Every resume should be tailored to the job you desire. Envisage your dream job – which career or role would leave you feeling most fulfilled and energized?
You may know the exact answer to that question or perhaps you’re not too sure but in your job applications, there is nothing more appealing than a candidate that knows their own mind. One who can match their experience, goals, personal qualities and motivation to the job on offer or recruiting company. That enthusiasm must come across and it’s much easier to be enthusiastic on paper when you genuinely feel that way about a job you’re applying for.
Remember that enthusiasm and going for a job that will offer you satisfaction is important to the potential employer, as well as you. Companies are looking for loyal, committed and driven employees who know where they are heading in their careers. They understand that if they can help someone achieve satisfaction in their career, then they will elicit the best possible performance from them.
A professional statement in a resume, a job application form and your cover letter are the right communication methods for your declarations of enthusiasm for the role in question. Ensure you express yourself fully and you will be one step closer to securing your personal career ambitions.
So, what kind of jobs make us feel most satisfied? Of course, it’s a personal question but a recent survey of college graduates revealed that the following careers reported ‘very high’ satisfaction levels amongst women
- Diagnosing Doctors (e.g. dentists and physicians)
- Health professionals
- Medical scientists
- Lawyers and judges
- Petroleum Engineers
- Top level managers
- Education Administrators
No matter what your career field, job satisfaction is very subjective but it’s a feeling that can never be ignored.
Written by Pardeep.