you conduct yourself in the interview and also by examples of your work experience so far.