The Last Minute Job Search
Many a time, job seekers try to rush in the last minute and may commit mistakes during the job search process. The sooner you start, the better are...
Many a time, job seekers try to rush in the last minute and may commit mistakes during the job search process. The sooner you start, the better are your chances of getting a better job.
Problems you face when you search in the last minute:
- You can't prepare well for the interviews; Selecting suitable job profile or company may not be possible due to time constraint
- You may choose the wrong job or company
- You may compromise on your role, scope, salary and other benefits
- You may opt whatever comes in because you do not have time to think and decide
- Because of these unsatisfactory things, you may again look for another job after working there for a couple of weeks/months.
Here are the tips for you to prepare yourself for the next job....
- Prepare your long term plans - Pay attention to your interests: Think of what you like outside of work. Explore the relevant and new areas and read business news regularly. Then set your career road map for the next few years. Be clear on what you want and where you want to go.
- If you're a student, prepare for a planned internship from the very first semester. When the internships in summer are well done at the start-up company, the company might even take the final placement.
- Keep networking: Networking treated as a necessary skill that leads to new jobs and career advancement. It’s no more optional, it’s a crucial skill to master. In daily life, you connect with professionals from different walks of life. But networking isn't about the quantity of contacts you make; it's about the quality of relationships that help. There’s no time to wait for this moment, start building network right NOW for better future.
- Find an extra hour to upgrade yourself: Do not restrict yourself to monotonous activities. Attend workshops or the training programs to update yourself, improve skills and know the latest industry trends. Pursue higher education which is in demand and add value to your career.
- Keep sharing your insights on the selected subject through your own blog and other Quora, Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook like media.
- Update your profile: Preparing your RESUME on your own. It might be painful but it’s very much worth it. You can take help from other experts but ensure he/she is the right person who can understand and respect your aspirations and spend good time for it. Always be candid and do not prepare a fancy RESUME. Keep your profile updated over social media sites too.
- Also think of multiple career options. Have a "What If approach" and prepare alternate career plans too.
- Last but not the least, leave your comfort zone: Many job seekers stay in their comfort zone and face consequences. Many do not like to move beyond his/her comfort zone, but that's where real magic happens - we can grow, learn, and develop in a way that expands our horizons beyond what we thought was possible. So how do you take that first step out of your comfort zone? You have to be confident of yourself and know that you can do almost anything with the right attitude and effort.
However, while preparing for the next job, do not take the present employer’s time for your job search.