When you start a new job search, don’t wing it, do some research.
People always say they don’t need a plan or research they can just wing it. However, when it comes to a job search, don’t wing it. Instead take time to do research to see what is available. This is a crucial step that you should not miss or shirk away from.
When most people are looking for jobs, they research companies. They find out all about the company they would like to join. They even try to get some secrets about the interviewer. Those are important steps. I would never advise you to avoid them. However, before you select a company and before you accept an interview offer there is other research you must do. You must research to find out what is available.
Industry changes all the time. Sometimes positions exist today that did not exist yesterday. As industry changes so do needs for employees. You do not want to waste time searching for jobs that no longer exist. It also doesn’t make sense to ignore new jobs on the horizon that would be perfect for you. Here are a few jobs that no longer exist:
- computer card puncher
- switchboard operator
- bowling alley pinsetter
- video store clerk
- cigarette girl
Here are a few jobs that have popped up in recent years:
- cybersecurity analyst
- artificial intelligence assistant
- life coach
- stem cell researcher
- organic food producer
As you gain more professional experience and education, you qualify for more and different jobs. This means that the job you have at your current place of employment may be obsolete at other companies. You must do research to find out what is currently available. This research will help you position yourself for the search. After all, how can you find the right opportunity if you don’t know what the world currently needs?
The next time you decide to do a job search, don’t just start looking at particular companies. Instead, look at positions that make your heart sing. Then find companies that have openings in those positions. The world is your oyster or perhaps it is your lobster. Let the research guide you!
Your next job search may be the best one yet. Take the time to do the research to find out. So the question for you this wonderful day is, what type of job are you looking for next?