You should be preparing yourself for your next job right now – not when you are in need of a new one. Preparing for your dream job or even simply your next job will make it easier for you to land a new job when you actually want to make a career change. We’re going over 4 ways to start working towards your dream job that will help elevate the way employers and recruiters view you and your work ethic.
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What we’re talking about
- Creating Your Networking Little Black Book
- Create Content on LinkedIn
- Networking Opportunities
- Passion Projects
Start Networking Consistently
Everyone should have a little black book for networking. You should be networking at all times, not just when you need something because after all, job opportunities are about relationships. Start by ensuring you are on LinkedIn and be active. Make a list of the top 10 people you are continuously in conversation. Networking is all about having a mutually beneficial relationship, so be sure to check in with them at least once a quarter.
The Importance Of Creating And Providing Content
Simply being on LinkedIn doesn’t show the value you can provide to an employer, therefore you need to create and provide valuable content that showcases your work ethic, abilities, and the value you bring. You have to remember that employers and strangers on LinkedIn don’t know how you work as an employee so by producing and providing content, you are giving them a chance to see that side of you. Another benefit of providing valuable content is that when someone within your network likes it, their network sees it, opening you up to a larger audience.
If You Don’t Have A Networking Opportunity, Create One
LinkedIn is great for networking online, but it’s still important to network in person. If you’re new to a city or simply haven’t found the right networking event for you, create a networking opportunity! You can start a breakfast club or supper club and start to find your people. People are the ones doing the hiring at companies, so you have to be open to meeting people in order to broaden your network and opportunities.
The Benefits Of Having A Passion Project
Passion projects are a great way for you to showcase the work you can do and are also perfect outlets to market yourself in a non-aggressive way. Chances are that your boss is not going to be negative about the volunteer work you do for a non-profit, so there shouldn’t be anything to fear. Passion projects also help you realize what you are really good at and what you actually want to do.
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People hire people, so it’s time to start networking with more people.
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I firmly believe LinkedIn is the platform of the future and we all need to be there.
Do not network only when you need something.
Job opportunities are about relationships.
Networking is not about you; it’s about a mutually beneficial relationship.
Once you get over the fear of being rejected, anything is really possible.
So many people are not open to meeting people and people are the ways to get into companies.
Having a passion project helps you realize if you really want to do the thing.
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