How To Find Your Next Job And How You Can Prepare To Start

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Have you started to look for your next job? It can be a bit of a maze to navigate your way around when you are. So, what’s the best way to start your search, find the companies who are interested in you, And get hired?

Let’s have a look at some of the steps you can take in order to find yourself your next perfect job:

Focus Your Job Search 

One of the best ways to find a new job is to make use of job search engines using keywords to focus your search on your interests and ideal location. If you can narrow down your search you will receive a more focused result o help you see a more relevant job search result. Make use of the advanced features as much as you can. 

Build Your Own Professional Brand 

Think about creating a profile on LinkedIn and other networking sites. Having a strong personal brand that also portrays you in a professional light will help potential employers, recruiters, and contractors to gain a strong positive impression on you as a potential candidate that they need to be interested in. 

Make Connections With Your Contacts

Now that you have profile son networking sites, make sure you use them. Connect with your new contacts, you never know which contacts might be able to help you with your job search or even put you in contact with someone with a great opportunity. If you are just graduating, have a look at the networking opportunities available for alumni from your university. Have you checked if you belong to a professional association? These are great sources for your professional networking leads. 

Make Use Of Job Search Tools And Applications 

There is a wide range of widgets, apps, tools, and gadgets that can help you to expedite any job search and manage your future career. Use them well, and you are able to organize your job search and reduce your job searching time. Being able to complete a lot of your job search activities from your tablet or smartphone is extremely handy. 

Make A List Of Who You Would Like TO Work For

If you haven’t got a list of potential companies you would like to work for or with, get on to it. It’s a great way to prepare yourself for a career, and target your job search. All the information you may need is online, you are able to find detailed information, even down to reviews from former and existing employees. Once you have an idea of the employers that you would like to work for, you can start to plan some outreach to help get your application noticed. You could also see if they provide a notification or alert when any opportunities open up. 

Take Time To Target Your CV And Cover Letter

You need to show employers that you have exactly what they are looking for. It’s important for you to take the time to target your CV and cover letters for each application that you send. You need to link all of your qualifications to the skills they are looking for in the criteria for the job. This enables the person in control of recruitment to see, even at a glance, exactly why you are qualified for the job. You will have a higher chance of securing an interview than if you send every single application identical. 

Prepare To Impress At The Interview

Taking the time before you go to an interview to prepare will help you to be more successful. You will be less stressed the more you successful you will be. Research the company, become familiar with drug testing laws, what is expected in the interview stages, and make an extra effort to impress your interviewer with your experience, confidence, skills, and expertise. 

Make Sure You Follow Up

After an interview, it’s essential for you to follow up with your interviewer and any other person you met with. You also need to make sure you reiterate your interest in the job and remind them why you are a great fit for the role. People like ot be appreciated, so, make sure you drop a quick email to thank the interviewer for their time, it’s a great time for you to make yet another good impression. 

Accepting Or Declining  Job Offer

When you do get a job offer, it’s time for you to consider and evaluate the offer properly, to ensure you are making the right decision. You do not need to accept a job offer just because it has been given to you. If you evaluate your interview and research the company and decide that you would rather not accept an offer, polite decline and explain why. You may want to consider negotiating if there is something that just isn’t quite right but could be fixed. 

So, you have been accepted for a new position. And, you want to get off to the best start with your new employer. Once you have accepted a position, there some steps you can take to ensure you are prepared for your start date. Let’s have a look at how you can get ready below: 

Make Arrangements At Home

Depending on if you have children and your new working hours, you may need to arrange some childcare. Whether you are looking at a nursery, after school clubs, or a sitter, it’s definitely more practical to set this up before you start work. Ideally, if you are going to use a sitter or nanny, you will want to have them work with you and your kids so you can make sure they are a food fit and your children are familiar with them before you jump straight into work. You also need to think about other household things like pets and plants, will your new routine affect the care that they receive? 

Test Your Daily Commute 

The worst thing you can do is leave it until your first day to complete your new commute routine. You need to know exactly how to get to our new workplace, and how long it is going to take you. If you are going to use public transport you will be able to confirm how many stops or changes you have to take if you do a trial run before your first day. 

Get Some Rest 

If you have been having more lie-ins than you would like ot admit to because you have been out of work, now is the time to start getting a normal routine back in place. Start going to bed a little earlier, and get up at the time you would need to in order to get ready and leave for your normal commute. Ideally, try to do this a few weeks before starting your job. Getting yourself into a natural routine will help you to stop worrying about sleeping through your alarm. 

Get All Your Equipment Together 

Make sure you have all the equipment and tools that you need in order to be ready for day one. Bring your documents, Id, and any paperwork that your new employer has asked for, if you need your own tools or van make sure they are all in good working order and ready for your first day of work. It’s also a good idea to have something that you can take notes with, whether it’s a classic notepad and pen, or on your mobile phone, just make sure your boss doesn’t think you are using your phone for socializing while on the job. You are likely to be unfamiliar with where you work if there are food facilities etc, so, make sure you pack yourself some lunch for the first day. 

If You Are Working From Home

If you are going to be working from home, then your list of things to do might be a little smaller. However, you do need ot ensure you have the right tools to do the job. These could include a scanner, telephone, paper, pens, computer, telephone, internet, etc. You may need to get a suitable chair and desk to ensure you are comfortable while working. If you are new to remote working it may be a good idea to do some research online about the ways you can prepare yourself to be working from home. There are extra considerations ot make such as distractions that you wouldn’t come across in the office. 

Make A Great First Impression 

The first few weeks in your job are like an extension of the interview you had. It’s your time to make a great impression on yourself. Be prepared to do this from the get-go. 

This guide should help you when you are looking for a new job and when you land one. Are you currently looking for a new career What steps are you taking? Or have you just started a new job? How is it going? Have you had to start while working from home? Please share some of your tips in the comments below.

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