3 Steps to Take to Find a New Job in 2020
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3 STEPS TO TAKE TO FIND A NEW JOB IN 2020
There is an old cliché that says a new year is a good time to start pursuing a “new you”. As we enter not only a new year but a new decade, clichés aside, it is a great time to start pursuing the life you have dreamed of. That may mean trying to better your physical or mental health, strengthen your relationships, or pursue a new job. While these are all good pursuits, finding a new job in 2020 is a particularly good idea. The market for job hunters is very good right now, especially for job hunters in the engineering space. Here are 3 steps to take to find a new job in 2020.
- Create a Picture of Your Dream Job
Don’t worry if you do not have any art skills, there will be no drawing involved! What we mean by creating a picture is taking all the things you want in a new job and getting it down on paper. When you compile this list of exactly what your dream job looks like, you will be better able to focus your search on the types of jobs you want and know if a new job is a good fit when the opportunity presents itself. The picture of your dream job should include the following, along with anything else that is important to you.
- What roles/tasks to do you enjoy most?
- What roles/tasks are you bets at?
- What roles/tasks do you like least?
- What are your long and short-term career goals?
- What are your biggest work/life balance priorities?
- How much money do you want/ need to make?
- What companies would you most like to work for?
Once you have answered these questions and any others you deem professionally important you will be much better equipped to start your job search. Without answering these questions, not only will your search be much less focused, but there is also a good chance when do find a new job, you will end up right back where you were before, not satisfied and looking for something else.
- Network, Network, Network
Whether you are actively or passively pursuing a new job, make a commitment in 2020 to network more. Studies have shown that over 45% of jobs still come through traditional networking. It may seem outdated, especially to younger job seekers, but many employers and hiring managers still value putting a face and a voice and a handshake to a candidate. Finding in-person meetups in your area is easier than ever with social media. Take a look at LinkedIn or even Facebook for networking groups in your industry or from your schools.
If it is difficult for you for whatever reason to find in-person networking events, social media also makes it easier than ever to keep in touch with old colleagues and reach out to potential new contacts. Just remember, while LinkedIn is the primary professional networking social media platform, any social media you are on can also be used as one. Think about that before your next late-night post!
- Work with a Specialized Staffing Company
In 2020, there are plenty of platforms to use in search of your next job. While they all have their benefits and drawbacks, the best way to ensure you are seeing and being seen by the best companies in your industry is by working with a specialized recruiting staffing company. Especially in the engineering industry, working with a specialized staffing company has a ton of benefits. Working with an award-winning engineering and construction staffing and recruiting company like Enscicon, will save you time and aggravation, get you connected with the right people at a given company, give you access to real salary and benefits info, help you better prepare for interviews, and let you look passively throughout the year.
Enscicon specializes in matching the right engineers with the right companies and positions across a variety of industries. If you are interested in industries like Oil and Natural Gas, Mining and Minerals, Power, Water and Wastewater, Environmental, or Transportation Infrastructure, Enscicon has the job listings and, more importantly, the relationships to get you in position to land your dream job.
It is a new year and a new decade, which makes it the perfect time to make positive changes in your life. Taking steps to find a new job in 2020 by creating the picture of your perfect job, stepping up your networking game, and reaching out to the engineering staffing experts at Enscicon could be just the change you need to put you on track for your best decade yet!
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