I’m Linda Raynier of lindaraynier.com guiding you to a career and life you’ll truly enjoy. Now if you hate your job but you can’t afford to leave your job unless you have another job offer in hand then this is for you.
I’m going to share 5 key tips on how to find a new job; specifically through your resume, so that you can land a better job offer faster. So you are sick and tired of your job whether it’s your boss, the work that you’re doing, the company environments, culture whatever it is. You really want to leave but the problem is you can’t leave unless you have another job offer in hand. Not to worry, I have a very simple plan for you that you’re going to execute on and it’s only two steps.
Step one – You’re going to create an attractive compelling resume that’s going to attract employers and increase their chances of hiring you and offering you a new position.
Step two – You’re going to leave easier said than done. I made it sound a lot easier than it probably actually is, but the truth is if you really hate your job it’s not worth it for you to stay there. You’ve got to get out of there, but if you’re gonna leave you have to leave in a positive methodical thought-out way. Otherwise, you’re only going to regret leaving with no real job offer in hand and that’s only gonna decrease your confidence. Once you’re unemployed and that is not the situation that we want.
I’m gonna go through step one of that plan which is to help you create a top-notch attractive compelling resume that’s going to entice employers and increase your chances of landing more interviews. Thus, job offers and as a side note. These are actually derived from my course top notch resume.
1 – Create a compelling resume identify the exact next type of job or position that you want, not just the companies. You really have to ask yourself what is the title the industry, the specific duties that I would love to do in my next job. You want to think this through really carefully. You don’t want to just apply for any job willy nilly, so that you can run away from your current one. You want to apply for a job that you’re going to actually be excited about. That’s something that is going to make you want to run towards that opportunity rather than to run away from where you’re at. You can look on all the job search boards such as indeed LinkedIn. If you’re in Australia then seek calm basically Google the heck out of the internet and look up all the different types of opportunities that are available to you, that you are truly interested in and figure out the titles, the industries, the specific duties, and remember the key to this step is to not look at the company specifically.
I get so many people who only focus on certain types of companies. That they want to get into but it makes that much harder for you to find another position, because if that company doesn’t have an opportunity that is in line with something that you’re capable of doing and that you’d actually want to do then there’s no point in taking on that job. There’s no point in applying, so don’t so much focus on the companies. Focus on the roles the titles the positions and from there if they happen to be with companies that you’d love to work for. Then of course apply for them focusing on the role the title and the responsibilities is ultimately what’s going to give you satisfaction on a day to day basis.
2 – Find 3 to 5 solid job descriptions. A solid job description means that it has a proper summary set of responsibilities and requirements and education section. The job descriptions must be thorough must be well-written so you don’t want to be looking at job descriptions that are only a few phrases long. Those aren’t going to help you to build your brand on your resume tip.
3 – Read and highlight identify the common keywords tasks and technical requirements that are common across all the job descriptions. From there, you’ll be able to incorporate these keywords into your first draft of
4 – Map them using compelling phrases. Now, what you’re gonna do is you’re going to take these key words. You’re going to map them onto your resume by relating them to your specific work experience or knowledge that you have related to those key words. Then you’re going to develop compelling phrases and story lines on your resume just because you hate your job doesn’t mean that it doesn’t serve a purpose for you. One is that obviously it pays the bills, but the other is that it gives you the opportunity to pull from tasks and responsibilities that you’ve been doing that job and be able to explain that to your next employer. Now, if you’re curious on how to make the phrase actually compelling, that’s something that I teach in top-notch resume but essentially it’s all about making sure that you include
your unique details and the purpose for why you do that specific task tip.
5 – Achievements, achievements, achievements. What’s an achievement?
Anytime where you’ve saved money or improved profitability or you’ve
improved a process in your organization and it can be quantifiably discussed, that’s an appropriate achievement to include on your resume. Now, just because you hate your job, doesn’t mean that the things that you’ve done there are not valuable. Maybe you’ve achieved many things in
your current position, yet you they’ve been overlooked. That’s why you want to leave your current job because you’re not being recognized for your hard work. Still, make use of those achievements. Those efforts that you’ve put in and incorporate them onto your resume. Make sure that it is very clear to the future employer of what you’ve done and what you’re capable of and the value that you’re going to bring them.
There are the five tips but honestly that’s only just scratching the surface. When it comes to developing an impressive attractive compelling complete resume that’s going to attract employers and get them to want to hire you.