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4 Ways To Build A Career From Scratch

Posted by | July 2, 2015 | Scholarships_CareerTips

By Sera Kazungu

Starting from scratch is not a new concept, whether you are a fresh job seeker or you have been in a career that you do not really feel like you fit into. The most difficult part of this is usually how to find your footing.

“I am in a profession that I never really studied for. Going to work these days is more out of obligation than anything else,”says Eric Wamugunda via email

You should be in a career that you have a passion for. This is the only way to achieve success and happiness.

How To build Your Career

1. Change your mindset
To succeed at whatever you choose to do, you have to train your mind to focus only on the positives. Strive to build on the strengths that you have. This will go a long way in enabling you to network more and have a focus on where you want to be.

2. Make a list of your goals
Making a list of all your goals will help you keep a focus on what you want to achieve. It will ensure that you do not get lost along the way.

Your goals should be as specific and realistic as possible. This will make them easier to achieve and will put less pressure on you.

3. Rewrite your CV
The CV is always the first impression that a potential employer gets of you. Edit your CV to highlight those specific skills that go in line with the career path that you have chosen. Keep it as updated as possible in order to ensure that it does not fail you.

Ensure that you also pick references that will speak highly of your abilities. You might want to give them a phone call to inform them that they are your reference.

4. Clean Up Your Social Media Account

Yes, don’t look surprised. Clean up all your accounts (Facebook, twitter,google plus, LinkedIn). That’s right, clean up the college party pics and get it looking professional.

Being the ‘digital age’ ,a lot of companies and recruiters are now using these platforms to recruit and find top talent. So get your profile up and running. Start following companies you would like to work for. Be a part of the community.

Starting a new career is never easy. However,following these simple tips will increase your chances of starting a new career . Try them out.