How to bag the job you really want in 2020

Re-evaluating your career prospects and want to make a change but don’t know where to start?
How to bag the job you really want in 2020

Your LinkedIn searches aren’t getting you anywhere, even though you’ve paid for a premium subscription, and despite looking on job sites during every single lunch break, you can’t see the right role for you. Sound familiar?

While we’re firmly against the idea of “New Year, new you” when it comes to our bodies, January is as good a time as any to tackle your career head-on, and elevate your professional prospects for the future.

So we spoke to we spoke to Executive Coach, Leila Rezaiguia, who is the Co-Founder of Kompass Consultancy and Head of the Academy of Executive Coaching UAE, to get her top tips on how to approach finding, applying for, and most importantly bagging a new job.

Fools rush in

As 2020 is the start of a new decade, I first invite people to give themselves the gift of stillness. Wintertime is the perfect time to self-reflect and consider the goals that you want to achieve in the next cycle of your life. I invite my clients to take the time to review and learn from the recent cycle and list their dreams for the coming year.

Passion project

In my experience, I have never met or worked with anyone who is fulfilled, happy and successful and works in a field or an industry they hate. So, my advice is to explore your hobbies, passions and interests outside of work but also challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone to learn new skills, and new technical or behavioural competencies that will support you in your growth in a new role. Connecting with what you are really passionate about leads you to thrive in your career and have a positive impact on yourself and your company – it also means you won’t spend a full day watching the clock!

Ask for help

If you don’t know where to start with moving into a fulfilling role, I suggest hiring a Career Coach. A Career Coach can help you learn more about yourself, identify your strengths and motivators, and help you put a strategic career development plan. This is often where people are stuck, as they don’t know how to move forward, so a Career Coach can help you think differently and explore different perspectives.

The social network

And in the meantime, it’s very important to build, nurture and leverage your personal and professional networks. Be authentic and patient when building relationships as trust and rapport take time to build, but the outcome is invaluable when it comes to career transitions.

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