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How to sell yourself to land the job of your dreams


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Whether you're keen to embark on a new career path or aiming for a promotion, the path to professional growth is often a challenging journey. But fear not, with a strategic approach and dedication, you can secure the job of your dreams. Here at Pitman Training, we want to ensure that you're equipped with the right knowledge, skills and resources to excel. This blog post offers tips on how to assess your skills, identify areas of development, find suitable roles and utilise Pitman Training’s services to make your job application stand out.

The groundwork

Setting yourself up for a new job or promotion starts with a full understanding of where you stand now, where you want to be and what you need to achieve to reach your goal. Our students talk about three common areas to lay the foundations:

1) Assessing your current skills - the first step in preparing for a new job or promotion is taking a good look at your current skill set. Start by conducting a comprehensive self-assessment. Write down all your skills – not just job-specific abilities, but also transferable skills such as problem-solving and multitasking. This process will provide you with a clearer picture of your strengths and areas for improvement.

2) Learning and developing new skills - to meet the requirements of your desired role, identify the necessary skills and knowledge you lack and create a development plan. Remember, this isn't just about technical skills. While these are critical, soft skills like communication, leadership and teamwork are equally crucial in today’s workplace.

A useful method to identify these skills is by reviewing job descriptions for the role you're aspiring to. Pay attention to what employers are seeking in candidates and use this information to tailor your development plan.

3) Upskilling while working - balancing work and learning might seem overwhelming, but it's more achievable than you think. Whether you choose to study online, in-centre or a combination, there are flexible options that allow you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. Pitman Training offers a variety of courses tailored to your needs, helping you to master new skills whilst maintaining your work commitments.

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Doing your homework

While you're working on developing your skills, you can start identifying suitable roles to apply for. Job sites, networking events and LinkedIn are excellent resources for discovering job opportunities. You gain an insight into the number of roles available in your dream job, what type of companies offer them and you may even get an idea of the level of competition you’ll face when applying.

An effective way to stay informed about the latest opportunities is by registering with graduate job boards for a small fee or, as a Pitman graduate, you can access Pitman Training’s graduation job service. These services list job vacancies from a range of industries, enabling you to apply for jobs that align with your newly acquired skills.

Making your application shine

When you’re ready to start applying for jobs, your CV is your chance to make a strong first impression on potential employers. A great CV highlights your most relevant skills and experiences, showcases your career achievements and communicates why you're the perfect fit for the role.

Here at Pitman Training, we offer CV writing advice to help you create an impactful CV. Our advisors will guide you through presenting your experiences effectively, tailoring your CV for each role and ensuring it stands out to recruiters.

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Securing the role

The final hurdle in landing your dream job is the interview. This is your opportunity to sell yourself and show the employer why they should choose you. Interview success largely hinges on preparation, presentation and the ability to articulate your skills and experiences confidently.

Pitman Training's interview coaching and advice can be invaluable at this stage. We offer mock interviews, guidance on answering common questions, tips on body language and presentation skills. With our support, you can walk into your interview with confidence, ready to impress.

Landing your dream job involves a combination of self-assessment, skill development, job hunting and effective selling of your skills and experiences. By leveraging Pitman Training's comprehensive resources, you can navigate this journey smoothly, making the process less daunting and your goals more attainable. Your dream job is closer than you think. Let's get you there!

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