Today's job market has changed, and unfortunately the job search skills you learned in school probably no longer apply. The rules have changed, from writing your resume to the interview and beyond. For example, never get caught with one of those "objective statements" on your CV and never ask an interviewer a question you could have researched yourself on the Internet.
If you've been thinking about a big career move, you're certainly not alone. As a matter of fact, a lot of people are unhappy with their current job, and are searching for a new start. For some, this could mean it's back to school time. For others, the path to a new career could be a simple as changing company addresses.
Always do your homework and get as much information as you can about any new career you're considering. Consider scheduling a meeting with a career coach or career counselor as a quick and easy way of getting information about your career options. Find someone who's knowledgeable about a wide range of careers, and who can help match you with a career that's right for you.
A common myth about employment agencies is that they will immediately give you the best job when you walk in the door. This rarely if every happens. Most employment agencies are there to help focus your search on the job prospects that best meet your skills and experience. That is a solution that you won't find on the internet, where job search engines simply throw out the first thing that falls under fairly broad categories.
Be sure to take the time to get information about any new career you're considering. Career counselors or employment agencies are great ways to get career information. Meet with someone who is knowledgeable about many careers and who will help you find a career that fits well with who you're and with what you value.
Don't fall into the misconception that an employment service is going to offer you a job the minute you walk in the door. This is something that you need to get out of your head. Employment agencies are in business to help you narrow your job search down to a few prime prospects that meet your criteria. Which is a real solution that you're not likely to find on a job search website, where dozens or even hundreds of job openings are tossed out of a search engine.
If you're looking for career success, it's a good idea to always keep moving. You just need to take small but significant steps each and each and every day. Your meaningful new career is closer than you think if you'll commit to taking those small important steps each and every day.
Finally, take decisive action and make your new career goals a reality, even if you feel unsure. Taking action will open up a world of unforseen opportunities and will clarify issues that come up as you move forward. Set your sights high, aim for your goals and take decisive action to move ahead towards a successful new career.
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