To take command of your career means to keep control of it and not
simply rely on other people to deliver on your behalf. Here's how you
can do it.
Decide on a goal and direction for your career.
Do you want to do your current job in a more advanced way? Do you want
to work in a different industry or different field? Do you want to do
or to manage?
Don't plaster your resume
on every single Internet job board you can find. Hiring managers and
recruiters start wondering why you can't get a job if they see your
resume all over the Internet.
Make sure you understand what sort of job you are looking for and
focus your job search rather than simply firing offer dozens of resumes
and waiting for the calls to come in.
Don't apply for jobs you aren't qualified for. This upsets hiring managers and recruiters
and wastes their time. It shows that you can't follow instructions or
don't read job descriptions. On the other hand, do apply for jobs that
are related to your experience, even if the job description doesn't
match your experience completely.
Use recruiters to supplement your job search but don't rely on them to get you a job.
Learn. If you would like to take your career in a particular
direction, take classes in that area, read books and articles on the
subject, and seek out tasks in your current job to help you gain
Talk to others in your target field, company or industry. Ask them
what they like and dislike about their work and let them know you are
Understand what a company is looking for when you read over job
descriptions. Look for "must have" skills and ensure you highlight in
your resume that you have the "must have" skills and any "nice to have"
Try to get as much activity going on in your job search as
possible. Speak with people who can positively influence your job
search, apply for jobs yourself, work with recruiters, attend job
fairs, let your family and friends know you are looking for a new job,
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