Six Tips to Help You Find More Job Postings
Do you ever reach the point of seriously contemplating changing your job? Most often, it is caused by two factors, one when you are not happy with the work environments, or if the position you are occupying doesn’t suit your personality.
A couple of years ago, I worked for a company that had the motto of keeping their clients pleased. Without being critical of their motto, I realized that it was being detrimental to my health. I was not hardened to working under pressure created by tight deadlines. I wasn’t accustomed to handling large workloads. People around me were as busy, but seemed to manage their affairs better. I feel my present work environments suit me better. You may like to know how I got there. Here are a few steps you’ll find helpful in reinventing your job search job posting.
1. Hold on to your present job while searching for a new job, unless you can’t do for medical reasons. You should understand that finding a new job is easier when you are employed. One reason for that is that you are in the midst of people who may be aware of new job postings. You can’t overlook the fact that people at your workplace form a part of your social network. You need to appreciate that if you quit your present job, you won’t be meeting them anymore and you may be left on your own without many people around. This could make you quite lonely when looking for your next job.
2. Take time off your work to make a note of things you would like to change in your career and life. It may take a couple of hours or a few days to write down your description of a perfect day, including the time you spend at your workplace. Try visualizing what you would like doing a couple of years hence. Where can you see yourself doing that and who are the people around you?
3. Start recognizing those kinds of environments or people through the Internet and patronizing social networking sites. Make contact with people by calling on them or through emails. Once you have established contact with them, simply start asking them what route they took for reaching that kind of position. Think on the lines of widening your field over the next couple of years. Perhaps, you could join some course to widen your horizons. Look for people you could relate to on your subject.
4. Carry on with your research to further explore the recommended courses and actions. Enroll with a course you think beneficial. Don’t think too much about that, just do it! Soon you’ll realize that your priority is the job search and not your present work. Your job wouldn’t look so important now and you won’t get so stressed about it. You may consider looking for opportunities at work or accepting some voluntary work to enhance the skills required for your new profession.
5. Remain in touch with your network of people. Revise your social networking profile by adding your recently acquired additional skills and educational activities. Participate in discussions and keep inching towards your goal. As you begin to feel more confident, start your efforts towards finding work by talking to your network of people.
6. Every day put in some extra effort. Plan your activities for the week and make efforts to accomplish those. Earmark some minimum time for making your plan of action.