Looking to maximise your job search in 2014?
In the latest careers article from Go Zambia Jobs we suggest 5 things that ALL job seekers should do to maximise their chances of success in 2014.
1. Review 2013 and the start of 2014
In the workplace annual reviews are common practice. They help companies and workers to measure and assess performance, highlight trends, and find ways to improve performance in the future.
It may be useful for your in your own review to note down:
- How many jobs did you applied for in 2013/14
- The job titles and skills required in each role
- Which applications led to an interview and why
- Whether there were any improvements in terms of the quality of your applications
- Which interviews led to a job offer and why
- Any feedback that you received from employers
When you have completed this task what can you see? Where some job applications more successful than others? Has there been any improvement in terms of the quality of applications submitted?
Try to use the results of your review to find ways that you can develop and improve in 2014.
2. Set targets for 2014
A person without targets is like a feather in the wind drifting around wherever the wind takes them.
Writing down targets provides focus and can help you to gain control of your future. Whether you want to find your dream job or just want to find a job to pay the bills setting targets can help. You can consider these targets as small steps towards your ultimate goal – remember that a even journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
3. Develop new skills and experience
The jobs market in Zambia is a competitive environment. Developing new skills and experience is vital to increase your chances of finding employment in 2014. There are lots of ways that you can improve your skills and experience. These include formal education, internships, volunteering or self-study. There are lots of great free courses and resources available on the internet to help you to develop new skills and experience. To find out more about these resources visit the Education Section on Go Zambia Jobs.
4. Get help
Job seeking can be a very stressful process and can provide a tough challenge for even the most resilient of people. The good news is that you do not have to struggle alone. Go Zambia Jobs have produce lots of free resources to help you get the most out of your job search in 2014. From articles on Common Application Mistakes, Job Seeking Tips for Graduates, Questions to Ask at Interviews and much more visit www.gozambiajobs.com/career-advice.
5. Stay positive
It can be difficult to stay positive when trying to find work. However, the start of a new year offers a fresh start and new hope to all those looking to find employment in Zambia. By reviewing 2013, setting targets for 2013, developing new skills and experience, and getting help from others you can get the most out of your job search in 2014. You may also want to check out our free articles on How to Avoid Job Search Fatigue, How to Survive Rejection and How to Improve your Application Success Rate.
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