You may have heard the phrase “Always Be Learning.” To be the best you can be, in your professional and personal life, this certainly holds true. We can and should always be learning. Learning doesn’t cease just because we receive a degree or reach a certain age. We can always learn more about our surroundings and others.
There is another phrase to follow in life – Always Be Looking. If the recession and economic uncertainty of past years taught us one thing, it could be that we never know the real security of our jobs and lifestyles. One day we can have it all, and the next day be forced to look for a new opportunity. While the shock of being laid off or having our companies close cannot be lessened through preparation, we should always be learning and looking. Looking for other opportunities in our field, or in other fields, and keeping our options open.
Know Where Your Industry is Going
Are the number of job opportunities growing in your field, or are positions like yours disappearing? By constantly looking for job opportunities, you can spot trends, gain the education you need, and be proactive in your career.
Give Yourself Goals
Research jobs you would want down the road. If you are in college or a training school, look for positions you would want to apply to after graduation. If you are in a field and want to move up (and who doesn’t), look at the descriptions and requirements of those jobs that would appeal to you in 1 year, 5 years, or more. Create a path to success by gaining the education and experience needed for those positions.
Create a Game Plan for a Worst-Case Scenario
If you lost your job next week, what would be your first steps? By regularly researching the types of jobs available in your field, and the companies where you would want to work, you would have knowledge of where to begin your next aggressive job search.
How Job.com can help
Job.com is a platform with a focus of putting America Back to Work. If you are ready to continue (or begin) your resolution to Always Be Looking, upload your resume and our clever AI matching will pair you with jobs that are unique to your skillset 24hrs a day. We are available to reach employers across the nation meaning you don't need to do any searching. Once we have your resume, we will do the searching for you. Once we have something, we will notify you and you can decide to apply. Then once you start your new job we will give you 5% of your first years salary as a signing bonus once you pass the first 90 days of your new job. Once you pass we place the signing bonus on a prepaid credit card and you can spend it on whatever you like. What are you waiting for? Upload your resume now.