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Job Strategies That Can Work Wonders For Your Career

Aug 17, 2007
Searching for a job is usually attempted amidst a stressful work environment, using a variety of methods and strategies. Sometimes, the strategies used to get a particular job may not be the same for another. However, you have to employ different strategies for different fields, depending on the situation. Sometimes you have to use strategies to make your existing work more satisfying.

Two important strategies are:

1)Job search strategy
2)Job satisfaction strategy

-Job Search Preparation: It is impossible to find a job if you don't know what you actually want to do because this will be the first question asked by any placement agency. There are many books and online sites that can guide you with career details and help you in selecting a career.

-Implementing Your Job Search: First you will have to select a job site. After identifying the potential employers that interest you, track down and visit their websites. Larger companies display the job opportunities on their sites, where you can post your resume.

-Follow Up: After having identified a job, send your resume and a cover letter to the recruiter or hiring manger. Then call to see if they have received it. Never assume that every email you send is received. You should not just depend on the website information. Networking is often the most efficient way to find a job.

Job Satisfaction Strategy

Lack of job satisfaction leads to an environment full of stress. The reasons are many - for example, conflict with co-workers, conflict with the supervisor, not being paid well, lack of growth, fear of losing a job due to downsizing. Sometimes the job itself causes a sense of dissatisfaction. To handle this, you must take some time off and think about all the things that motivate or inspire you. People tend to approach their work with different viewpoints. Some view the work at hand, while some focus on financial satisfaction. Depending on the cause of dissatisfaction, there are many strategies to improve your job satisfaction.

-Improve Your Job Skills- By being a confident communicator and a highly organized person, you can increase your job skills.
-Develop Your Own Project- Take a project that motivates you and gives you a sense of control because working on something you care about can actually boost your self-confidence.
-Mentor A Co-Worker-Once you have mastered your job, you may find it boring and so, helping a co-worker can restore the challenge.

Sometimes jobs can be boring, so you should try to break the monotony by taking work breaks or listening to music or even working out. All these things can help to alleviate your stress at work. Last but not the least, you should always be positive and open to accept and implement new strategies that may work to improve your career.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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