ROLE OF RESEARCH IN JOB HUNTING AND CAREER PLANNING
The entire process of job hunting and the search for the right job can easily become a long and arduous task, more so, if you are unaware of the steps you must follow to find a job that works for you.
Whether you are a fresh graduate just stepping into the professional world or a moderately experienced professional, it is essential to plan your career moves carefully if you wish to climb up the professional ladder and fulfil your professional dreams.
Here are some simple tips that can help you get started and plan wisely
UNDERSTAND YOUR SKILLS, TALENTS & INTERESTS
To choose a career path that is rewarding and satisfying, you must first know what you are good at and where your interests lie.
It has been observed that people have the tendency to excel in jobs that they feel passionate about. If you are not excited about a position, there are chances that you will lose interest soon.
Therefore, it is important to look for a job and build a career that allows you to do what you do best. That way, you will enjoy your work and succeed in your chosen path.
Ask yourself what it is that you enjoy doing the most and what are your skills that you are most confident about?
Self discovery and self analysis are important tools that can help you to create a good career chart.
PERFORM SUFFICIENT RESEARCH
Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to career planning. So before embarking on your professional journey, find out all that you possibly can about the various career fields and choices available.
Keep in mind your skills set and look for career options that best suit your capabilities. It also helps to find out what are the possibilities of growth the industries of your choice, the pay scale, etc.
LinkedIn is one of the best professional networking platforms with 500+ million users – a great place to find out more about different companies, startups and organisations that may have roles of your interest.
Being aware of the market scenario and opportunities for growth in your chosen career field is not only wise but also necessary, if you wish to make a prudent career choice.
KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN
Based on your research and analysis, apply to a variety of different companies that offer a position matching your interest.
Oh and don’t forget to pay extra attention to building a good Cover Letter, an effective Resume and giving your best at an Interview.
At the end of the day, doing what you love is one of the best ways of building a career that will not only give you financial stability but also a job that you enjoy doing.