Looking for a job might be so stressful. Who really enjoys interviewing?
Luckily the good news is that there is a way to land an awesome job without ever feeling trapped in some sort of job-seekers purgatory.
In this digital new era of work, where is extremely important personal branding, social media and online networking, it’s possible to have appealing opportunities without ever looking for them.
Lets see together how it’s possible helping jobs come to you:
· Blog to get your next job
Obviously developing your online presence is very challenging and hard, but it’s the best way to cultivate job offers and other opportunities.
A blog or a personal profile on LinkedIN well-done will help you to find new job opportunities simply because people can see how awesome you are.
Learn how to make great post, articles and highlight certain aspects of your skills, experience and attitude. By doing so you can attract the kinds of opportunities you’re truly interested in.
· Keep Your Network Warm
Keep the contacts you already have warm can be even more important. If you meet someone and they forget about you the next day, they’ll never think of you when a relevant position crosses their desk, even if you’re perfect fit for it.
You want to be in mind for all the contacts in your network, so that they put your name at the top of their list when a job opens up that fits your skills, even if you already have a job. If one of your contacts really wants you, they will do everything in their power to bring you on board.
A simple way to stay always in mind for all the contacts in your network is by updating your status on social networks like LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Keep your updates informal and friendly, yet professional, and subtly showcase your value.
After writing challenging posts and articles, and sharing videos do not forget to engage and speak with your audience.
You’d be surprised how many members of your online community read your content.
· Tell your internet community what You’re Good At
Your contacts will never think of you for a position, if they don’t know what you are good at. If they don’t know you have the right skills.
Therefore make it always clear through your blog and your social media updates which are your strenghts.
You can do this not by completely saying it, it can come accross as bragging, instead you have to offer value that’s in line with your skills, attitude and experience. For your network will be easy to associate you with those qualities.
As Seth Godin said, “You don’t have to wait for permissions, so come in. No one is going to hand you success. Stop making excuses and just jump in the game.”
Originally published at medium.com