In a job economy that is incredibly competitive and there are multiples of people applying for the same job, then it pays to be doing something to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Having something unique on your resume or doing things to improve your skills are going to make you memorable and much more employable. But all of that is easier said than done, right? What are some of the things that could actually make a difference?
If you’re wanting to change career or just get your dream job, then here are some things that you could be thinking about.
It can be hard to get a job in a field that you have little or no experience in. However, it can be easier to get a work placement or work experience in one of those roles, as they’re not expecting you have lots of experience. So applying for a work placement, where you can learn on the job, gives you some vital experience for your resume, as well as gets you some connections in the industry.
Use Your Initiative
When it comes to working, then many people would prefer to work for themselves. So if you’re not managing to get a job in the field that you want, then why not make your own job? Working for yourself can be hard work but incredibly rewarding. It doesn’t even have to be something too complex. For instance, how about looking up ‘semi auctions near me’ on an online search, and start getting into transportation and logistics? It can be a fairly straightforward business that can mean a steady income. Retraining or looking for different things to be doing in the meantime are great ways to show your initiative whether to work for yourself or for an employer.
Volunteer Work or Overseas Work
If you have evidence on your resume of working abroad or volunteering, then it can make your resume stand out by a mile! There can be so many skills and qualities that are developed or learned when you do this kind of work, that it can look really positive to an employer. So if you have the chance to do any of this kind of work, then doing so even for a little while can be a good idea.
The term ‘network’ can seem a little cringeworthy, but when you’re trying to get your foot in the door, it can be a good way to go. Meeting new people, especially the ones that are in the field you want to be working in, means you have a face to the name and someone to call upon for advice. Even if it is the small thing that could land you an interview, it is going to be worth it.
There are many opportunities out there for you; you just need to know how to hone your skills, and your resume, to make you shine. And don’t underestimate the power of working for yourself, either.
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