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Ever got fed up with the job you are in and looked for a new one via the generalist sites online?
Well, you're not alone, in fact, many people spend hours of their day browsing such sites in the hope of finding that one perfect job that is perfect for them. However, despite all the time they put in on such websites, for many that one ideal position remains elusive.
Several years ago, I had a job as an assistant preschool teacher that I loved. I did well at it and worked with great people. My students were awesome, but I was missing something. It started to become mundane and just didn't hold any of the joy that it once did. I started slipping up, not really caring anymore and things took a turn. I ended up leaving that job and moved on to a job that I never thought I would have found myself in, probably ever.
I started working for an office and print store where I was able to be creative and help customers be creative. It was literally my perfect job. It also paved the path towards me doing some of the things I do today.
The Perfect Job: 3 Ways to Tracking it Down
Use a specialist site
The first option to consider here is swapping a generalist job site for a specialist one. In fact, this can be one of the most effective methods of tracking down that one perfect job that will suit your needs and expertise down to the ground.
Of course, your first task is to find a specialist site that matches the area in which you want to work. Therefore, if you are looking for a new job in family medicine, a website that allows you to search the different medical roles on offer, is what you will need. However, if you are looking for a position in the construction, you will do much better with a recruitment site that specializes only in that area.
In fact, because of their special status, such sites can give you a much more nuanced breakdown of the role you are interested in involves. They can also provide more detailed information about the benefits on offer, something vital when looking for a new job.
Build a network
Next, instead of spending your time on generalist recruitment websites, why not tap into the power of your personal network instead? Now, I'm not talking about asking your friends and neighbors for a job, but instead using any professional networks, you are in, to your advantage to find your perfect job.
In fact, by letting your peers know you are in the market for a new role, you could be in line to hear about any positions before anyone else. Although discretely doing this is essential. Unless you want the news to get back to your current employer that you are considering leaving. To that end, many people used online networking tools such as LinkedIn. Where they can browse currently available roles without getting into hot water in their current post.
Use an agency
Finally, if you are searching for that perfect job, why not sit back and let it come to you? Yes, that's right; there is an option that is as low-effort as possible. It's meeting with a recruiting agency and allowing them to track down the perfect position for you.
In fact, this can work particularly well for professionals that are looking to make a change. Yet are far too busy with their current position to put lots of time and effort into searching, and applying. Although, do bear in mind that such agencies will usually require a fee for such services. After all, whether you pay in time or money, finding the perfect job doesn't come for free!