While it is hard to think of it that way, losing your job can morph into an opportunity—an opportunity to find a company and career that is a better match for your personality, goals and interests. How do you go about finding that dream job?
First, you need to know what your dream job looks like:
- What industry is it in?
- What type and size of company is it? Is it a startup, a multinational corporation, a medium sized company, a nonprofit, a family owned company?
- Where is it located? Does it need to allow telecommuting?
- What type of culture does it have? Does its philosophy of corporate giving and community participation match yours? Do employees show up in suits or in dungarees? Does it give employees a lot of freedom or expect manager to run a tight ship?
- What type of job would you like in that industry and that type of company? What would give you the most satisfaction and best match your skills, education, experience and accomplishments?
- Does the company have openings matching the description for the job you want (remembering that the same sort of job often masquerades under different titles and at different levels depending on the size of the company)?
- How would you like to spend a typical work day: alone in an office, as a member or leader of a team, going to meetings, handling emergencies?
- How much would you want to make? What sort of benefits would you want?
Once you know the answers to those questions, you can better target your resume. At Robin’s Resumes®, we help our clients fit their experience, education, accomplishments and skills to the jobs of their dreams.