My routine in 3 steps to create a work opportunity / abroad
So let’s say you are well equipped to sell yourself (tailored CVs, reference letters, LinkedIn profile, name card & so on). Whether you are fresh grad or Senior it is not easy to start your job search.
Or is it?
I’ve always found excitement in looking for a new job as it shakes up your life a little bit and makes you question many things.
But it can also be stressful and time consuming. Some people just want a pay check at the end of the month and ultimately a job they don’t hate, which is fine, in that case just send CVs to random employers and you might get lucky. Obviously, that is not what I recommend if you want a job you really love.
So the first thing to do when looking for a job (you love) is to figure out what you really want. I advise to choose a few industries you have an interest in and get well informed on current trends, news, key actors, events etc.
Then make a list of ONLY a few companies (about 10-20) which you can see yourself working with. Use job boards & social media to spot out companies you might not even be aware of! You will use this list to frequently reach out to those companies until you secure the job you want. If this doesn’t work, well, make a new list! Bear in mind to do quality instead of quantity. Sending hundreds of applications to non-relevant jobs or companies will get you nowhere!
Prepare for interviews before making any contacts with potential employers. You should be ready beforehand as some opportunities show up faster than you think.
I got my first job in Hong Kong within 3 days and the other in 2 weeks. You need to be in the right state of mind to tackle a good opportunity when it comes to you.
With that, I wish you good luck!