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Job searching is not an easy mission, no matter if you are looking for your first job or your sixth new job? If you feel feared and lost facing this mission, do not worry, read this article. You will learn that job searching has its art and science. That you can improve by following this crash course, and use your brain for planning, and preparing your strategy.
Find your dream job
One can not ignore that looking for a job can be energy consuming, and discouraging process. Approaching the job hunting systematically, it can be more manageable and successful in achieving the job want.
Below are the steps for a crash course on, how to find a job.
Define your Strategy for a Job Searching
Searching a new job needs strategy planning, no matter if you just finished school, fired, or want a better job. The circumstances are not relevant, make your plan taking care of any obstacles you may meet up front. Job Search Skills:
Resigning For Better Workplace
Do not quit before you have signed for a new job unless you have the funds for the time it will take you to find the new place. It is essential to have prepared a reasonable explanation for your resignation. It is more than likely that a recruiting manager will ask you why you are leaving your job.
Take care of the coordination of your last day in the old position and entering day to the new employment. Do not fail to your former employer by leaving him with not enough notice for him to look for a replacement.
Fired or Laid Off Here Is the Tip
If you are fired or laid off ex-employee, avoid as much as possible the communication between a new potential employer and the old employer. Unless you were laid off because of budget cuts and you are sure you are going to be recommended.
The first and most testing question on an employment interview will always be Why were you fired? Or why you left your job? Craft your answer before you start looking for a new workplace.
Prepare de Story you are Going to Share.
The reason for you to move on is not important. Write down your story and learn it by heart. Your story should have your background in a convincing way. Be ready to explain your reasons for searching a new job, and how it is relating to your career goals, and that you are the best professional option for the employers. Best stories for your job interview
Make Your Mind About What Jobs You Want
When you think of looking for a new job, figure out what do you want to do in the next post. Narrow the description to a specific job title. Look for the right keywords to use when you start your search for a new job.
When you start to search for a new job, look beyond the title into the job description responsibilities. That will tell you more about what you will be expected to do while working in the new workplace. Job titles can be the same but jobs will be different, in different companies. Reading job rolls can help you write your preferences for the job you may like. It will help you to find the job that you dream.
Keep your search for jobs you qualified, and you like to work with the industry or services. Focus on the job you know that you will be happy with working in this field and company.
Your Personal and Professional priority
Make your list of priorities before you go out for job hunting. The list has to start with your “must haves” Location and commute time, salary range, and the benefits offered and other factors you can not negotiate.
Add “nice to have.” If you like to work in a start-up rather than an established corporation, it will be acceptable, but if you do not get a start-up, you will take the corporation job.
Do you prefer to work in a small or large group?
Have all your requirements written down. It will help you to classify any job offer, focus on what you want, and do not waste time on the jobs you will end rejecting. Knowing what you want and focus on it will bring you a better workplace where you will feel happy to develop your career and make more money.
Online presence is critical these days, Clean Up Your Problematic Posts.
You can count on the Recruit managers that they will take a look at your online social media history. It is essential to review and clean any post that may be interpreted as unfavorable by an HR staff. Your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, will be thoroughly examined by a prospective employer.
LinkedIn is an exception in the online world. It was made for career, job, and business people that will publish their profile and look for recommendations from their contacts. Use the LinkedIn profile for your professional headshot and keep maintaining it updated. All other social media should be kept clean for anything that can show something negative in the eyes of a potential employer. Clean your social media posts
Write Your Resume and Cover Letter
Write your resume and have it finalized, formatted, and proofread. Your “Master” version should be finished before you make the first step of your job searching journey.
When you are writing your CV, resume, or cover letter, you should give special attention to the experiences or qualifications that you have for the different positions that you are offering yourself in this job search.
A cover letter is different from a resume; it is directed to a job you applied. Review what to write on a cover letter, and prepare what you can in advance, customizing to the job offers once you are going to apply.
Get your References Prepared Now
Recruiting managers will require you three or four professional references that can tell them about your professional skills and your teamwork ability. Contact your referees and confirm with them if they would like to use them as a reference in your job hunting. It will avoid scrambling for getting these people, or worse, let the recruiters surprise your referees out of the base on a phone call. 10 Steps To Preparing Top-Notch References
Expand and Refresh Your Network
Using networking is a powerful way to get your dream job, do it correctly.
