You might be currently employed and is looking for a better opportunity elsewhere or is yet to land on your first work after graduating from school. Although the prospects may be bright and your options are plenty, landing on a different—preferably better position or career—profession is not always as easy as it sounds.
Even when the labor market is tight, competition is always stiff and, often enough, it is those with experience and had a previous stint at their chosen career that are better preferred.
But do not let these obstacles dissuade you into landing a good paying job. Everyone has had their hurdles upon entering the workforce, even those who are already experienced.
Here are a few tried-and-tested ways you could land on a new job:
- Write a “Killer” Curriculum Vitae
A curriculum vitae (CV) may seem like a paper which people submit to apply for a particular job. But it’s way more than that. It’s a blurb about your own self, essentially a personal advertisement.
Yet, while it’s tempting to oversell yourself by exaggerating on it, better keep it realistic while at the same time convincing. Remember, you do not have to lie to appear amazing.
- Rack Up Work Experience
You may be confident enough to deliver on a particular role to land a job. But there are things which actual experience can give that makes you more suitable to the job of your liking.
Like a toddler who is still learning to walk by crawling, choose to learn the ropes of the industry you would like to work for, even if it means landing on a low-paying endeavor, say, no experience jobs. Pursue the idea of higher wage for later when you’re ripe enough to handle bigger roles.
- Build Your Network
In a kind of trend where whom you know is more effective in getting you a job more than what you know or is capable of, building the right network is crucial. If you know any acquaintances from your school or any significant person relevant to your chosen career, do not hesitate to form connections with them, even if its only in the social media like LinkedIn.
But, of course, the real benefit with networking is getting linked to people who could actually raise your chances for employment in a company. So, the tighter your connection is to those in your network, the better your chances at finding jobs.