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Published On: Tue, Sep 4th, 2018

Happiness in the Workplace: Everything You Need to Know When Job Hunting

Job hunting can often feel like a losing battle. Far too often we are in a rush to be hired, and therefore end up in positions that aren’t ideal for us. We need to make money to live, and therefore we often will take the first job offered whatever it is. Rather than deal with a job that does not give you joy, better your skills and your search. You can be on the lookout for a new, better job while still being in your old one. You can dream bigger, and you can achieve that dream, but first you will need to follow this guide:

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You Must Keep Your Skills Relevant

You can get a job that you are technically under qualified for. Many companies offer in-house training to their staff, so long as you have the drive and ability to learn and succeed on the job. That being said, it is far easier to work on improving your skills continuously. Take online courses, obtain certificates, go to workshops and training programs. You need to invest in yourself if you want a company to invest in you.

Your Ideal Job Might Not Be the One You Expect

It is also important to remember that your own expectations can be holding you back from finding and getting a job that suits you and makes you feel happy and fulfilled. If you think you want one certain type of job, but in reality it gives you no joy, then you are only setting yourself up for disappointment. Be open to your options, research what is available, and try different things. Your dream can change, and it should always reflect who you are now, not who you were in the past.

What to Consider When Job Hunting

Job hunting can be a long and frustrating experience. This frustration often stems from the fact that when you job hunt, you often don’t have a current position to tide you over. Financial woes can leave even the most talented worker accepting a position they are overqualified for or one they don’t feel passionate about. These issues are doubled when you are an expat and trying to find work in a new place. The secret to finding a great job is to search online platforms like Gumtree. Use their email notification system to keep you updated on new listings for jobs in Liverpool, for example, and you will know the second a good position comes up.

The Interview Is Your Moment

Interviews are nerve-wracking. You are being put on display and need to state who you are, and why you are the right person for the job. What they don’t necessarily tell you is that you are being judged on more than just your qualifications. That is why it is a good idea to research other employees at the company. The more you know about the type of people they hire, the better you can tailor your interview.

Becoming great at job hunting is a redundant skill, because as soon as you do become good at it, you will have been hired and off the market. Just remember never to give up, because so long as you don’t give up on yourself, you can continue to learn, grow, and succeed.

Author: Carol Trehearn

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