Finding a job has never been easy, even more so in a crisis scarred economy, and yet you always hear about that colleague who managed to get a better position in that rival company, or about the neighbor who after just one month of search landed the job of her dreams. So, how do they do it? There is no one correct answer to that, but there sure are some tips you can use in order to shape up your game and get that job you deserve.
- Always write the best resume.
First things first, you got to get your resume right. Sit down and read carefully the one you already have. Do you think it gives the best possible picture of your professional career and skills? It is very important that all your strong sides and advantages as a professional are clearly noted and well visible, your resume is after all the first thing your potential employer sees about you and there is only one chance for the first impression. In an economy where a single job opening receives thousands of applicants` CVs, you need to think of ways to stay ahead of the game, and the best way to do that is to hire professional resume help. Do a bit of internet research and you are bound to find some quality companies offering the assistance you need.
- Stay on the lookout.
You`ve sent tens of resumes and still no answer? Do not despair. Sometimes companies are very slow responding and sometimes they get so flooded with applications it gets literally impossible to get to everyone in a reasonable time. The best thing you can do is to always stay up to date with new job openings and opportunities and never give up. Use the internet, create a couple of Google alerts on the subject, use social media and follow the profiles and pages of recruiting companies and key hiring personnel in your industry. Looking for a job is in itself a full time job so forget about laying-around and waiting for the perfect offer.
- Give your 100%.
You`ve finally landed a job interview and should consider yourself pretty lucky; however, it is now that you need to stay the most concentrated and give your best. Following are some tips about how to prepare for the day:
-Make sure to go in bed on time the night before the interview, you`ll definitely need all the energy.
-Get there early rather than late. Plan the commute in advance and if there is no parking available at the place where the interview will take place, it is always better take a taxi.
- Dress for success.
Putting on your best suite will not only make you look better, it will also make you feel better and more self-confident, and confidence is your best friend at a job interview.