How to Move Your Career in the Right Direction
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If youíre facing unemployment or have been unemployed for a number of months
itís important not to get despondent. Although immediate prospects may seem to
have dried up itís important to recognise that your time isnít up.
Probably now more than ever you have to do careful research into the companies
youíre applying for. It may seem this course of action is a luxury from a more
prosperous time, however, making sure youíre the right match for both the
company and the role will give you greater confidence which will, in turn,
reflect well in interview. Remember, the interview panel is just as anxious
about filling the role as you are about finding your next position. Youíre more
likely to succeed if both parties are moving in the same direction.
It may seem as though you should apply en masse for jobs, sending off your CV to
whoever and for whatever with the philosophy that quantity is greater than
quality. Just because times are tough doesnít mean you can forget the basic
Keep these things in mind when applying for your next role:
∑ Do I agree with the ethos of the company?
∑ Does the position advertised match my skill set?
∑ Do I have to make compromises Iím not willing to make?
What if you want to work for a certain company but a position that matches you
is not being advertised? Do not let this get you down. If theyíre recruiting for
anything it means they have money to recruit! Donít hesitate in contacting them
directly because if you feel positive about that company then, chances are,
theyíll feel similarly about you. As budgets tighten those companies hiring want
to make sure they are getting the perfect candidate.
This task can seem daunting, especially if youíve been in your position for a
number of years. The important thing is to stay positive and focused. A career
coach can help you manage your time and resources to their full potential and
hold invaluable advice to help you kick-start your career again. You donít have
to tackle unemployment on your own Ė there is help and advice out there.
About the Author
Personal Career Solutions have been operating in the career
outplacement field for over a decade and can provide professional input
into your career to make sure you are on the right
road. To meet with a consultant for a free, no obligation appraisal
or call 0844 880 6690 to speak to a representative.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2009-10-30 12:44:53 in Personal Articles