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Job Search Preparation – Part 1

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

 

Introduction

In this post, we will be taking a look at what to do after gaining the FRM designation.

More specifically, what to do on your job hunt!

 

1: Update your profile

Updating your online or social profile can be one of the easiest things to do.

Yet, this simple action can yield massive results in the long run. So, have a look at your LinkedIn profile and be sure to add all the latest bits of information you can.

An up-to-date status can really help potential employers understand your position and where you would be able to fit in their organization.

 

2: Increase your credentials

Increasing or stacking your credentials is an excellent way to show everyone that you mean business.

In simple terms, what this means is to always continue your education.

Do not stop at that first designation or your bachelors. Go beyond.

Think this whole thing as a life-long journey…it really never stops.

 

3: Take stock

Are there any skills or credentials missing from your portfolio that you need to become successful?

Write them down and have a serious look at them. All of them.

Be brutally honest with yourself and chart a path for you to get what is needed.

Going back to school may seem daunting for many but think about your future and not just the present.

Don’t worry about what others might say- focus on your task and go get it.

 

4: Put your best foot forward

This goes without saying, right?

If you are doing up that resume or going into that interview, you need to push your positives to the forefront.

Try to turn those negatives into positive attributes as best as you can.

Are you typically slower to complete certain tasks when compared to others? Well, perhaps it’s because you spend time to ensure things are perfect!

What if others say that you aren’t very sociable? Perhaps it’s because you are hyper-focused on your work and tend to cur out time for social activities until last.

 

Summary

No matter the stage you are in life, there’s always room for improvement.

Fortunately, massive change can be had by many if they make a few simple changes here and there.

Always remember to think long-term…things tend to be clearer when you do so.

 

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