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Tips on Finding Your Dream Job

2022 looks like it will be a good year for job seekers. But, this doesn’t mean that everyone is having an easy time finding the work they want.

Even in today’s economy, job opportunities can vary widely depending on your preferred industry, skill level, and competencies.

  • Keep this in mind, as well: The market could quickly soften if economic conditions change and/or the automation of jobs – another emerging trend – expands. So, if you’re serious about landing your dream job, act now, while things are still in your favor.

Here are some time-tested tips, which hold true regardless of the current supply/demand balance:

Set goals.

Your first step toward job search success is to set precise, attainable goals. To help you find clarity as you do so, you need to figure out exactly what you want to do and where you want to do it. It’s that simple – and that profoundly challenging.

  • Are you trying to move up your current career ladder or find a new one to climb and conquer?
  • Be sure your smaller, midpoint, as well as larger, end game goals, are SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.

Schedule time to job hunt.

Your own unique formula for how much time you spend on your job search is based on your life, current work circumstances, and goals. There’s no right or wrong answer. But:

  • Create a schedule. Plan on dedicating a set amount of time each day to whatever activities will help you get hired. You can further break this down into specific tasks such as composing and refining your job search communications, searching and applying for positions online, networking and attending job fairs.

Research companies that interest you.

Impressing interviewers isn’t just about showcasing your skills, education, and experience – although these are all important considerations. But it’s just as critical to know as much as possible about the company you’re interviewing with.

  • Look for information on a company’s history, culture, achievements, and products, and services. How long have they been in business? Who is their CEO? Have they recently or are they planning to expand? What else has happened recently affecting this organization?
  • Interviewers want to know you would be a dedicated team member if hired. Doing your homework ahead of time shows your interest in a company and your attention to detail – both desirable qualities in job candidates.

Network.

Networking makes you known to employers and/or to the people who might recommend you to them. It also helps you to get to know people in your field who can offer advice and help in your job search.

  • Preference is often given to personal connections. For starters, you may never even hear of a job opening unless you know an employer or one of their connections. Secondly, many open jobs are never advertised, and those that are tend to attract a flood of competition. So, use your face-to-face, online and virtual networks to your best possible advantage.

As you find and land your perfect job, consider partnering with PrideStaff Fresno. In areas including production, manufacturing, accounting and finance, IT, legal support, healthcare, and more, we can connect you to full-time, temporary, and temp-to-hire positions in the Central Valley and beyond. Contact us today to hear more.


 

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