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Thursday, February 29, 2024

College 101: 3 Tips for Finding the Right Job

Finding the right job is one of those things that's easier said than done. Many of us would massively benefit from having some kind of instruction manual for when it comes time to picking our profession. Maybe you're someone who has always wanted to be a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, or medical doctor, but you never ended up getting the bachelor's degree or master's degree like you should've.

The point is that the key to enjoying all of life's abundance is to make sure you ultimately find the right job. You'll be spending a lot of your life working that job as a nurse practitioner, medical doctor, EMT, or software engineer so you want to make sure that it's something that you really enjoy. Let's take a look at some helpful tips for finding the right job.

1. Get the inside scoop.

Thankfully, we have a wealth of helpful research tools available online at our disposal to determine whether or not a job that seems beautiful on the surface might be a total nightmare underneath all of that. Toxic company culture can completely ruin an otherwise stellar job. You might find yourself in a full-time occupation with a company that you thought was the dream job, only to learn that the boss at the said company is nothing short of a full time waking nightmare.

So, use resourceful job-hunting tools like LinkedIn and Glassdoor to contact people at various companies that you're interested in working at. The due diligence you can do before starting up with a new gig serves as its own kind of preventative care.

2. Know Yourself

One of the most important parts about finding the job that's right for you is ultimately knowing yourself. You're destined for failure before you even ever begin your job search if you're not able to look inward at yourself with full piercing honesty. Maybe you're making that big leap from being an educator at a school to pursuing your passion for being a family nurse practitioner. Maybe the only reason you're making that leap in the first place is that you were able to be introspective and identify what you want to do with your life.

So, long as you're able to fulfill your true passion, you're destined for a successful career. Just follow your heart and a whole lot of the rest of it has a tendency to work itself out.

3. Go all out on your cover letter.

Taking the example of a career as a nurse practitioner. You've recently finished getting your master's degree and you're applying for nurse practitioner jobs, or you're trying to get a foot in the door with a promising clinic as a pediatric nurse practitioner, the value of a cover letter can't be expressed enough.

You don't have to have a specialty in crafting masterful cover letters to make them count. It's all about investing enough time in ensuring you make a good impression on that potential future employer with a cover letter that says you really care. It's best to look at a cover letter as your opportunity to initiate a more personable dialogue with a company than you'd otherwise be able to have if all you could submit was a resume. So, make sure you channel all your energy and passion into writing the best cover letter that you can or seek help from a professional to write one for you.

We've touched on just a few of the key things you need to remember when you're on the hunt for the right job. Maybe after this, you'll feel like you want to shift from a career as a doctor of nursing practice to dabbling with direct sales pet products — the world's your oyster. Moments of spontaneous clarity can throw you into a career path that you never saw coming. You've just got to remain patient and open-minded toward where your inner compass takes you. If you're a pet lover in the United States, that inner compass could very well end up leading you into the realm of direct sales of pet products. Many pet owners have successfully made that change. You just never know — dare to remain open to change, keep these tips in your back pocket, and you'll be just fine.

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