Can you still see your way through? So many platforms, so many publications, registrations and mail notifications, a normal person can lose the overview. This post is about how to regain the overview. I will show you how to find your dream Job in 3 very simple steps, as far as it is announced.
What’s your dream job?
The first step is to ask yourself what exactly your dream job is. It is much easier to search if you know what you are looking for. So simply ask yourself why you are on the market, what your company is supposed to do, what you are particularly good at and what you are not. Which job fits your company perfectly? You can answer this question in several sub-steps, and you should. First, there’s what you do in terms of content. What is your field of expertise, specialization, trade? This is not as succinct as it sounds. Many entrepreneurs can’t even answer the question of what exactly you do day in and day out. I, on the other hand, believe you should be able to describe the core of your business in a few words, maybe a sentence or two. If you don’t succeed, it’s time to think about positioning. But that’s another topic that doesn’t belong here. Again, ask yourself first and foremost, what do you do? What is your trade? But that’s not the end of it. Place and time are also crucial. Your dream job takes place in this world, not in an ideal world. Your dream job always has a place, and it always has a time. Somewhere and at some time, the service must eventually be performed. So don’t stay vague and decide: where and when does the service need to be performed so that the order is a perfect fit for your business? A question that shippers of goods will answer quite differently than a freelancer. We hold: every good order has a concrete object, a concrete place and a concrete time. But that’s not all: the dream job must also be able to be managed by you — alone or together with others. So do you have the necessary capacities at the specific place and time? This is a question that many companies answer with a “maybe”. These companies then often shoot at everything that is not up in the trees. In a way, this is understandable, because you never know what you’ll actually get in the end. But it’s also very dangerous. It’s probably the orders we get that break us. Not the ones that pass us by. Finally, once you have clarified object and place and time and capacity, the all-important question: does this job also bring profit? Are you earning money with this specific order? Make yourself clear: What does the assignment have to look like — beyond place and time and capacity — to make your involvement worthwhile? What are the decisive criteria for “something to stick”? Don’t know? Then sit down at a table with a piece of paper and a pen. You need to be clear about this. Summarizing: Subject, place, time, capacity, gain. These points must be clear. Otherwise, you don’t need to go looking for tenders at all.
Where do I register?
The second step is much easier than the first. You need to clarify for yourself the question: Where do I register? Which of the many websites and electronic award platforms is right for you. I recommend: Take a look back. First of all, take a look at your dream job. From that, deduce somewhat casually which platforms are of interest to you and which are not. Some platforms contain only regional or even local jobs and are thus interesting for companies whose dream job must be performed nearby. Other platforms are mainly aimed at construction companies, so if the subject of your dream job is marketing consulting, you can safely forget about these platforms. So actually quite simple, you might think. But, you will surely object now, how am I supposed to know all these platforms? There are so many, you will say, and you are right. There are a hell of a lot. Here, my advice to you is simple, call us. We don’t have “the” overview. But certainly “an” overview. Together we will quickly find a reasonable registration and submission strategy for you. We help you with the second step. Already for the first step, the search for your dream job, we would have a checklist for you. But at the second step at the latest, you should think of us and our partners.
I am registered, but how do I find out about new orders?
The third and final step to the right tender is how you now find out about new orders that are as close as possible to your dream order. This, too, is not that difficult. Good platforms (by no means all!) allow you to set up search profiles. When a new job is posted that falls under your search profile, you will be notified. And again, if you are now wondering how to get such search profiles, which platforms support such search profiles, feel free to contact us and our partners. We will help you with that too in an uncomplicated and direct way.
Let me summarize. The first step is to formulate your dream assignment. This requires that you define yourself: What do I do, when do I do it, where do I do it, do I have the capacity for it, and does it generate enough profit? The second step is to sign up on selected platforms that make sense for you and your business. This is by no means the case with every platform; here you need an overview. The third step requires you not only to register on the selected platform, but also to create search profiles. So that you actually hear about the right orders. We and our partners can help you with all three steps. Just give us a call without any obligation. We look forward to getting to know you.
*This legal tip is not a substitute for legal advice in individual cases. By its very nature, it is incomplete, nor is it specific to your case, and it also represents a snapshot in time, as legal principles and case law change over time. It cannot and does not cover all conceivable constellations, serves entertainment and initial orientation purposes and is intended to motivate you to clarify legal issues at an early stage, but not to discourage you from doing so.