One of the first lessons to finding a good job is to be actually out there searching hard to land that job. Many people often take a lazy approach and for some reason think the job will just come thereway with no effort. But with a lot of competition out there you need to be chasing that job hard.
Set your schedule each day of what needs to be done in your job search. Start by the day by first checking the newspapers for the latest job listings. Then log onto the internet and check the job search websites. You should also visit the local job agencies 2 or 3 times a week.
Filling in the Job Application:
- Do not just send in the same resume for every job. Find out as much details as you can about the job first and then tailor your resume to fit the job.
- Always make sure to type your application, never hand write it.
- Do a spell check to make sure everything is correct, wrong spelling will soon get your application in the bin.
- It may also be a good idea to get another person to check your application before you submit it.
Be Careful What You Place on the Internet
It is amazing some of the silly stuff that people will post on the internet about themselves. The problem here is that it may come back to haunt you later on. Employers these days will scan the internet to find any potential information about a potential new employee. Do a search of your name across the internet and find if there is anything negative there. If so, you should try and have it removed.
- Your success in the interview will often be based on the preparation you do for it.
- Do your research, make sure you have a good understanding of the company you are applying to work for. Read about their history, there past success, and what their plans for the future are. Talk about the success of the company in the past so the employer can see you are familiar with the company. Do a last minute check of the industry news for the company and make some notes as it may become important during the interview.
- Arrive early and have another read of your notes again.
- Dress Code. Regardless of the job you are applying for, you should always dress smart. Employers always take note of the way a person will present themselves.
- Bad Breath. It`s amazing how many people turn up to a job interview with bad breath. Make sure to give your teeth a clean before the interview and you may even try some mints.
- Turn off your cell phone. Never leave a cell phone on during an interview.
- First impressions count. Always smile and shake hands. Be polite, relaxed and friendly. Answer questions with confidence, but also be humble. Get the right balance. Show a type of energy about yourself. Don`t just give one word answers, try and engage the interviewer in a conversation. Never tell a lie. Try and engage the person on a personal level, maybe they have the same interests as you.
The Personal Connection
Not always is the best person for the job hired. Often people are hired because of some personal connection they made duringthe