The year 2016 was quite eventful across the globe. We saw a lot of socio-economical and political changes last year. From Brexit to the US Presidential elections and from Olympics to Paris attacks; it was a happening year.
At job front, the scenario was average because things like Brexit created a lot of turmoil and confusion which took some time to settle down. As far as the year 2017 is concerned, job market experts feel that the scenario will be mixed. Since the new government in the US will impose new policies in the US, the aftereffects will shatter the whole world.
For those who want to step into the professional world or those who want a career lift would require moving cautiously and consciously. Hasty and haphazard decisions could bring utter disappointment and dismay.
If you are a budding talent or a seasoned professional who expects a great boost in the career this year, then the below-mentioned aspects could be really helpful.
Set expectations realistically in 2017
Did you put extensive efforts in searching a lucrative job last year but couldn’t get a breakthrough last year? If yes, then perhaps you put extraordinary expectations. For your disappointment, the coming time won’t bring an exciting job market either.
Entrepreneurs worldwide are moving ahead slowly and carefully, looking at the changes happening worldwide. Even if we talk about the Indian market, then the demonetization impact hasn’t been over yet. Industries are recovering from the setback, and it will take another six months to get recovered fully, and that too if the budget is encouraging.
Hence, you should look for job opportunities that will enhance your professional skills and job knowledge. Even if the salary hike is not extraordinary, you should accept the offer without a second thought. The new position may not be as satisfactory as you thought, but it would make you prepared for further exciting opportunities tomorrow.
Writing authentic / original CV with real facts about your role and contribution – in your own words and with right keywords
Do you feel you couldn’t impress employers last year because the Resume format you have been using for quite some time has become old-fashioned? Yes, it is the right time to work on it in the year 2017.
Remember, people do not have time to read the whole array of information. HR managers look for keywords and shortlist candidate that match the selection criteria. Hence, you will not get interview call if you do not have relevant keywords in the Resume, regardless of the fact that you are the most qualified candidate.
Assess your value in 2017
Have you been sticking to the same job for quite some time? It means you haven’t evaluated your worth. You are in a comfort zone and don’t want to take a risk. Remember, those who are afraid of facing challenges do not get rewarded.
Even if you are not in a mood of changing the job today, it is a high time to look around for opportunities. Get in touch with HR managers of other companies or simply talk to a job consultant and you may find a great opportunity waiting at your door step.
If you are completely frustrated with work, then take a break
Well, it sounds absurd. However, those who can afford to keep themselves off from work must do it. Frustration gives terrific stress, and there are long-lasting implications, believe it. Hence, you should resign and do nothing in the year 2017.
Go to your favorite beach or book the tickets for a pilgrimage tour. Visit destinations that you have always been dreaming about. Enjoy late-night parties, Casino and cruise. Get recharged and start searching for new and exciting job offers. It is guaranteed that you will deliver wonders!
Learn a new skill or ask for job rotation
Rolling stones gather no moss; the proverb has lost the meaning in the modern world of multitasking. When you are really serious about shaping your career, you need to learn something new in the year 2017. It could be a new skill (MS Project) or a new job process (material dispatch) or job rotation (ask transfer to some other function).
Certainly, the initial few months will be a nightmare, but you will get hold of the situation eventually. It will add value to your Resume and personal profile.
Hear the footsteps of emerging technology
You need to be proactive as far as the use of new technology is concerned. The world is changing pretty fast. Something you learn today becomes obsolete tomorrow. In the year 2017, you must keep in touch with what is happening around. Read about what is hotcake in the market and grasp it. You need to be proactive to beat others.
The New Year starts with a new hope and a new agenda. Remember, it is not just a date mentioned in the calendar but the right moment to start something path-breaking. If you haven’t been successful in the past using the age-old job search strategy, then start following some out-of-the-box procedure and get succeeded.
Let the year 2017 bring a phenomenal change in your life. Of course, it needs a lot of efforts from your side. After all, No Lunch is Free!