Tips on Finding Employment
It is a competitive market and it is important that you organize yourself and prepare to find a job. Here are some of my best tips for finding a new job at any career level.
Step 1 – What kind of job do you want?
Before starting your job search, understand what you like to do and what is important to you. List out your strengths and weaknesses, job qualifications and experience, what is important to you; it could be the title, money, promotion, the work itself, location, or company culture?
Step 2 – Research the companies
Once you know the industry and type of job you research on the companies out there offering the job you are looking for. Websites such as Glassdoor, indeed show reviews of companies and also salary scale.
Step 3 – Create network of contacts
It is important that you create a network of professions such as on LinkedIN and networking events in person and online. Further, sometimes people who know you and want to help you uncover job leads results in more job opportunities.
Step 4 – Tailor your Resume and cover Letter
It takes a great deal of time and effort to find a new job. However, to be successful, effort is a necessity.
In order to find a suitable job you should tailor your resume and cover letter to fit to the company requirements.
Step 5 – Prepare for the Interview
Go through probable interview questions in order to prepare for the interview.
Step 6 – Write thank-you notes after interview
A short email thanking the employer will show courtesy and you might get a higher change of being employed if there were several equally qualified and experienced candidates for the job.
You can refer to our Professional Series to learn about any professions that may interest you.
Be positive and keep searching. Good luck!