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Job Search - The Pro-active Approach.


"By Mike Kelley Curriculum Vitae Writer, Advisor, Career and Life Coach".


Your Job Search .

The proactive approach starts with looking at where you want to get to, the experience and skills you need in order to get there, what experience you already have and, by comparing one with the other, where there is a shortfall. If the gap is small, you may be able to fill it by doing short term, project work. Where it is larger, you may consider focusing your immediate job search to finding a position which will provide a stepping stone to achieving your long term career goal .

Job Search - The Pro-active Approach

If you are employed you can maybe volunteer to undertake a project, join a committee or working party, that will give you experience you need . It may be possible to organize a secondment within your company or outside. Ideally, there should always be a mutual benefit. In practice, this is not difficult to achieve. If you are expanding your abilities you are not only likely to be providing a benefit to your employers, but you will also be of greater value to them in the future. The people who are at greatest risk of being made redundant are those who have stopped adding value to themselves, the organization or the customers.

If you are out of work, you can use temporary work, whether full-time or part-time, as a means of increasing your marketability.

Some people have a long history of changes and challenges. Many, when they think about it, realize that there were periods, when they were just doing the same thing respectively over the years. Think about your own last 5 years. Were they 5 years of CV added value, or just one year's tasks repeated 5 times over ?

Now, consider the last 12 months of your work experience. If you had written your Curriculum Vitae once 12 months ago, then again now , how much more marketable have you have become?

Focusing your mind on these questions may have made you realize that you have been getting into a rut. Now is the time to do something about it. Do not waste time, just start adding to your marketability straight away. You can do this regardless of whether you are currently in work or not .