In our Internet era, we can easily keep contact with family and friend, classmates, and alumni from our alma mater, co-workers, and managers from past jobs. Anyone we have in our community can be in our network.
Explore your Facebook friends and LinkedIn contacts for people that are in the same industry as you. It may be that you could find a job with one of these people.
If the salvation did not come from the existing contacts, take the time and work that is needed to expand your network. Having a connection with someone in the company will increase the possibility that they will accept you as a new employee. People will always opt for someone they know already. You will find that spending an hour or two on expanding your network will be more effective than running after job ads of unknown companies.
There are two ways for expanding your network, your online contacts, and offline events like industry conferences or trade show or career networking events.
Starting Your Employment Search by Applying for Jobs
You know what position you prefer, and the key searching words that may help you to find it. Your online presence was refreshed and cultivated. Your references are informed and expecting calls from the recruiting managers. The resume you prepared with a lot of knowledge is ready, and your cover letter has the base made for customization according to the potential job offer that will come in. Now you are ready to start finding job offers that you will consider interesting and apply to those jobs. Things you have to know before you begin a job hunting
You can choose where to look for a job online between Monster.com, Indeed.com, Dice.com, and CareerBuilder.com and many more, best and most utilized job sites. LinkedIn is one place you should use to look for job offers. Your contacts can be posting for open jobs in their companies.
Craigslist is a good option, as well. You can look for “Jobs” or “Gigs” if you look for a short term job. If you live in a countryside area, you can look at the Local newspapers for the posts in the surrounding communities.
You can find in the niche sites that post more specific types of jobs. You can go to <google.com and type your industry job list. Google will show you what is in your immediate area first. Now you can have an exciting list of job offers in your hands.
If you have focused on a particular company, look at the company’s website for job openings. You will have to dig in the company’3 website page that can be called Careers, or “Work with us,” and “Opportunities,” you can find these pages on the header or footer of the page.
Think digital, today the vast majority of the job applications are online. So you have to prepare your resume and cover letter as a digital file compatible with any application. Do not send job searching communication using your email address; use a professional email address for all your job search correspondence.
Set Your Goals and Get Organized Your Search
Job hunting can be a tiring and Disheartening process, so it is easy to burn out. Go for reasonable, and achievable goals for yourself. If you what to check ten jobs in the same week, make sure that you have the time for all the preparation and interviews that you may need at the same week. You may need to get up earlier in the morning, or using your lunch break to look for more jobs.
Organize your job search progress, build yourself a schedule table that will have the jobs, and note the jobs you applied. When you can prepare the papers and have interviews, you can not fail to deliver the documents on time or not be available for the crucial meetings.
Tips: Use these nine simple tips to maximize your job search productivity. Organize your search
The interview is the central act in a job search and hiring job, it is the meeting that has the most significant influence on your opportunity to get the desired post. You may have a few interviews before you reach the goal, new job. Usually, it will start with a phone interview, then followed by in-person job interviews. Do not take easy the job interviews and improvise it. Job interview
Make sure to:
• Carefully read the job description, Focus on the responsibilities and requirement.
• Study about the company, its mission statement, and any lately notable achievements, or important changes in strategy or positioning.
• Practice how to answer the interview questions specific the position and industry you are so much interested.
The Phone Interview
Take about 45 minutes of quiet time to prepare yourself for the phone interview. Use a printed, or the computer screen, resume and cover letter for any reference that you may need during the phone call. Prefer a landline if you can or an excellent cellphone service with good coverage of your position.
In-Person Interview Preparation
Start the in-person interview by arriving 10 minutes early. Bring with you a printed cover letter and resume. Dress to impress, and show your polite manners and professional enthusiasm for the job and the company.
Take the Time to Say Thank You
Do not forget after the interview to send your thank you note or email message confirming you are positive about the offered job and the company.
What the Position Offers?
You achieved to get a few employment offers. It is time to see which is the one you should accept. Look back into your note and see your “must have” and “nice to have” lists, and see where the offers fit your preferred job lists. Compare the practical factors like salary, benefits, vacation time, corporate culture, the commute you will need for each workplace, and the personality of your possible co-worker. If you have a problem in making your mind, listen to your guts to make a final decision. Employers, Take Note: Here’s What Employees Want
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