These are some things that will make you more proactive when searching for work and increase your chances of finding it. Establishing yourself as an expert in your field is the key. You must be active in order to become an expert. It doesn’t mean you have to be overwhelmed. It is not necessary or beneficial to do everything at once. Start by choosing one or two of these suggestions to implement in your weekly routine. Make it a habit and block your calendar. This list will help you make a positive difference in your life right now.
You can join a board or be a member in good standing of any industry group, non-profit organization, bar association, alumni association, trade association, or another group that corresponds with your career focus. Joining more than one association won’t be enough. Because you have limited time and can only get involved in so many associations, it is essential to do your research. You will gain great exposure and establish yourself as an expert. A job seeker must be involved in an association. A second thought. Everyone should be active, even those in a position.
Articles don’t need to be Hemingway-esque to be published. There are many opportunities for writers to get exposure through the internet. Trade publications and any other publications that are leading in your area of expertise might be good options. Do not be afraid to write even if you feel that you aren’t qualified, that you don’t have much to offer or that there are better writers than you. It doesn’t really matter what it is. Acting is important.
It is possible to write books, even though it seems impossible at first glance. Publishing books online is an affordable option. Ebooks allow you to publish a limited number of pages. This is not possible in printed publications. Authorship of a book is a great way to be recognized as an expert. It doesn’t mean you have to invent the wheel. Many ebooks are simply compilations of information that is freely available online. It is not difficult to organize and collect them. Many readers prefer to have all the information they need in one place rather than having to search for it elsewhere.
You don’t have to write an entire article or even a book. There is another way to show your brilliance: comments. There are millions of blogs on the internet, and many of them will focus on your area of interest. You should start one right away if you don’t already have one. Commenting on the article of a colleague is an excellent way for you to communicate, share your ideas and be seen. This does not mean that you can comment on your colleague’s lunch photo on Facebook.
Get an award. You may be asking yourself, “How the hell can I do that?” What most people don’t realize is that not all award winners are self-nominated. There are many awards available that can be awarded to outstanding people, including the Nobel Prize. You can search for awards given by your chosen society or association and nominate yourself. While I won’t discuss the morality of the act, let me just say that nominations are not the same thing as winning. It was a way for you to create the possibility of being considered. Once you’ve nominated yourself, you need to share the news with your community and promote it. You might be lucky enough to win the award, but even if not, you can still use the time period you were nominated for your expert status. “I am nominated for…”
You have most likely written something for school or college or given a presentation. This material can be reused and recycled instead of being reinvented. Although it takes some effort to edit it for publication, it is still much more accessible than writing new material.
Never stop learning. Do not assume you have reached a certain point in your career that you are finished learning. You can never stop learning if you want to excel at what you do. It is not only necessary, but it can also be gratifying. It will make you feel great to bend your cells once in a while. You must train your skull, just like you do your ab muscles. It will weaken if you don’t. Your brain is the one thing you don’t want to lose.
Keep up with the latest trends. Know what’s happening in your field. You need to know how to respond to situations and also be able to have discussions. It is not a good idea to present yourself as an expert on the latest news. Sign up to receive the latest news and join our newsletter list.
Some tasks are more time-consuming than others. Try different things until you find what you like. Persistence is key to everything you do.