Reposition Your Career With Internet Tools
Most people discover, at some point in their career, that they need to shift focus, learn something new or make a complete change in order to fit in a particular industry or remain relevant in the industry they are in.
If you find yourself in such a situation, the first thing should you should do is to take a step backwards to assess the situation. After this is done, there are several things you should consider doing to help you achieve the career growth.
We will explore how to fix this, some of the things you should do as well as technologically inclined tools that will help you achieve this faster and more efficiently. See the tools below.
1. Web Search Tools
At different points in your career, you will have a need to research several topics and this is what web search tools will help you accomplish. Google is a very popular search engine but there are several others and some of them include Yahoo, Altavista, Bing, Ask, Baidu, AOL and Excite. With these tools, you can discover trends in your industry, discover ways to improve yourself by reading blogs or take courses.
In Nigeria, online forums have helped in guiding many individuals like you in their career progression. Nairaland is the biggest online forum in Nigeria. It has over 60,000 registered users and records over 90,000 visitors daily and uses a search engine optimizer that makes it easy for you to find information relevant to your career.
Nairaland can play a crucial role in your life if you understand how to optimise its benefits. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you have a job interview invitation that you suspect to be a scam job interview invitation, there is a high possibility of finding the facts on Nairaland. Other online forums in Nigeria include Naija Loaded, Naija Pal, Naija Hot Jobs, Naij, Early Face, Forum Citizens, All For Naija, All In Naija and Information Daily.
A webinar is a seminar conducted over the internet and there are so many reasons why you should tap into them. Webinars help you broaden the horizon of your career. Webinars facilitated by career and recruitment professionals help you stay abreast of career trends and job trends.
Webinars are used by experts to project a message to a large audience, without putting you in a situation where you have to spend time and money travelling to a physical location. They are convenient, focus on relevant topics, help you network and offer you rich value because they are anchored by experts. They are also affordable and would only cost you internet data and a functional computer.
Another great thing about webinars is that you can save them and view them at a later time. Find webinars that are relevant to your career aspirations and give your career a new direction.
This is an online resource that has well over 33,000 employers include high-profile organisations like Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. Freelance will be particularly useful for you if you are considering freelance jobs. Since you already have work experience, all you need to do is create a profile and you will be matched with jobs and temporary projects. These projects help you improve your experience in your field and get international exposure.
5. Social Media
Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have become very vibrant for career pursuits. A good example is Facebook and its live sessions, which are designed to update your knowledge of market trends and help you refocus your career. In August, Jobberman hosted a top Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham via a Facebook Live Session where she shared her career story and role in the movie Hakkunde powered by Jobberman Nigeria. If used correctly, social media can also help you bounce back from your career mistakes as well as the mistakes of others.
YouTube is a video sharing tool that allows you to watch videos uploaded by users all over the world. The service began as an independent website in 2005 and was eventually acquired by Google in 2006. At this point in your career where you are refocusing your career, you should search for free tutorials that will directly benefit you. To use this tool, you can download the App and make it easier to use when you are on the go. For instance, if you are a content writer and you’re thinking of refocusing your career to become a social media marketer, you can take advantage of several online tutorials on Youtube. The best part of this is that they are free.
If you are looking to reposition your career, a lot of effort must go into acquiring the skills you need to forge ahead. Don’t make hasty decisions. Rather, take your time to determine what your priorities and how to make it achievable.
Jobberman has prepared a Facebook live session to explore this topic further. Join the event now.