Employment

Living the Dream: How to Land the Job You Want

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Landing your dream job, or even just changing jobs, is something many of us put off over the course of our working lives. The uncertainty and new challenges are often enough to dampen our ambitions, but having the job of your dreams needn’t be a distant fantasy. By following a few simple steps you could be well on your way to fulfilling your professional ambitions!

Get connected

With the vast majority of jobs advertised via the internet its imperative jobseekers are connected 24/7. Now that we carry our gadgets around so much with us, having a few computer accessories can help you be responsive to job alerts in real time. External hard drives and USB storage are great tools to have if you need to print or email your cover letter or CV in a hurry.

Be mobile

Mobile phones are also a great bit of tech you can use to your advantage. They’re no longer simply for calls. Setting up professional profiles on websites like LinkedIn is one way to keep in touch with what’s going on. By downloading the app to your phone, you can stay one step ahead of the pack should any vacancies arise in your target market.

Let the Web do the work

Sign yourself up to the various jobsites around the web. Not only will this put your name and skills on show: if you make your profile public, recruiters can actively search and match your skills to any job openings that come up. This is perfect if you’re working full time at the moment and don’t really have the time to scour the web for your dream role.

If your line of work is a particular area of expertise you might want to consider contacting recruitment consultants who specialize in your industry. They’re often the first point of contact when companies are looking to recruit.

These are simple steps, but they could put you well on the way to the job of your dreams. Have you achieved your career goals already? It would be interesting (and inspiring!) to hear your success stories!