Stability in one’s job has always been a significant factor in one’s career. Indeed, being part of the organization’s growth can be fulfilling, until you reach a point where you update your resume, and decide to compete with hundreds of applicants to the job advertisement you just found online. What are your chances? Are you even going to take advantage of career opportunities?
The truth is companies are always on a look out for great talents, and your most awaited job offer can be just around the corner. However, it is most likely that your next post is no longer available because you were too busy being complacent with your current role. This is what happens to opportunities that knock only once but can’t even find the door. Here’s how not to miss one.
Always have an updated and searchable LinkedIn profile
Traditional recruitment has been long gone and recruiters are now sourcing for you on LinkedIn. Your profile in this social networking site for professionals represents you and can serve as your CV for perusal. Just imagine how many times you were skipped in the search results just because you don’t have enough and up to date details in the platform? Or worse, you are just unsearchable!
Be up to date with the latest industry trends
Whatever industry you may be, it is always good to be on top of your game and plan ahead. To add, knowing the current trends not only allows you to see your areas for improvement but can also help you highlight your expertise in your field.
Speak to Recruiters
Recruiters are knowledgeable on the job market and can give you free coaching on your job search while they work on helping you to actually get the job; even negotiate a higher compensation package for you. The best thing is they can also open a career opportunity which you probably didn’t know existed.
Have a professional network
Networking will always have a successful recruitment story. It’s good to have the right set of people in your network and leverage accordingly on these relationships. You’ll never know what a person can bring the next time you meet.
It’s all up to you
You can be referred to a newly created role because you have been doing your best with your current job or your name is not mentioned at all. The point is at the end of the day it’s going to be all on you. Whatever you decided to be today can either lead you or let you miss an opportunity. Take advantage of career opportunities today!
Alexis Nicole Amarillo is a Director for Operations & Research at Datasearch Consulting, a leading executive recruitment firm specialising in the Financial Technology & Data sectors.
You can download their FREE comprehensive guide on “The Complete Guide to Hiring Fintech & Data Talent – 5 Proven Steps to Secure your Ideal Fintech or Data Role”. Alternatively, you can view the Datasearch Consulting website or contact them directly on firstname.lastname@example.org for a more detailed discussion.