Finding a Job in Any Economy
Want to have the confidence and skills to land a job regardless of the economy's condition? We've compiled a list for you to follow for full-proof employment.
Take the Lead - Everything is a matter of perspective. Remember that your jobs is your responsibility, no one else's. Why is this important? Having the attitude that you are the only one that can build your own success is easily the most fundamental choices, not just in work, but in life. "I am the captain of my fate, I am the master of my soul." Ring a bell? It's for good reason. Keep your head on tight - you can do it!
Be Honest with Yourself - In order to truly market yourself best, you need to clearly have outlined both your strengths and weaknesses in a professional sense. Do you like to work in teams? Or are you an independant thinker and doer? Do you like presenting important items at a meeting? Or do you like to stay out of the spotlight, and are better at researching things? Its important to be honest, as the best fitting job for you is one that equally benefits the employer.
Don't Be Afraid to Ask For Help - This is great advice for both people trying to land their dream job and anyone just looking for any job. Open yourself up to the idea that other people may have more experience, knowledge and influence than you. Seek out guidance from professionals, not merely well wishers.
Make Your Mark - Instead of riding the coattails of others, make a conscious effort to define yourself in your industry. A great place to start are the LinkedIn forums, that are specific to your skills and industry. This helps in many ways: constant education and evolvement within your industry, helps get you noticed and showcases your skills and advice. This is a great way to get long-term work and work relationships. This also helps as a branding mechanism, which is great if you ever work for yourself or start to do consulting. Getting your name out there is the best way to get noticed by your peers.