If you're feeling stuck in your current position, you're not alone. However, it's important to realize that you can take an active approach in your job search and make a positive change in your professional life. Remember to keep these tips in mind when looking for your next position.
- Don't assume that a job doesn't exist because it isn't posted: "Studies show somewhere between 80 to 85 percent of available jobs are never advertised. That means they're successfully filled by referrals, by directly recruiting applicants or created as a result of the right candidate knocking on the door," reports Jason Alexander of Seacoastonline."With this staggering statistic in mind, it's important to research companies that are right for you and find ways to introduce yourself."
- Network, network, network: We can't stress the importance of networking enough. Luckily, in today's day and age, social media sites like LinkedIn and even Facebook can show you where your friends work. You can use these referrals to help land you your next position. Or, you can even sign up for groups that fit in with your career, such as the Professional Chef Association.
- Tailor your resume to the job you want: It's important to highlight certain skills that are applicable to the job you want. Although you don't have to recreate your entire resume each time you apply, keep in mind the job description and determine if any particular experience or award fits in with this description.
Happy job hunting! If you're looking to forward your career in the domestic service industry, be sure to register with Colonial Domestic Agency. We can help you take that next step in your career!