The world of work is currently changing very dynamically. The reasons are quickly found: digitization, globalization, demographic change. For this reason, many people in the labor market are looking for security and a reliable orientation – above all, of course, in the company in which they want to work or want to work in the future. The question of how one’s own working life and a personal one goes on concerns young people as well as experienced employees of virtually any industry. Most people take their own professional development actively and with much initiative on their own.

After all, almost thirty percent of skilled workers change jobs on average after two years – not just because they have to, but because they want to. There is a lot to be said in a reorientation that for working people it must first be different so that it gets better. For these, but also for university graduates and career starters, it is therefore all the more important to look good in the search, what the new job offers tasks and conditions. 

Here, you can see 6 tips on what to look for when looking for your dream job:

  • The right offer is what counts

Whether student, student or professional with experience – currently there are many opportunities in most industries. Because of the many vacancies are more likely to seek the advantage – a good market for applicants so. It is important for everyone who looks around here to recognize exactly where their own abilities and strengths lie and what they can be enthusiastic about. Because high performance requirements exist in every job description. We therefore recommend self-initiative where the vacant position really suits you personally. Even though it is technically possible today, mass applications usually do not work. Due to many cancellations, only frustration arises. This can be avoided by targeting profiles that are very specific to you and your person. Less is usually more in this case.

  • Nothing works without professional and social competence

As before, professional skills are taken for granted by employers. Of course, you always have to be “up to date” in your own job profile. However, you should not lose sight of other so-called soft skills: personality, method and social skills are becoming more and more important. Many job advertisements contain detailed information on what the prospective company expects from future employees. Read these requirements particularly carefully, because from this it can be deduced, whether you as an applicant fit humanly and culturally to the task and to the enterprise. Because if it fits, both sides participate: As an employee, you are satisfied and easy for satisfied employees to inspire customers for the products and services of the company – and the employer in turn benefits from this.

By the way, professional and social skills are expected to have a lifelong learning and development potential. Certain basic structures are indeed created in the personality of each individual. However, in addition to the updating of specialist knowledge, recruiting experts also identify some considerable potential for improvement in their personal, social and methodological competence within the framework of management audits. A principle for you should therefore be: “Every person can change – within their own limits”. Incidentally, this applies to all phases of life, ie both younger and older people.

  • There is no substitute for a good boss

The slogan “Employees come for the job and leave because of the boss” is often used among human resource experts and shows that the professional success of the individual and, consequently, of the entire company, always has a lot to do with good leadership and respectful interaction. In other words, a good corporate culture ensures the success of the individual and the company. The team spirit and the opportunity to participate actively are sought by many people. You find good bosses in the companies with a good corporate culture.

  • Internet portals and forums offer good insights

But how exactly can one find these companies? As an applicant, online is of course the most convenient method: More than three quarters of job seekers use corresponding opportunities on the Internet. Why not try niche job exchanges in your online search? These focus on specific industries or even regions. Here you can usually achieve better results than in large (online) “mixed stores”. For example, the job portal vr-karriere.de offers more than 150 new jobs per month as an employment exchange for the cooperative financial network.

If your interest is aroused, you should get more information on the respective corporate website. In doing so, also pay attention to authentic statements about the corporate culture, the range of products and services as well as the possibility of training and further education.

  • The personal exchange (online and offline) should not be underestimated

Also interesting are interest groups or forums, for example alumni groups from universities and colleges. If you know someone who works in a company that’s interesting to you – just get in touch and talk about it. If not immediately, it may be worth it in the long term.

  • Good recruiters in good companies treat applicants appreciatively

Attentive HR: Applicants value personal communication and commitment. And so they act too. For standardized receipt confirmations, interim notices or even automatic cancellations from an applicant management system gives you the impression of being just an object of automated processes – similar to sending parcels to online retailers. Good recruiters act uncomplicatedly, but bindingly, provide timely information on the status of your application and a personal contact person gives you the appreciation you deserve as an applicant. And if the application process already takes place in this way, then this is also an indication of how the company as a whole acts and deals with its workforce.