For most of the young students, the dreams are pretty basic. Most of them look for just getting a job irrespective of the fact that they like it or not. Nothing wrong in this as well because most of the passions get built only after you land up with some work where either you develop your passion or if lucky, you get what you really wanted.
Unfortunately, for most of the students and young professionals, finding a good job is always an uphill task. I agree, it is a grim situation and not an easy feat to land up with a job itself, left alone a dream job.
You should understand that every company offering a job are not looking to satisfy your dreams but looking to get the best out of you to fulfill their business needs. The cardinal rule always remains; they want the best value for money out of you.
“You should understand that every company offering a job is not looking at satisfying your dreams but looking at getting the best out of you to fulfill their business needs “
Larger and profitable organizations do have really good people practices to keep their employees happy, but it does not mean that all of them are perfect. You will have to research and understand weather the company you are looking for to work can really provide you with the right platform to learn and grow.
Unlike two decades back where only established and known companies gave the needed resume weight, the current times are almost as good for small and startup companies as well. In some sectors like information technology, startup companies are more sought after because of the learning opportunities and the benefits they might give later if they do well is becoming very appealing to young crowd.
Before you hunt for a new job, you must ensure that you are fully aware of the challenges and the opportunities your current job is giving you. Let the move not be a casual decision based on the peer pressure or your desire to earn more money without knowing your own worth.
Some quick helpful considerations can be :
a. Is your boss a good person and is genuine with respect to your growth and learning?
b. Is your company giving you right opportunity and role to maximize your potential?
c. Is your company looking ahead and growing?
d. How your company management manage the challenges of growth and issues of economic uncertainties?
e. The people practices of your company are good enough for you to feel good in the company.
f. Are your colleagues good, transparent and helpful to you?
g. Is the salary and benefits you get in line with industry?
h. The location of the work location is conducive to you and your family?
If the answers for more than half of these questions were positive, it would be better to invest in the current job unless you get a really good offer. However if you have decided to hunt for a new job, the best way in general is to build your resume. With changing times, it might just not be enough to have a resume, but should have good professional online presence too. Contributing to blogs, technical discussions, social contribution and extracurricular activities matter a lot in getting jobs, which look for higher level of profile.
You have to just remember few golden rules when you hunt for a good job:
a. Be sure, you fit in the profile the company is wanting.
b. Never be desperate, this impairs your ability to show good results to the interviewers.
c. Seek professional help in creating a resume
d. Never, never, never fake your resume or credentials. If caught in any background check, your future might get ruined.
e. Practice group discussion, elocution and presentation techniques.
Most people fail here.
I will continue to provide some good tips on a great interview in my blogs.
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