Basic Guidelines in Finding the Right Job for You
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.
Some would claim that job searching is one of the most frustrating parts in a person’s career. Imagine somebody who has been looking for a job for many months, and think that the job he or she applied is very near for reach, and then someone else said to be more qualified and suited for the job snatched the job away from the person.
We would like to present here some strategies and guidelines for your job searching so you can get the job you dream of.
First pointer that we can cite is that you focus on the jobs that you are qualified for. Usually, applicants send their resumes to companies without looking if there is a 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 advisable that for those applying again to search for the position similar to your past job, and if you are a new applicant, find a vacancy that suits to the degree you have completed.
Another pointer is to use online job postings thus maximizing the trend now in the internet.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. Signing up to online job posting sites would require you to have and create your professional email address, preferable something like [email protected]gmail.com with your name on it.
About your profile, when you set it up, make sure that the text boxes are all properly filled up. It is important also to upload your photo, and in using emails, use standard fonts like times new roman or Arial, which are generally readable in all computer programs.
Building a network of professionals who can recommend you or a network who you can contact for job recommendations is also a good idea. A good way to develop business contacts is by joining organizations or volunteer groups, make sure you exchange numbers and let them know you are searching for a job opening.
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.
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