Finding a job is never what one would call fun. In fact it’s anything but fun. Though regardless of who you are, except for independently wealthy, job searching is just one of those necessary evils. The joy and relief doesn’t come until you finally land a job. In our present time there a lot of people that are seeking employment. The better the job is in regards to pay and benefits as well as the job description and role, the more applicants are going to apply for the same position. If you are serious about finding a job, you must be serious in your approach in getting a job.
The first thing you want to do is polish up your resume and create a cover letter. The CV can sometimes be more important than the resume. This is where the employer will get an initial introduction of who you are. Remember the importance of first impressions. Use basic template, but be sure that the CV is tailored for the company and position that you are applying for. It doesn’t hurt to briefly describe why you want the position and why you would be a good candidate. For the resume, keep it basic with the usual such as education, work experience, skills and objective. No need for fancy fonts or templates. Keep an eye on the objective portion. If you are applying to several industries, make sure that the objective is industry specific. It should go without saying that both the resume and CV need to be free of any spelling and grammatical errors.
Talk to your friends and anyone else you know. This is the time to network. You never know who maybe hiring or looking for someone who has your skills. You can also signup for job alerts from different websites. Some will be more based on a certain field or industries, while others are general; sending you all types of positions available. If you have sought after skills or you are highly experienced in your field, the services of a headhunter or human resource consultant could be very beneficial. A lot times companies won’t publicly announce job openings, instead they will use a human resource consultant.
Temp agencies can help in more ways than one. Not only will you have income coming in until you land a permanent position, but a lot positions offered through temp agencies turn into temp-to-hire. If the employer is happy with your work, they will bring you on full time as an employee. Also temp agencies are flexibility, so while you are making money, you will still have time to continue your job search.
Prior to the interview, spend some time learning about the company. Think about the questions the interviewer may ask and what your response will be. During the interview, pay close attention to the interviewer so you can carefully and accurately answer their questions. Paying attention will keep you from asking a question that the interviewer already went over.
With drive, determination and a game plan – you will land that perfect position.