In the past, employees found jobs and grew within their roles. Many stayed with a company for at least five years. Some built their entire future within one department, in one company, and within one industry. Today, nobody can count on that type of career path. Change is an inherent part of the modern employment market. Job seekers who are accustomed to and who embrace change tend to succeed in their searches.
Prepare Yourself for a Different World
Put yourself into a positive job search mindset. Get comfortable with changing up your job search tactics, your elevator pitch, and your resume.
Read more: Read our article, “How to Use LinkedIn to Get a Job,” for more on how to change up your job search tactics.
Now that you’re mentally prepared, use these tips to succeed in your job search in an ever-changing market:
- Think about more than just your position. If you get hired at X company, what do you offer that goes above and beyond the job description? Companies want to hire candidates who can offer more value than the typical/average applicant.
- Start with your network. Try to find a connection to the company, ask people you know about job openings, and talk to a placement agency if you have trouble before you submit blind applications.
- Create a plan. Writing out a plan will help you hold yourself accountable. Write each step you need to take in the next week, the next month, and the next six months.
For more help with your job search in a changing world, partner with an engaged placement agency, such as QualStaff Resources. Learn more about our candidate services today.