Finding the Right Job (Not a Disneyland Job)
How do you go about finding the right job?
Your resume and cover letter can be very helpful in securing the right position, but how do you go about finding the right job (that is a perfect fit for you) in the first place?
Understand that the right job may not be a Disneyland job. What that means is that you may not have the exact job title you want, you may not get to have the cushy office you desire or you may have to work some hours on weekends/holidays.
One thing that can really help in this situation is for you to understand your basic desires and needs where a job is concerned. Is finding the right job really important to you? If so ask yourself some of the following questions: Do you know what you want? What is the least possible salary that you will accept for a position? Are you more inclined to work by yourself or as part of a team? How much variation do you like (day to day) in a position?
What will make you happy in your next job?
In order to realize what will make you happy, you need to spend some time analyzing your needs, desires and expectations. Get the idea of a Disneyland job out of your head. Be realistic. Unless you truly recognize what matters in your life, you will likely find yourself switching jobs somewhat frequently. Many people find themselves in situations like this because they have not taken the time to evaluate what is essential for them in an employment situation. Take some time to reflect on your needs and desires. Knowing what is important to you helps you make good decisions.
In addition to that, knowing what is of most importance to you will help you create your resume and cover letter in such a way that you identify those priorities.
After all, when you specify your willingness to work on team projects, you are more likely to be offered a job interview where those desires will be met.
One other benefit of clarifying your priorities is that you are more confident. When it comes time for an interview, you will have a much better understanding of yourself and you will be better able to handle those often-frustrating questions, like: "Why do you want to work here?" or "What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?"
Finding the right job is important
Finding the right job is important. It is important for you to have a position that suits you so that you will be happy. It is also important for your employer because happy employees are productive employees.
Be open to whatever opportunities come your way. Evaluate them by comparing them to your priorities. Whatever matches up, even if it was not something you originally considered, is worth contemplating. Finding the right job is important.