5 Ways to Target the Right Job


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5 ways to target the right job when we re looking for a new job how many applications do we send off a week 40 50 some of us do indeed churn out applications at this rate and then wonder why we don t hear back from anyone the problem is if we re spewing out that many applications we probably don t have the time to sit down and assess if each job would be right for us and to target our approach to the employers accordingly the key to getting the right role is not to apply to as many positions as we can in as short a space of time as we can but to target the right job for us and then invest our energy into getting that one application right here are some pointers for creating an effective targeting strategy 1 find out about your targeted area of opportunity let s say you want to change careers altogether and you re interested in shifting to a new and particular career you may not know much about it now but you don t have to wait until you start work in that field to find out what it really entails research your targeted area of opportunity by looking at trade magazines relevant organizations websites attending industry events and asking your existing contacts about it 2 identify target organisations whether you want to stay in your current industry or shift to a new one consider targeting specific organisations as opposed to just typing a couple of keywords into a job site s search engine and applying for every job that comes up look at organisations within your field and see if they match up with your values objectives and style of working do you need an organisation that s close to you geographically follow us @posignition www.positionignition.com


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will the company need to be flexible around your childcare arrangements think about whether an organisation is suited to you before contacting it for a job 3 make a targeting plan once you ve done your research and chosen your target career and organisations you can draw up a targeting plan this will focus your choice of industry and company even more include in the plan · · · the size of each organisation you re looking at the type of business it is the culture of the company 4 examine what your plan reveals if you ve done your research in order to create your plan you might come up with some interesting information that will help you choose the right roles to apply to for instance you might find that a multinational brand is struggling whilst a company with a more low-profile reputation is expanding in size and scope and doing exciting innovative things which one did you want to join before doing your research which one do you want to join now 5 think through what you ve found once you ve done all this use the information instead of discarding it and reverting back to mass job applications your research and planning should have helped you to narrow down which jobs you re going to target once you have a manageable shortlist your job applications will be that much more effective invoking more of a response this checklist has been created by position ignition ltd one of the uk s leading career consulting companies please contact enquiries@positionignition.com for more information or to suggest additional resources follow us @posignition www.positionignition.com



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