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4 Ways to make sure you get the right job for you

Congratulations, you’ve decided that now is the time to find a new job in Thailand! If you’ve begun to look for a new role, you’ll know that there are thousands of jobs posted every day. But knowing which new job is right for you can be a challenge. If you don’t try to narrow down your options you can spend too much time applying for jobs that don’t offer you the right career progression, learning development, salary or benefits. And we know that can be time consuming and demoralising!

But with a little thought at the beginning of your job search you can make sure that you are applying for jobs that use your skills and meet your needs.

How to know if a new job is right for you

Before you begin your job search it’s helpful to sit down and write out a list of things you need from a role, and things you would like from a role. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What do you need from a new role in this moment?

This can be things like pay, working hours and healthcare benefits. But also, the chance to work in a multinational environment, opportunities to work overseas or to flex your language skills by working at a predominantly English-speaking company. Anything that you want a job to provide you right now.

  • Where do you see yourself in the next five years? How about the next ten?

What are you aiming for in terms of your short and long-term career progression? Do you want to be a senior executive, are you looking to switch fields, work abroad or even start your own business.

  • What skills and experience will you need to achieve those milestones?

To reach those ambitions you’ll need specific technical skills, soft skills, and experience in other roles. Any job you are looking for should provide you opportunities to develop those.

How you answer those questions will help you determine the things you require from a job role such as:

  • Opportunities for growth
  • The chance to develop new skills
  • Clear career progression
  • Good work-life balance 
  • Competitive pay and benefits

Once you know clearly what you want from a role it becomes much easier to know if a role is right for you by looking at the job description. The next step is to build useful strategies into your job search to help you get the job offer you want.

4 strategies to help you find a job that supports your goals

These four steps will provide you a framework for your job search and will help you secure your dream job offer:

1. Decide what you want from your next role

By asking yourself the questions above you can determine what you need from a role right now and what will be useful to help you meet your long and short-term goals. 

2. Review the top employers in your area

Put together a list of top employers in your area and the roles they offer. Use job descriptions to note down the skills that are most in-demand. This will help you establish a benchmark of what employers in Thailand are offering and what skills and experience they are looking for in return. It will help you focus on areas you need to upskill.

3. Update your CV and professional channels 

The jobs market in Thailand is changing and employers are now increasingly looking for business English and digital skills in the technical and engineering industries. If you don’t have the skills employers are looking for in your dream role, now is a good time to take an extra class or online qualification. Make sure your CV is up to date. It can also be good practice to tweak your CV for each role based on key words and skills you can find in the job description.

You should also take some time to update your professional social channels, such as LinkedIn. Make sure you have a professional photo and that you have included your latest jobs roles, skills, and experience. You want to ensure you are making the best first impression to potential employers or even recruiters!

4. Get in touch with a specialist recruiter like JacksonGrant!

A specialist recruiter, such as JacksonGrant, can be an excellent way to be sure you are applying for the roles that fit your ambitions and job requirements. Our consultants will always work with your short, medium, and long-term employment objectives in mind. That way you always get jobs that match your skills and experience, making for a smoother job search and better results.

Our support doesn’t end when you find your perfect role. We continue to work with you throughout the different stages of your career, providing objective and impartial career advice and feedback allowing you to grow and develop as a professional.

Find your dream role today!

At JacksonGrant we put our candidates first. We only send you relevant roles that match your interests, skills, experience, and industry knowledge. Cut down your job search time and connect with technical employers across Thailand with the opportunities to help you grow and develop professionally.

Check out our current vacancies or submit your CV directly.