Are you job seeking or about to start applying to roles? We’ve put together some essential questions to ask that will make the journey to new employment easier, smoother and more effective.
The job search can be confusing to navigate. It can feel like a maze figuring out where to begin, what to look out for and, quite frankly, whether you’re doing the right thing or not.
Thankfully there are some considerations that can simplify things for you. With these five key questions, you can carve out a practical path that will put you in a good position to successfully find the right job for you.
1. What are my key skills?
A seemingly simple question yet possibly the most vital. All your job search efforts should be made with this thought at the steering wheel.
It may be helpful to write down 5 key skills that you currently have. Keep the list short and straightforward. And remember, these don’t have to be from an existing job or specific work experience. Think broad – what are you really good at? Have you volunteered at an organisation before, led a group project or participated in a sports team? Consider soft skills such as ‘teamwork’, ‘attention to detail’, and ‘strong communication’, as well as hard skills such as ‘sales knowledge’, ‘customer service’ and ‘management skills’.
Once you have your list, you can use this to easily identify particular jobs that suit you. Narrow down potential jobs to those with descriptions that list your skills.
On Placed App, you can even take a discovery quiz to work out which positions might be best suited for you, and apply to relevant open positions near you.