Some Job Search Tips That You Can Use
Those who have applied for a job can attest that it is not easy to do so, and those who said that it is easy is either not have yet tried applying or just dreaming. As new batches of students graduate every year, they add up to the increasing number of population in the country who are looking for a job.
Considered by some as one of the most frustrating aspect in one’s professional venture is the job searching stage. Some would spent months in looking for a job and when it seems you have found it, there is somebody who is more suited to the position you applying and snatch your job away.
There are some job search pointers that you can check out so you can reassess yourself and finally get the job you want.
One guideline that we remind you of is to focus your applications on the jobs that you are qualified for. A common mistake for an applicant is sending applications or resumes to companies without aiming for a particular position fit for their qualifications. Some people write a generic resume with a generic covering letter and just leave it with the receptionist, and this not how it should be done. It is suggested that for fresh grads, you look for positions that fit to the course you have graduated, and if this is another job for you, find a position that resembles your past jobs.
Next tip, with the trend now of the internet, is to use online job postings.The traditional way of course is to visit one company to the next and give your application yourself, however, take note that there more job openings online. It is good to create your professional email when you sign up to online job posting sites, and make sure your email is formal like firstname.lastname@example.org with your name on it.
About your profile, when you set it up, make sure that the text boxes are all properly filled up. Do not forget to upload your recent photo, and in sending resumes through emails, use standard fonts that are readable in all computer programs like arial, or times new roman.
Building a network of professionals who can recommend you or a network who you can contact for job recommendations is also a good idea. It is advisable that you build up your business contacts, and you can do this by joining organizations or volunteer groups, and make sure you exchange numbers with them and let them know that you are looking for a position.
Another advise is to clean up your online history, and this means do not post blogs that have provocative messages, or posting pictures in compromising situations, etc. because you will never know if your potential employer might do some social media background checks.