Guest Author - Gwendolyn Thompson
Finding the right job in a tough job market will require you to take control of your job search through change and strategy. It is in times of tough competition that we realize how necessary it is to assess what we can change to better compete above others applying for the same jobs.
Your focus should be finding the right job for you and doing everything you can to be the best person for that job. In today’s job market it is up to you to get hired not the employers job to hire you . A systematic plan of action can help you take and keep control of your job search.
Most people will find it hard to change even though their old job search strategy did not yield favorable results. Changing how you are planning your job search and keeping the focus on finding the right job for you will motivate you to continue to reach a higher level of outcome.
Make yourself accountable for the organization of your job search. Take control of your job search by deciding what you want to do and how you will do it. Try new things that will advance your job search. Set goals to accomplish and stay on track to establish what is working and what is not.
Set short term job search goals like improving your networking skills or attending training seminars. Improving your skills will help you to assess your skill set and force you to evaluate your progress. Know what your skills are and learn how to communicate them to others.
Narrow your job search and ask yourself what kind of job you are looking for and what skills you have to offer for that kind of job. Only apply for jobs that you are interested in working and are qualified to work. This will give employers what they are looking for and will be in your favor.
Take control of your job search and be open to change while you develop the strategy that will find the right job for you. Knowing yourself and learning to convey your uniqueness to others will help you to stay on track and keep in control while you are job searching.