Is finding a new job at the top of your list for 2021?
If yes, we have some important tips that will help you as you journey to find work in the recovering job market.
- Forget what worked in the past and learn what’s new.
Standards we thought we knew about the hiring process have changed but don’t let that overwhelm you, take advantage of it.
A vast majority of companies are now supporting remote work and seeking new hires with non-traditional backgrounds and talents.
This means you should take the leap of faith and apply for that position you may have previously skipped due to geography and concerns of being underqualified.
Don’t underestimate yourself or your work history!
- Reverse-engineer your job search.
Hopefully you used some of your quarantine time to think about where you want your career to go and created a plan on how to get there.
Rather than searching for a specific job title think out of the box.
Ask yourself: Who in your field do you admire?
What employers are known to aid in career growth?
What is the best company in your industry?
Then continue to network and build relationships within your desired company and learn why people enjoy working there. Establishing these connections may get you on the radar or a hiring manager when an opportunity does arise.
It’s not just who you know, but who you CAN know.
Build your network one person at a time!
- Empower yourself and avoid being desperate.
If you are going after what you want, you cannot be desperate. It puts you at a disadvantage and hiring managers can spot that quickly.
Empower yourself as a candidate and be a problem solver versus a job seeker.
The distinction may be small but it is powerful.
Job seekers go into interviews only looking to fill an open role; while problem solvers go on a mission to find the facts and determine how their skill can align with the problem the employer is trying to solve.
Ask yourself –
What is the main objective of the job?
What new ideas can I bring to improve the role?
Finally, consider the value of changing your perspective and be the best version of yourself no matter what the job title is.
Written By: Morgan Henry