Here are seven tips to land your dream job in 2021:
- Set goals
- Update your CV
- Job hunt
- Improve your online presence
- Be confident
Landing your dream is a time-consuming process and can often be overwhelming.
Figure out where you want to be and what you want to do. Set out tasks and goals for yourself to get there. Whether it’s sending your CV to three companies each day, or just creating a LinkedIn profile for yourself.
Every time you complete one task, you will be one step closer to your end goal.
Update your CV
When applying for new jobs, ensure that your CV is up to date.
It is important to tailor your CV so that it is relevant to the job you are applying for. Employers usually want to see if you have the knowledge and skills they are after.
For tips on creating an eye-catching CV, click here.
Your dream job isn’t going to just fall into your lap. You need to go out and get it.
Here are some ways to find jobs:
- Take a look at job sites, such as Indeed or Careers24
- Contact people in your Network
- Approach recruitment agencies
Improve your Online Presence
LinkedIn is not only a great networking and job search tool, but it is also a public representation of your professional self.
Update your profile picture and list your skills and experience.
Don’t forget to clean up your social networks too, oftentimes employers like to do a little bit of research on candidates.
Networking with the right people can open many doors of opportunities.
Speak to them and ask them to put a good word in. This way something positive about you is already known, and you are more likely to get an interview.
Networking also allows you to hear about job vacancies that may not have been advertised yet.
You need to be well prepared for each interview. Not only will you impress them, but it will show that you genuinely have an interest in the role.
Take a look at the company’s website or ask around about them. Find out about work they have done in the past and what they are all about. As a result, you will be able to give a good answer for the common “why do you want to work here?” question.
Your confidence will naturally come across to employers in your tone and body language.
Make sure you are well prepared and show them that you are the perfect candidate for the job.
Here are some ways you can appear confident in your interview:
- Sit up straight
- Make eye contact
- Prepare your answers
- Don’t fidget
- Think positively
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Author: Kayla Preston
Last Updated: 06 January 2021