In today’s competitive market, finding a new job can be difficult and finding the job you really want seems almost impossible. If you go about the job search the right way, however, things get much easier. Read on to learn how to start your job search on the right foot so things go smoothly and you find the job you want.

The First Step: Stay Organized and Plan Out the Search

It is no surprise that dedication is the first crucial quality necessary in a successful job search. Even if you think you have all the time in the world to find a new job, it is important to set a goal for yourself and stick to it. A good rule of thumb is to say you will find a new job in 30 days, then dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to that task. There is no need to go overboard, so accomplishing smaller goals each day is realistic and will propel you toward your end goal.

Step Two: Know Who You Are and What You Want

While this may sound like self-help advice, it is vitally important to any progressive endeavor one undertakes. As you begin your search for a new job, you should ask yourself what sort of job you would thoroughly enjoy, and what kind of work environment would make you productive and happy. While you’re at it, clarify the reasons you left your last job, and do your best to avoid opportunities that may bring you back to those reasons. Outlining what you want and what you like will help you focus your search.

Step Three: Put Your Skills Out There for Everyone

It may go without saying that you probably want a job that utilizes your talents but acknowledging and understanding your skills is still an important part of the job search. Be honest with yourself about your skillset and think of jobs that will allow you to use your skills in a way that keeps you productive and happy. When you know what you can do and what you’re good at, it becomes easier to talk about your skills with other people, and you’ll need to do that to get the job you really want.

Step Four: Find and Research Available AI Industry Jobs

Once you know what you want and what you can offer employers, it’s time to look into the jobs that are available to you. You’ve focused the search by setting your standards, and you’ve given yourself a goal by citing your skills. Look for jobs that meet your standards and offer your skills a chance to shine, then make note of them, check out the career opportunities on PROPRIUS’s website as well. It helps to make a list of loosely organized preferences, almost like a most-wanted list of jobs. You will come back to these when you start the application process in earnest.

Starting a job search is a challenge, but it is one you have accepted. With these steps in mind and taken care of, your search is off to a good start and it’s time to move on to the next phase; Find the AI Job You Want: Steps 5-9.

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