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Finding the right job

By LAURIE STUART
Posted 10/6/21

Employers and employees share a common goal: to make sure that there is a good match between the company, the skills of the people they employ and the results that can be achieved.

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Employers and employees share a common goal: to make sure that there is a good match between the company, the skills of the people they employ and the results that can be achieved.

Finding the right job means that you need to find something that motivates you and makes an impact for your employer.

Here are a few tips that can help you in your quest to find the perfect job.

1) Reflect on your skills. (Hint: Ask yourself, what do you do well? What skills have you acquired outside of work? What are you passionate about doing?)

2) Figure out your top 10 priorities. (Hint: Consider the kind of people you enjoy working with; what products or services matter to you, and what you are trying to achieve. Look for jobs that match at least six out of the 10 priorities.)

 
 
 

3) Focus on job ingredients. (Hint: By putting together your skill set, your knowledge, passion and working style, you start to form a more complete sense of the perfect job. This allows you and others to make creative suggestions rather than just focusing on job titles and tasks.)

4) Do some research on job sectors. (Hint: Pick a couple of job ideas and ask around until you get a chance to talk to people who actually do the role.)

5.) Keep an open mind and avoid yes/no thinking. (Hint: It’s often hard to consider doing something new or taking a risk. Explore your options thoroughly.)

Resources: www.theguardian.com/careers/how-to-find-right-job-for-you.

Text: Laurie Stuart • Print Graphic design: Amanda Reed

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