In a job market where it can be difficult to stand out in a crowded pool of talent, finding your ‘perfect’ job can be a challenge – especially if you’re not sure on the career path you want to take.
Whether you’ve left college, graduated from university and are seeking your first job, or you’re looking for a change of role; it can be easy to pursue jobs which don’t necessarily match your needs and ambitions. It’s important not to be discouraged whether you’re a new candidate or have gained some experience – continue to search for the right position.
To every career there are pros and cons, but a job that you consider perfect, is a job where you feel satisfied going to work each day. The perfect job is defined by everyone differently, depending on your profession and skillset. Those who work in communications may say their job is perfect, because they enjoy speaking to people daily. Those who work in content and design may say their role is perfect because they enjoy being creative and coming up with new ideas. Regardless of your skillset, a job that makes you happy will be considered as a perfect role.
With the changes to flexible working we’re seeing across the UK, the opportunity to work with flexibility and be productive is becoming more appealing.
A few of the benefits to finding a role you enjoy include:
You can take proactive steps to find a role that excites you, reflecting your interests and skill set. We’ll take a look at three ways which you can find your ‘perfect job’.
The first step to being able to find your dream match, is to firstly identify the sector you would like to work in. Once you have identified this, it will be easier to discover the range of possible positions you can take up in your chosen field. Your current sector may be different from the one you desire, so it’s important to strategies a breakthrough. For instance, you may be working as a web developer, but you have always had a keen interest in working in online merchandising.
You may have the desired sector or job idea secured, but without establishing a job title, getting that job will be difficult. It’s a good idea to make a list of all the job titles that associate with the role, so that when you begin searching, the process is easier. Bear in mind that your current experience may limit the positions you can apply for.
For instance, if you’re seeking a role in social media, you may want to search for roles such as: Social Media Manager, Social Media Executive, Social Media Coordinator and Social Media or Social Media Analyst.
If you have some experience in another field and could integrate your skills into a new position, roles such as: Paid Social Managers or Social Media Account Executives may be relevant.
Although you have the idea of the types of positions you’d like to pursue, finding a route towards it can be challenging. If this is the case, seek advice from a career coach or a consultant. An experienced and knowledgeable recruitment consultant can provide you with the advice and support you need to find your next position. They can identify your strengths and weakness and establish a plan to help you on your way to obtaining new opportunities.
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