How to choose a suitable job title
A man without an aim is like a clock without hands. Before you start looking out for a new job or a job shift the main part is to fix a target job title that best fits you. Every individual can fit in more than one job title but the challenge is in fixing the best one.
Evaluation of self
Self evaluation has to be done without any kind of bias. Fresh graduates can discuss with the people with whom you are associated with, for quite some time. For experienced candidates, discussion with peers and immediate heads can give you a fair idea on your strengths. A complete SWOT analysis on self will show you the areas requiring improvement. Understand the complete job responsibilities of your target job title and fix the areas that need improvement and then apply for the job. Make sure to work on the weak areas to improve.
Extensive research on the company helps in fixing the job title.
First hand information is available from various sources like the company website, internet, friends already working for the company etc., The information can be used to understand the company standards, work flow, the employee requisites and the common practices. The special skills needed to excel in the job title, the soft skills required to aid the process, the individual strengths that will help to face challenges ought to be researched in detail. This research will help us to choose the best job title.
Prepare yourself to master the job
Just fixing a suitable job title and submitting an application will not help. You have to prepare yourself in such a way that you are able to perform the duties exceptionally. The readiness to take up other initiatives related to the job title is another inevitable quality that you should possess. Developing skills, continuous sharpening of the skills, matching the work flow to the company’s expectations, taking up necessary educational crash courses to improve the weaker areas etc., help you in fulfilling the job profile with ease. Another important quality is the openness towards new ideas, technologies. When the whole market is adapting a new technology and if you are reluctant to show interest towards it, then you become obsolete. The aim should be to enhance all the skills to master the job and this is the expectation of the company recruiting you too.
A march towards the next cadre
A thorough fulfillment of the job title and accomplishment of self is the first step towards growth. With this, you can start aiming at the job title in the next cadre. From this point the whole process repeats. Fix the next higher job title and start evaluating yourself. Sharpen your skills and enhance your personality by acquiring skills to best fit in the next job title and thus continues the career path.