4 Ways to Make Sure You’re Always Ready for a New Job Opportunity

Even if you’re completely happy with your job, it’s perfectly normal to wonder if there’s something better out there, possibly a job with better pay, a better title or more opportunity for advancement.

Despite the length of time you have been at your current position, if an opportunity comes along that is more interesting and at an attractive salary level, you should be ready to apply to it, regardless of the situation with your current employer.

Consider the following tips if your want to be ready for that golden opportunity when it comes along and minimize career-related FOMO.

Sign up for job alerts

Suppose you had a personal assistant helping you find a job, at no cost, around the clock, showing you only premium job opportunities, customized exactly to your skills, interests and experience.

Job alerts essentially act as this kind of personal assistant. Most job sites on the internet have them, and all you need to do is sign up to receive them.

If you’re currently in a wonderful job that you like, you can adjust job alerts to provide you with only your dream employment conditions. By doing this, your alerts will tip you off to only your perfect job opportunities.

Do some career development

One of the best ways to be ready for new career possibilities is to gain new abilities. Gaining new skills can open you up to new career paths, and even the process of gaining new knowledge, through a class or an industry event, can be a networking opportunity that leads to a better job.

Before you start looking at conferences, tradeshows or training classes to attend, look into the career development options at your current job. If you company doesn’t offer much in the way of career development and you can’t get to career events any time soon, consider the many, many free learning resources on the internet.

Up your resume game

If it’s been a while since you freshened up your resume, you need to get it up to date as soon as possible. Be sure to remove outdated content when doing any resume tweaking.

If you’re resume is polished and ready to go, you should work on multiple versions for different jobs you might be interested in applying to. There is no one-size-fits-all for resumes, so any different and intriguing ability you can include ought to be mentioned. To figure out the best way to tailor your resume to a job, read the job description to see what types of keywords are used and what values the business holds in high regard, and then have your resume indicate that.

Document, quantify your achievements

Today’s hiring managers want to see exactly what you can do for them. Therefore, it’s critical to keep track of all your achievements, and translate those achievements into hard numbers that are easy to understand.

At Labor Temps, we routinely work with employed professionals who are curious about other job possibilities on the market. If you’re ready to see what else is out there, please contact us today!