Research Tools to Change Career

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One of the fears that many people have when considering a career change is making a move and then finding out the new job just isn’t for them.

The prospect of then having to move job yet again within only a short space of time is not a desirable option, for you or your employer.

This is where research is key to finding the right job, and when it comes to job research there are plenty of options available.

Start researching internet job sites

When beginning their job research most people now turn to the internet. There has been an explosion of online job sites including every job specific recruitment agency you could imagine. With the internet you can look for jobs anywhere in your town or city, a new state or just about anywhere in the world.

With internet job searches there are no limits when it comes to job searches but this doesn’t mean of course that you can apply for every job.

The good thing about internet job sites is that you can input your details, your resume, your qualifications and your career experience and see your job matches. You can then assess whether you might actually want to work at one of the recommended jobs. For this purpose, doing a webcheck generally helps gathering information about the company you’re applying with, where it stands financially and what its prospects are.

Set up job alerts

The job market is competitive and there will no doubt be many job seekers going after the same jobs that you are. Set up job alerts on the job sites you use in order to be notified immediately when new jobs come in.

Be a proactive job hunter

Your job research shouldn’t start and end with online job sites. If you have some idea of the new career path you wish to take then go forth and seek out. Contact companies and businesses in your intended career field; call and enquire and send letters to companies.

Research recruitment agencies that specialise in your intended job field. Using a recruitment agency is one of the best ways to get your foot in the door when it comes to a new career path. With a recruitment agency job in a new career field you may have to start at the bottom but once you are inside the company you are then free to apply for internal jobs and work your way up. Don’t forget to check out your local newspapers. Many employers still advertise in print, so keep an eye out on the day that jobs are posted.

Use your social media

If you are someone who spends a fair amount of time on social media then this can pay dividends when it comes to finding a new job. Within your network of contacts there may be someone who works in your intended job sector or they may know someone who does. Ask for information, find out job vacancy status within companies and ask for introductions. This is one of the best ways to network and find out some inside details on your intended career.

The first step on any new career path is always the most daunting but researching your options should eliminate those fears and increase your chance of finding a job that’s right for you.