5 Tips to Increasing Your Visibility/Value to Employers & Attracting More Interviews
Continue education.One that should be easy, but with the hectic schedules some workers maintain, it's a surprise they find time for anything non-work or home-life related. Online universities are making it extremely easy to continue one's education...utilize these resources!
Take on added responsibilities.As mentioned above, taking on added responsibilities can solidify your career goals, not to mention, increase your knowledge of your industry.
Join industry-related organizations.Like education, joining industry-related organizations can also increase your field knowledge. These organizations will also provide a networking forum for new career opportunities. Business executives, consultants, and owners make-up a large portion of groups’ board of directors, advisory committees, marketing teams, and public relations personnel. These types of contacts can become invaluable to a jobseeker.
Perform your own public relations and marketing campaigns.Public relations and marketing campaigns work in correlation with organizations, the resume, and continued education. Adding to one's experience, networking pool, and beefing up the marketing documents that represent themselves can prove to be crucial marketing and PR steps to increase chances of landing a better job or a higher paying salary.
Maintain a career journal. Everyone should maintain a career journal.This journal should be a complete log of career advancements, achievements, bonuses, and short and long-term goals. When I consult a resume client, I'm often surprised at how little they remember about their career or company-related achievements. Achievements are documented abilities provided to an employer. These abilities are, in essence, ‘proof’ that you are worth your weight in gold.
There is no hidden secret to becoming a valuable employee. The steps listed above are common sense. Becoming an asset to your employer is something that takes time and dedication. If you are willing to expend the effort, you are destined to become a worthy and valued employee.