Wednesday 26 June 2019

Why It Pays To Pay While Job Searching

In a competitive job market, it is important to go the extra mile to ensure you secure a great job offer or a worthwhile promotion.

There are people who are determined to gain a competitive edge and understand that investing in their career success is not only desirable, but necessary. It seems that those who are open-minded and prepared to do what it takes are often those who end up with better jobs, are better paid, and are more fulfilled.

In order to succeed in a crowded and competitive market, often those who are most successful in their careers, are those prepared to invest. They understand that investing is not desirable, but is mandatory: this includes investment in job-hunting skills, their education and their professional qualifications.

Post-graduate Study

Post-graduate degrees are increasingly becoming the norm. It has become more common than ever for professionals aged 30-45 to seek further qualifications, to increase their competitiveness in the job market. It is a commitment of both time and money, but if you are considering a career change in the future, it’s is worth contemplating if a post-graduate business degree, e.g. an MBA, makes a difference in your industry. In many fields, post-graduate degrees such as MSWs, MPHs or MSNs can be exceptionally valuable.


In some professions, such as public accounting, certification (CPA) is a non-negotiable if you want to advance in your career. You should judge whether this would make a valuable difference to your career, and if so, when is the best time to try and pursue said certification.

Career Mentoring

This is something I couldn’t recommend strongly enough if you are unhappy in your current position or have recently been made redundant. In particular, help with the interview process can make or break your job application. Poor interviewing is the main reason why highly qualified people are rejected, and guidance from an experienced coach can really make a difference to your career chances by teaching you how to successfully showcase your skills and experience at interview. A career mentor can also help with defining your career goals and ambitions, and help you come up with a master action plan for how to realise them.

CV Writing Services

A poor CV is the main reason why skilled applicants fail to be invited to interview. Problems relating to formatting and content are surprisingly common amongst skilled professionals, despite the fact that a CV is often the first thing a recruiter reads about the candidate. Therefore, it is worth considering getting a trained expert CV writer to do the job for you. They know how to write a compelling CV that will grab the attention of the reader and that matches the position targeted.

Your career is something worth investing in, especially if you are in a career rut or are out of employment. Whilst there may be some short-term costs, such investment will pay rich dividends in the long-run.

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