Sunday, May 29, 2011

Job Hunting Tips

Landing a job is very tough especially for those with little experience or most especially to the fresh graduates. That is why is very important to know the important steps to go through in order to get the job that you are applying for.
1. Do Your Research
It is very important that before going for an interview, be sure that you have research the company that you are applying to. You have to understand the company profile so that you will have the idea of what the company is all about. It that point, you can deliver an impressive answer to the interviewer.
2. Practice Interviewing
It is said that practice makes perfect. That is why take your time to practice for an interview. You can ask a family member or a friend to act as an interviewer and ask the most common interview questions so you can have the idea and polished your answers and can think on what to say ahead of time instead of winging it.
3. Come Prepared With Questions
It usually happened that at the end of any job interview, the interviewer will ask you if you have any questions for them. Be sure you have prepared a few questions to ask the interviewer. This can be anything related to the job. By doing this, it will show interest in the interviewer and the company.
4. Dress Up
When you are in doubt on what to wear especially for the women, it is more impressive to wear formal dress. It will show that you are professional and that you are taking the interview process seriously.
5. Be Flexible
If you are applying for a job, don’t limit yourself to just one company or place. Be open minded about other potential opportunities.
6. Keep Building Your Resume
Remember applying for a job is a competition. Therefore you must have something to write in your resume that is more likely to impress the interviewer like the skills, the talents, the seminars, or part time job you undertaken. By doing this you can market yourself better.

7. Figure Out Where You Are Going Wrong
If you haven’t receive a call for an interview, try to go over your resume, there might be something missing or wrong on what you have written. Have it proffread as many times or have it checked to a grammarian. If you are getting an interview but not getting the job, there must be problems on how you answer during the interview, in that case you have to practice your interviewing skills so that you can be more successful in your next interview and finally get the job.
8. Utilize Your Network
Oftentimes when it comes to getting hired, it’s not on what you know but of whom you know. Reach out to the people you know for some assistance in getting the job. They might give you a hint of the vacant position in the company which fits your qualifications.
8. Don't Rely Solely on the Internet
Applying a job through the internet is not a guarantee that you will get a faster employment. If you want to get hired faster, be sure to attend job fairs sponsored by the government, schools and malls. It gives you a bigger chances of getting hired faster.
9. Send Thank You Notes
After in every interview, don’t forget to send a thank you notes to the person who interviewed you. A thank you note shows that you appreciate the interviewer’s time and gives you an advantage over the others who don’t send.
10. Don't Get Discouraged
If you are rejected of the jobs that you are applying for, don’t get discouraged. Always remember that getting a job is hard and you have many competitors. Just keep on sending your resume and stay positive.
11. Utilize Your School's Resources
Most schools have a career program to facilitate the graduating students in getting a job after graduation. Be sure to participate in that activity so that you can be guided on what to do in applying a job. Check out also the recent job postings found at the job window of your Guidance Center.

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