If you’re considering a job change, now is the best time to start looking for your next opportunity. Research performed by LinkedIn shows that October is the month when the greatest number of new job positions are posted. Organizations and businesses put a lot of time and energy during the fall months to finding new talent because businesses often experience growth during winter as holidays approach. This is also true of the architecture and design field. Since now is the best time to look for a new opportunity, here are some tips for your job search.
Start Early in the Week
Firms post the most job ads on Monday. If you start early enough, you can make yourself one of the first applications hiring managers read, which in some cases, may help you stand out in a crowded candidate pool. While you still need a strong cover letter, an eye-catching resume, and impeccable portfolio, it helps to be one of the first standout candidates that hiring managers spot.
Know Who You Are and What You Want in a Job
If you want to find a job opportunity that is a great fit for you and make an excellent first impression during your interview, you need to have confidence. The first step is to think about your values and skills. You need to know what kind of job position you want and what kind of firm you want to work for. What do you value? A flexible schedule? Opportunities to be creative? You also need to know how exactly what you have to offer a firm. Are you good at solving problems? Do you excel at taking initiative? If you’re confident in who you are and what you want, you will be able to communicate it clearly to the hiring manager, which will increase your odds of landing the job.
Ask the Right Questions
When interviewing for job opportunities, keep in mind that interviews are a two-way street. Hiring managers are assessing your potential and trying to figure out if you will fit in with the company’s culture. But you are also interviewing the company to determine if the firm is a place you will be happy working at. Ask about the company’s values and the company’s approach to leadership. You want to know if your values align with the company and what the company’s management style is. These types of questions can help predict job satisfaction.
If you are looking for a new job opportunity in the architecture or design field, now is the perfect time to start looking. The fall months typically have the most new job postings, so you’re more likely to find a job position that fits your wish list.
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