10 Sep Job Hunting – The place – The way – to find the perfect job
The Place – The Way
To Find The Perfect Job
If you’re like most people, your definition of the perfect job will be something like this-
It’s a job that:
- You can make a career out of
- Is close to home
- Is where you work with people who you like and respect, and they like and respect you
- Where you can contribute positively
- Gives you flexibility to work from home or set your own hours
- Challenges you in a positive way
- Pays you well
- You receive recognition for your contribution
There are other things you could add to this obviously, but for most of us, if we could achieve these in our next job, we’d be on a good thing.
The question is…
- What job checks all the boxes for you?
- Where do you conduct your job search to find it?
Sometimes we need help to find the right job. You can try:
- Google Job Search
- LinkedIn Job Search
- Monster Job Search
- Glassdoor Job Search
Do a Gov Job Search here
But are you going to find what you’re looking for? Experience shows that to find a job you’re truly happy with, you need to dig a little deeper.
There may be jobs you’re suited to but haven’t considered yet.
- What are they?
- Where are they?
- Where do you find them?
- How do you get hired?
Let’s take a look at these jobs more closely.
Socrates said ‘know thyself’. When you’ve had enough of doing just any job, and you want a career, what do you do? Apart from doing the training or study needed, what else?
What is it about the employer and the job that will make it the place for you?
When the organisation you work for has a great culture, shares the same values as you, and the job plays to your strengths, there’s a high likelihood you’ll stay in that role for the long term and enjoy working in the role
So the next step is to put yourself in front of employers who you’re aligned with and where you’ll enjoy what you do at a job you’re good at. This means coming back to the points we started with.
- Which employers are the ones you’ll be happiest working for long term?
- Where do you find them?
- How can you tell who they are from all the other employers?
You need some way you can see who you should work for, so you can avoid the employers who aren’t such a good prospect for you.
Glassdoor has a rating system, but it can be gamed. Any employer can get their staff and other people to give them a good rating, even when that may not really be the case.
You can ask people in your LinkedIn network (if you have one) who you should consider working for, but if you’re not looking for a high end white collar role, then LinkedIn tends to be a waste of time.
What you need is somewhere you can be matched to an employer (and the employer to you).
Recruiters are meant to do this, and some are better than others at it. But not all employers use recruiters. So what do you do?
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My advice is to use Connectzapp. You’ll be matched to the employers you’re most suited to. They’ll also see you’re a great match too so they’ll reach out to you.
How does it work?
Part of your matching takes into account your values, the work culture you’re looking for and your workplace strengths. You can also check out the recommendations employers have received from others, but unlike other sites, recommendations and ratings are only part of finding the right match for you.
Once you’ve created your profile (which only takes a minute or so) you can:
- Wait for employers to contact you (because they’re looking too) or,
- Search for the employer that’s the best match for you
It’s a refreshing change to the current crop of job boards, it’s free and when an employer direct messages you because they’re interested in you, it’s YOU who has the power to negotiate the right package for you, not the employer like on job boards.
Give it a try.
You can check out Connectzapp here
Before you search for an employment Office Near Me, do a Centrelink Job Search or search for the job office near you, try Connectzapp.