When choosing the best career path to explore, you have to remind yourself that it’s not enough to see if you’re right for the job; you should also consider if the job would be right for you. It’s a combination of knowing who you are, what you want to be, and what opportunities are available to explore.
If you want to find the right match in your career, you should consider these tips that can help you be more prepared during recruitment events.
1. List Down All of Your Qualifications
The best way to prove who you are is by presenting evidence of your strengths and abilities. It’s essential to highlight the best parts of your skills, so prepare a list of your qualities that will fit the jobs in your preferred industry.
Aside from writing down your qualifications, consider pointing out particular moments in your life when you exhibited these qualities you are most proud of. Reports, awards, certificates, commendations, and similar concrete achievements can help support this.
2. Go Through the Job Listing Thoroughly
Don’t just look at the title and skim through everything else as you search for a new job. After all, your job will take up a significant part of your life, so make sure you have something that you will be excited and happy to do.
When you go through a job listing, take a close look at the descriptions of job responsibilities, the working conditions, expectations from the right candidate, and the information about the company. By going through this information, you will be able to identify which company will be a good fit, not only for your skills but also for your lifestyle and values.
3. Review Your Relevant Work Experience
One of the most important ways to prove your worth to a hiring manager or a recruiter is through showing your relevant work experience. It can be an internship you’ve done, a part-time job when you were younger, or activities you’ve done while you were still a student.
To make this work and show you’ve learned something from these gigs, you should consider citing examples of what you’ve worked on, your significant contributions to the company, and the skills you’ve learned.
4. Research as Much as You Can about the Job and the Company
In many cases, you can learn about the job beyond what was posted in the advertisement. If you want to be more knowledgeable during the interview, take the time for a bit of research.
Go through your potential employer’s website and get as much information as you can on their background, values, and services. This way, you can see if you’ll be a good fit for the company, and you can set your expectations if you push through with the application.
If you can, you should also look through websites that gather reviews from former and current employees about what it’s like to work for the company. By seeing the actual sentiments of former workers, you’ll have an idea of the best and worst parts of working there.
If you are looking for a place to start a new career, there are many things that you can do to prepare yourself. However, don’t pressure yourself too much and enjoy the time in finding the best match for your skillset.
Get a head start on the job hunt at the Cardiff University careers fair as organised by The UK Careers Fair. On the 25th of November 2021, at the Principality Stadium in Westgate Street, Cardiff, you can check out job offerings from various organisations, submit your applications, schedule interviews, and try to find your match. Register today to get a free ticket, or message us to learn more!