Not happy in your current job? Then here is what you should do!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 by: Vickie Aiton

There are many reasons why you may not be happy in your current occupation.  When you started you were having a great time, socialising with your colleagues and had lots of wonderful ideas and boundless energy.  Along the way you may have become dissatisfied; disillusioned that you were not achieving your goals, didn’t get that promotion you were after, or you just realised that you are no longer following your ideal career path.

Before you throw in the towel, take a deep breath and consider the following when looking for your next role:

Take a thorough inventory of interests, skills, accomplishments, experience, goals and values.

  • Make a detailed list; this will help you match your skills, interests and values with the right career choice.
  • Take some time to conduct research on various sectors of employment that match your career path and the local companies that work within that field.
  • Learn about different businesses that interest you and target those companies that are likely to have open positions.
  • Develop a good understanding of the hidden job market, as many job openings only exist in the minds of Directors, General Managers and the like long before the job is advertised to the public.
  • Recognise what makes you a unique candidate and communicate this effectively to a prospective employer, both verbally and in writing.

Don’t wait for an opportunity to come knocking on your door! Create a “keyword” rich resume so that candidate selection software and human readers can determine you have the relevant background for the job. It’s vital to include industry specific keywords relating to job titles, skills and education requirements. When sending out resumes catch the prospective employers’ attention with a brief and concise covering letter that highlights how your qualifications and skills match the job requirements.

With a wide variety of services on offer the Career Consultants at Resumes for Results can assist you in finding the right career path, create that winning resume and cover letter, or even help you to navigate your way through job search engines.

Vickie Aiton is a Career Consultant with Resumes for Results, if you would like to know more about Vickie [click here].