There are not a lot of jobs out in the market due to this economy. Depending on your industry, you might even find your company shrinking or even the role that you are having not relevant to the market anymore. If you are looking for a job, fresh from college or you are just looking around for something better, something new. Read on.. Today’s article might help you.
Change your Mindset
Instead of asking are there any jobs for me, ask are you suitable for the job you wanted. Pick a few jobs that you want or desire to go into, ask yourself if you have the relevant skills and experience that the job requires. The key word here is AND. With an abundance of unemployment talents out there, probably vying for the same position, it is no longer experience or skill or education. Likely it will be the employers’ market and boy, I bet my top dollar, they will pick the cream of the crop. That means they will look at AND.
The easiest way is to go and see if the skill can be acquired with a short course. The better way is to start from a lower position to acquire both the skill and the experience. However, if you have been mid-level staffers, this is going to dent your resume and your income. You can afford it, go for it, you might find it a lot more rewarding.
This is much harder. While skills can be bought by money – taking courses to fill up your weak areas but with no experience means the employers have to trust your words that you are good enough on theory. If you are already holding a job, ask for a departmental lateral transfer instead.
Change Your Attitude
Attitude says everything about you. You can be a Ph.D. holder and have more than 10 years of experience behind your back but if you come with an attitude that makes it difficult for anyone to work with you, you are hardly the choice of hire. Unless, of course, you are a genius but not everyone is Bill Gates.
Reality Check by Others
Sometimes we can’t see our own faults and often kept in the dark what more can be done to improve ourselves. Getting opinions from others and opening your ears to listen to them is important to your growth. We may think we are ready for a certain job out there but others may not feel so. Asking why sometimes may be the best thing you can do to help yourself push your limits even further.
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