5 Tips That Will Help You Find Work in 2018

Written on the 24 January 2018 by Lisa Miller

2018 has only just begun, bringing with it all the usual resolutions for the new year: to join a gym, to travel abroad more, etc

But what if, to give a boost to your career, you've listed 'find a new job' among your goals for 2018?

It's an excellent idea. But putting it into practice - and making it work - is by no means easy!

So, with this in mind, here are 5 tips that will help you to find work in 2018!


1. Study the jobs market

Diving into a job search headfirst without putting together a plan won't get you far and in fact is only likely to make you quickly lose interest.

To make efficient use of your time and energy, you need to decide in advance what approach to take and the type of jobs you are interested in.

Start by studying the jobs market. Try to find out which companies and sectors are on the up.

2. Identify your weak points

Once you've singled out the sectors where you're most likely to find work, you need to start looking at job ads. Try to pick out the skills requirements that crop up most frequently and focus your attention on them.

Put together a decent selection of job ads that might interest you and list the skills and qualities they ask for. Pick out the most common ones and compare them with the skills and qualities you possess.

This will allow you to immediately identify where your weaknesses lie. Your job for 2018 will be to work hard to fill these gaps.

How? A training course, obviously!


3. Get some training

Figuring out what a potential employer is likely to perceive as your main weaknesses is an ideal starting point around which to base your new year's resolutions.

A training course can benefit you in a variety of ways. It will help you grow personally and professionally, show you are willing to improve and keep ahead of the latest developments, make you a better candidate in the eyes of potential employers and help you develop your network of contacts.

So, now you know which sectors to aim for and are working hard to come across as a stand-out candidate, you need to start looking for job ads!


4. Find the right job advertisements for you

It's no good positioning yourself as a stand-out candidate if you can't find the right opportunities.

It's increasingly common for the early stages of a job selection process to take place online, so it's important to make sure you find the right sites, offering the largest number of relevant job ads.

Luckily, there are plenty of online tools designed to save you time and effort. Job search engines such as Jobbydoo-au.com gather together all of the job ads available online on one handy platform, enabling users to search quickly, efficiently and safely.

These sites allow you to quickly find all of the ads available for the type of position you're interested in. In a matter of seconds, you can have a comprehensive overview of the available opportunities at your fingertips. For example, here you can find the latest job ads for Broome. All you have to do is select the positions that best match your profile and send off your application.


5. Create a routine

The world is full of projects that started out with the best intentions only to quickly fall by the wayside!

You need to make sure this does not happen to your job search! Looking for a new job can be a long process, so it's important not to get discouraged. But how?

Waiting for the right opportunity to come along can be the most delicate phase of a job search. One of the best ways of staying alert and focused during this phase is to create a routine for yourself. 

Make some room in your schedule for job searching. There's no best, one-size-fits-all approach - you'll just have to use trial and error to decide what works best for you.

What is important, though, is for it to be sustainable in the long-term. It's no use checking for job ads every six hours if you're going to give up after a week.

So, to recap, here's how to find a new job in the new year: study the  jobs market, identify your weaknesses and address them through training, use the right tools for job searches and create a routine for yourself to make sure you stay committed and focused on the task at hand.

So now you know how to find a new job for 2018all that's left is to start looking!

Author:Lisa Miller

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