If you’re sick and tired of working a job that you hate, now could be the perfect time to make a career change. Swapping to a new career can be incredibly daunting. However, if it will make you happy, it’s more than worth the hassle that comes with it.
Of course, it’s important to remember that landing your dream job isn’t always as easy as you would think. This is especially true if you aren’t sure what your ‘dream’ job is. Luckily for you, that’s where I come in. To help you land a job that you’ll love, I have put together four handy tips. For everything that you need to know, keep reading.
Decide Which Dream Job You Want
Before you start applying for jobs, it’s essential that you know what you want from your career. Take the time to think about what it is that you’re dreaming of doing and the career it is that you want. You might think that this sounds strange, but the truth is that many of us just don’t know what it is that we want to do when it comes to our careers.
To work out what type of job would be ideal for you, think about what it is that you enjoy doing. Ask yourself what kind of role you would enjoy, such as an office based role or something out in the field. Think about where you strengths lay, and what type of skills you have.
Perfect Your Resume
Once you have worked out exactly what it is that you would like to do, the next step is to perfect your resume. Think of your resume as your first impression – it’s the first thing that a potential employer will see about you, so it’s crucial that it’s good. This means that it needs to be well presented, free of any spelling or grammatical errors and laid out in a way that’s easy to read and understand.
Don’t make the mistake of sending your potential employer a basic resume, instead, tailor it to the role that you’re applying for. Share key skills and experiences that make you suitable for the role, so that you give the employer a reason to want to interview you. Your resume should pull your potential new boss in so that they want to meet and talk to you in person.
Scout For Jobs
Once you’ve perfected your resume, the next step is to start scouting for jobs. It can sometimes be hard finding the job of your dreams, but it’s important not to settle for second best. Look for roles that link to your chosen career path in some way, and will give you the opportunity to progress towards your dream career.
As well as looking online on job websites, make sure also to get in touch with local recruitment agencies. Often, some of the best roles aren’t advertised online but are marketed via agencies. This allows candidates to be screened before applying to make sure that they’re right for the role – this saves the company time and money. So if you want to ensure that you have plenty of choice, when it comes to what roles to apply for, make sure to register with a few recruitment agencies.
Be The Best Interviewee Ever
If you’re lucky enough to get invited to an interview, it’s essential that you prepare well. If you want to land a role, you need to ensure that you prepare for the interview properly. This means researching the company and reading through the person specification. For interviews, always dress as smartly as possible. It’s always better to be overdressed than under-dressed.