If you’ve been looking for a job for any length of time, you’ll notice there are many out there beyond your level of expertise. Why is that? Is it because of your education? Your lack of experience? If you want to move ahead in your career, sometimes you need to make yourself more marketable. How exactly can you do that?
Further Your Education
Many job postings today require’ degrees. If you’re in the market for one of these positions and you don’t currently hold a degree, then you need to seriously consider exploring obtaining one. Start gathering information about online distance programs, if that would suit your lifestyle better. This is true for undergraduate and graduate degrees.
If you don’t feel that a formal education is what you need, look into other specific training programs that are suitable for your field. Look through job postings and take notes on the areas where you can improve and research ways on how to do just that.
Take Advantage of Your Situation
If you’re currently employed, you can use your position to better yourself as well. Take on new tasks that will allow you to gain that experience you’re lacking. Head up a project and manage it and the people a part of it to get some managerial experience.
It can be difficult to muster up enthusiasm to try new things at a job that you dislike. If that’s you, you need to change your frame of mind. Instead of dreading every day, look at it as an opportunity to train yourself for a new, and better, job.
It’s imperative that you don’t sulk in your misery. Potential employers can spot a desperate job seeker a mile away. Even if you are desperate to get out of your current situation, take advantage of the in-house training they may provide. Can you take outside classes to hone up on your computer skills? If there is a weakness in your resume, take this time to make it a positive instead.
Looking for a job is a stressful situation. However, if you can make yourself more attractive in a potential employer’s eyes, then you need to do it. There are lots of other job seekers out there just waiting to take your dream job. Strive to make yourself easily employable and then the difficult part will be deciding which job offer to accept.