4 Steps To Changing Your Career and Your Pay Check

If you will soon be graduating and looking for work, or are in a job that you’re not completely happy with, but you don’t know how to get out of it, then it could be time to make yourself a better employee. Making yourself a better employee means being someone that more and more people want to hire and give an interview to. Being more employable can change your life in many ways. In can increase your self-confidence, as well as being able to enjoy life more and get your finances on track. So what are you waiting for? Here are some actions that you can be doing to make sure that you’re more employable than ever before.

Changing Your Career

Use Social Media

Like it or love it, or even use it only occasionally, it is good to get online and use social media as a tool for work. It can be a big factor in employment and recruitment, and when used well, it can be a vital tool to help career progression. LinkedIn, for instance, is a really useful tool for job hunters. It is also a good idea to keep your personal profiles on things like Twitter and Facebook professional as possible and remove any suggestive images. They want to see that you’d fit in with them and their business, and they are likely to search you when your application comes into them.

Improve Your Skill Set

If you want to be employed in something in particular, then some training in it, if you don’t have much experience can always be a good thing. Take working in sales, for example. It can be a really varied role with bonuses for hitting targets, making it a really attractive option. But having some sales training can help you to get your foot in the door, so to speak. The same goes for things like IT skills. You don’t need to be an expert or want to work in IT, to improve your IT skills. Needing spreadsheet knowledge to creating pdfs can all be part and parcel of a job, so it will help if you these things or have some experience.

Be Proactive

There is a saying that the early bird catches the worm. And as cliche as it may sound, it is really true when it comes to job hunting and bettering your career. You can’t simply wait for opportunities to come to you. You need to look around, send out your resumes, and talk to people. Your ideal job is going to rarely, in fact, basically never, just come right to you. You need to be serious about making a change and get out there and do it.

Believe in Yourself

If you doubt yourself, then what is going to happen? You are likely to stumble at the first hurdle and then not bother trying again. Be realistic, but also be positive with what you can do. When you carry yourself with confidence it is going to give you a confidence boost, as well as show to others that you know what you are doing. 

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