Become In-demand and Valuable

May 7, 2020 | Australian College

When it comes to job-hunting, have you ever experienced being directly approached by recruitment agencies and potential employers even when you’re not actively looking for a new job? It’s not very common but when it happens, it only means one thing – you are a very strong candidate that’s why great offers come to you and not the other way around.

“Basic economic theory tells us that if you want something that’s both rare and valuable, you need something rare and valuable to offer in return””this is Supply and Demand 101. It follows that if you want a great job, you need something of great value to offer in return.” – Cal Newport

Here are things that you can do to market yourself as a strong candidate in today’s highly dynamic world of careers:

Create a Linkedin Profile

Linkedin is very similar to Facebook but it’s more of a place where you can find and connect with different industry professionals. Nowadays, business owners and recruiters are actively using this platform to reach out to suitable candidates before posting a job ad. It’s also possible to use it as an online resume or portfolio to highlight your current skills, knowledge and experience. You can even ask other people in your network for recommendations to strengthen your profile even more.

Develop Your Soft Skills

In order to succeed in your chosen field, you need to focus on soft skills development as much as you do on building and improving your hard skills. These types of skills are often neglected because they are deemed unimportant, but they are actually as significant as your technical abilities and expertise. Click here to read more.

Work on Your Strengths

Have you discovered what your strengths are? Strengths are naturally manifested through daily life. Like for instance when you learn to do certain tasks quickly and with ease, then that turns into your personal strength. It then becomes a part of your identity and gives you a better grasp of who you are. Your strengths are your assets so focus more on them rather than your weaknesses. Click here to read more.

Study A Qualification

When you apply for a job, you will notice that an education background is still needed and considered important. Work experience can help further down the track – it increases opportunities and professional development but also having a professional qualification uplifts your resume. Nationally recognised and accredited training is definitely highly valued and can be extremely rewarding on so many levels. Click here to read more.

“Be so good they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

“You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to be a valuable person. You become valuable because of the knowledge that you have. And that doesn’t mean you won’t fail sometimes. The important thing is to keep trying.”– Ben Carson

“With advances in technology come new in-demand career paths.” – Tae Yoo

“In business, you’re the Chief Salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand.” – Barbara Corcoran

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