You were a little nervous, but you felt confident, intelligent and qualified; the interviewer seemed impressed with your resume and answers to her questions… and then the interview ended with, "We have several more candidates to interview, but we’ll be in touch."
According to performance experts, the average American will invest about 90,000 hours at work over the course of his or her career. However, a 2013 Gallup poll revealed that an astounding 70 percent of workers surveyed described themselves as “disengaged.”
For those unfulfilled and unhappy workers, there really is hope for finding that dream job. But the critical first step lies in identifying the pathway to professional fulfillment. Simply put, that means asking yourself (or others) the hard questions which lead to honest inner dialogue about your passion (or purpose), your talent and your inner drive. In light of this, following are five (5) important questions every person considering a career change should ask themselves.
One of the key secrets to getting that position you’ve always wanted doesn’t have to do as much with what you know but instead who you know. Networking has always played a huge role in finding a job, but its importance to job seekers everywhere has increased significantly in recent years. By understanding the steps that you should be taking to increase your networking effectiveness, you can increase the overall chances that you’ll land that position of your dreams.
For those seeking employment, avoiding large gaps on a resume can be crucial. Potential employers often view gaps as problematic, even if the person in question had been spending the time searching for a job. Professionals who are struggling to find new employment in the current economy as well as those seeking jobs in a new field, however, may feel as though these gaps are inevitable. Fortunately, there are ways to put these periods of unemployment to use that will minimize gaps and show professional ambition to potential employers.