1. UnLearn and Re-Learn
The world is changing so fast, you also have to move with it. Employers are constantly looking for new ways to provide solutions to customer needs in order to sustain customer satisfaction, such as building capacity; by employing new minds and out of the box skilled professionals. It is time to unlearn the old ways or outdated skills and update yourself with new skillsets that employers are looking for, such as Soft Skills, IT Skills and Management Technology Skills.
2. Learn More To Earn More
The more you learn, the more you earn. Employers are always on the lookout for new responsibilities, new skills and new techniques and they are ready to pay for it. Don’t be too comfortable with the present position, pursue new knowledge, so that when the next big opportunity comes up you’re not only qualified, you become the ideal candidate.
3. Get Work Experience
The new ways to get work experience without waiting for an official job are internships, job shadowing and volunteer work. Internship is a short-term job that may be paid or unpaid, that gives you experience in a real workplace. Job shadowing gives you the experience of following a person in their job for a few hours, or a few days. So look for either internships, job shadowing or a part-time job mainly for industry experience or participate in volunteer work, do not wait to get official job to gain work experience.
4. Enrich Your CV
Your CV or Resume is your gateway to impressing your employers first hand. Upon learning a new skill and gaining experience, use CV tools online such as CV Builder and Templates to professionally update your CV.
5. Build A Professional Portfolio and Network
It is time to begin presenting yourself as a true professional. You see employers are not joking when it comes to the image and public display of their employees. Start with Facebook and Linkedin, add all updated skills and relevant experience, be short and precise, your employers will be impressed.
By Using Facebook Groups and Linkedin, you can begin connecting with professionals in your field for relationships, these connection can in turn open doors to opportunities in the area of job offers, gigs and contracts.
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