No matter what field or industry you are in, there always comes a time in your life when you think ‘could I be doing more for myself?’. It can be very comfortable to stay in a steady, secure job, but what if that job isn’t fulfilling you in the way that you would like, or you think it is time to start climbing a high rung on the professional ladder? Here are eight ways to find a better job from Resumeble.
1. Don’t Burn Bridges
It is important not to burn any bridges at your current job if and when you leave because in the world of business you never know what contacts you might need in the future, or who you might be working within a different environment in two or three years’ time. The more civil and liked you are in your career, the better your chances of success are.
2. Write impressive resume
Make sure that your resume is impressive, not filled with common, boring words and redundant phrasing. The more your language can make you stand out, the better.
3. Great Interview Answers
The best way to stand out in a job interview is to give answers that are not just the traditional, boring, two sentence responses that employers have heard a million times before. Anticipate what you might be asked, and then make sure that you have interesting and different answers to give.
4. Read Body Language
Remember to pay attention to your interviewers as well as yourself. Try to read their body language and go with the flow that they are dictating. You don’t to be too cold or over friendly, it should all depend on the tone that they set.
5. Dress Well
Sure, you’d like to think that it is your mind and your experience that wins you the job but dressing well is always going to be a big part of it too. You want to put across a professional aesthetic and good first impression, but equally, it can be good to do a little research and find out the general dress vibe of the place you are applying for.
6. Make Everything Relevant
You need to learn how to make even the irrelevant experience on your CV seem relevant for the job you are trying to get. The cleverer you can be with linking certain achievements and events to the particulars of the role, the more impressed your interviewers will be with you.
7. Company Over Position
It can sometimes be a shrewd move to look for vacancies in good companies rather than good vacancies in lesser companies. If you get one foot in the door of an established company, you can have a better chance of moving up the ranks internally.
8. Career Specific Sites
When on the job hunt, look more towards career specific sites than the general sites that cover absolutely everything. You might find some more obscure but attractive roles in the places that are just for your specific field.