Rules To Help Job Hunters Secure Employment
Are you a recent college graduate looking for a job within your field of studies? Have you recently been laid off and are now looking to find a new job? Did you get fired from your last place of employment and are now seeking new employment? Or are you looking to join a new company with higher pay and better benefits than the benefit package you have in place with your current employer? If you answered yes to any of these questions and are still looking for employment you must first understand the 23 rules for job hunters.
Most people think job hunting is easy. However, looking for a job is continuous hard work. During this phase you should think like a hiring manager so that you’re able to customize your resume accordingly. Keep in mind that if you’re applying for jobs you must modify your resume for every job especially if the job is in an entirely different field.
Make Objective Clear
Why do you place an objective on your resume? The objective is rather useless and should therefore be replaced with your summary. Briefly explain your most recent background in accordance to the job you’re applying for.
Hiring managers need to be intrigued by the very beginning of your resume to ensure they continue to read your entire resume. Avoid cliché words and phrases such as hard work, motivated, problem solver, professional, reliable, strong communication skills, and team player. You should also write a cover letter because it allows you to elaborate on yourself more than your resume allows you too.
Don’t Waste Your Time Posting Everywhere
Since approximately 11.2% of hires come from job boards, don’t spend a lot of time filling out job applications and posting your resume on websites such as CareerBuilder. Instead you should focus your time and energy on networking since recommendations and networking accounts for 50-70% of hires. Businesses and corporations would rather hire someone they know directly or someone they have been recommended by someone they know.
Avoid wasting your time pursuing jobs that you really don’t want. Instead take the time out to research the company so that you have a better understanding of the company’s needs.
Making the Interview
Look at your interview as your first day on the new job. You should therefore be able to answer common interviewing questions. Tell me about yourself? Why should we hire you? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Prepare yourself so that you know the answer to these questions.
Job hunting entails a lot of work and can be a rather lengthy process. Remember that your resume should be customized for every job you apply for. Don’t waste your time on job boards. Focus on networking and utilize your connections to help you secure an interview with a company you will enjoy working at. Once your interview is scheduled take time out to prepare yourself as you should be able to answer common interviewing questions.