Have you ever seen a job post and known, right down to your very bones,that it was made for you? Or maybe, dismissed a job at first glance, simply because it wasn’t ‘you’?
How could you tell?
If you saw the perfect job, would you know it?
According to Margaret, our Head of Recruitment, applying for the right jobs is not only critical to the success of your job search, but ensures that you thrive in the workplace once you secure your dream job. “In fact, it makes the job search process much more efficient and makes interviews less nerve wrecking than they usually are.” she says.
At Recours Four Kenya, we’re determined not only to help candidates find jobs by linking them with our clients, but ensuring the jobs are the right fit for them.
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Here are few indicators we look out for:
- Skill set
Meeting the minimum criteria for the job you’re applying for ensures that your CV gets past the first stage and warrants a second glance. While it’s good to take a few risks once in a while, give yourself the best shot by applying for jobs that require your particular skills.
Ask yourself this, if you didn’t need to be paid and could still meet your needs, would you still do the job or would you leave it all together? Outline your key motivations and check them against the job details to determine if they are aligned.
Even though motivation cannot compare to skills, it plays an important role in your work productivity and innovation, so don’t completely write it off.
- Working style
Just like there are different personalities, everyone has a different working style. Some people prefer routine while others are excited by new challenges and prefer project based work. Others like working alone, even though their colleagues prefer to work in groups. Most jobs usually require a variety of working styles. Aligning potential jobs with your working style, ensures you can perform the job both effectively and with ease.
So the next time you’re not sure whether to apply for a job or not, evaluate yourself based on these factors and increase your chances of job success.
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