If 2017 wasn’t the most fulfilling year of your career, we have some tips that might actually help you enjoy going to work this year. So, if you’re looking for a new challenge, let us help you to transform 2018 into the best year so far. You just need to keep in mind a couple of things.
Apply for Positions Even if you don’t have every single requirement
First of all, decide what type of job you aspire to and don’t apply for positions that you are definitely not qualified for. We encourage you to apply for jobs even if you’re missing a few of the requirements, but in areas of your expertise. Take into consideration that it’s important to demonstrate interest and initiative in learning the missing skills. Also, make sure the position itself and the company culture match your personality and needs.
Take LinkedIn seriously
Next step – take your LinkedIn profile seriously. Social media has become the main resource for screening candidates. So if you don’t have a clean, complete profile, you are missing a powerful resource. To obtain maximum visibility on LinkedIn you should have a complete profile. Don’t be shy and please, for your personal benefit, write about your accomplishments. Any job-related recognition should be included in your profile. Do yourself a big favor and join groups that boost your ranking and bring some consistency to your personal brand. Before going further, one last thing you should keep in mind about LinkedIn – users with complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive job offers.
Improve your networking skills
Another great way to discover new opportunities is to improve your networking skills. Besides the fact that it helps your chances of employment, it increases your contacts and can help you improve yourself and you could even discover new ideas and strengths. So, don’t hesitate to build up your network!
Unique ways to promote yourself
2018 continues to be all about visual media. We are still obsessed about it and if you can find a way to represent yourself and make a visual impression, it will be to your advantage. Keep in mind that the human mind thinks in images and make sure to use professional pictures for your social media profiles.
Create a personal brand for yourself
If you can find a creative way to show your abilities, you’ll also manage to create a personal brand for yourself and tell everyone what you’re all about. You should consider an out of the box resume, it will make you stand out from the others.
Also, your personal brand will benefit from your volunteering activity, which is a great way to fill a gap in your resume. Take certification courses as often as possible in order to keep learning. Go to as many training as possible and do everything you can to avoid staying stagnant in your career.
Don’t accept a job just to make a change
During your job search don’t lose track of your goals and aspirations. Make time for things which are important for you, seek for the position that lets you keep a balance between work and life. Not at last, ask yourself what you really want from a new position. Don’t accept a job just to make a change cause you might get stuck into an unfulfilling career.
Last but not least – don’t just wish for a better job, work for it! Make 2018 count and let it be a great year for your career!