Thursday, 2 August 2018

10 Tips For Job Seekers To Get Hired For a Job

It is not easy to be a job seeker. It does not matter how difficult a job is and how annoying the workplace is, it is still much better than being unemployed or looking for a job. Getting rejected from a few interviews suddenly throws you into a sea of thoughts where it starts to seem impossible to get hired for a good job. Rejections can be bitter and act to take away the courage and confidence you have. As a result, you appear more nervous and with lack of confidence on your next interview.

However, if you have a dream job that you always wanted to get hired for, such reasons should not get big enough to become an obstacle in your way of success. Any rejections should only give you more sense of improving and getting better. It is not easy to achieve but it is in way impossible too. When you go for an interview you have all the chances in the world to impress your interviewer and get selected for the job. A few things that can convince the recruiters to hire you for the job are mentioned as under:

1. Sending A Thank You Letter

You don’t have to think twice before doing the right things. If you have been called for an interview you can thank the company for that. The best way to thank the company for their call is by sending them an email. If you don’t have any emails you can ask for one on the call when you receive it. Make sure you are not replying to a “no-reply” email from the company. These are emails generated by computers and replying to them will get your email nowhere. Send a pleasing thank you email to a valid email address.

2. Be Punctual

Punctuality is not a thing that matters only when you have been hired for the job. In fact, your punctuality matters more before you are hired for the job because after getting hired the companies have their ways of making you punctual i.e. deducting late comings from the salary. It is best that you appear a few minutes before the interview. See how long it will take you from home to reach the office location on Google Maps and leave half an hour earlier than the given timing to tackle blocked traffic and other unforeseen circumstances.

3. Prepare For The Interview

It is always better to sound natural on your interview rather than sounding scripted. However, it would look bad if you sound too casual and most of your answers to the questions are ambiguous. Prepare for the most frequently asked questions and also the specific questions if you are going to be interviewed for a technical job. If you don’t have the answer to a technical question, just admit it. Do not say things that are not relevant to the question because it will make you appear stupid in front of the interviewer.

4. Dress Your Formal Best

Do you have a few options to choose your interview dress from? If so then it is best that you pick a dress that you have often received admirations for. You want to look your best on your interview. It would be completely wrong to say that your dressing and attire don’t matter in interviews. They matter a lot and the more pleasing your personality looks the better chances you have of getting hired for the job. Of course, you will have to keep a good smile on your face too to make your personality appear as a friendly one.

5. Maintain A Confident Posture

When you sit in front of the interviewer you have to maintain the right posture. Your posture should not be too relaxed or too stiff. You have to maintain the posture that you are most comfortable with and that looks professional. Do not slouch to the front because it will affect your chest area and give your lungs less air to pull the air. If you are not getting enough air in your lungs you will sound breathy and your voice will not have the power it normally has. In short, you won’t be able to achieve your best chest voice.

6. Have All The Important Documents Handy

Carry a professional looking envelope with you in which you should have all your important documents as hard copies. Your interviewer could ask for any document just to see how professionally you have appeared for your interview. You will always be expected to carry the hard copy of your resume with you. They might ask you to show the hard copy of certificates for the certifications you have mentioned on your online resume. Keep them handy to avoid any embarrassments.

7. Keep Your Social Networking Profiles Clean

You might create a completely different personality in front of your interviewer to impress them but there are ways to find out about you in modern times. Your social networking profiles speak the truth about you and many interviewers now evaluate candidates based on their social networking profiles. Make sure you don’t have something ugly on your social networking profile to make you feel embarrassed in front of the interviewer. Be friendly with the online world and do not engage in unhealthy and non-professional activities if you really wish to be a professional.

8. The Resume And Cover Letter Focus

It is not all about your personality but your work on your resume and cover letter as well. Your resume is just pieces of information about your career joined together. Cover letter is a way of communicating with the interviewer and telling about your experience and suitability for the job. This makes a cover letter extremely important for a professional. In addition to that, you want to make your CV a highlight of your achievements, not a memo telling people about your job descriptions. Dedicate a section of your resume to the achievements you have made on your past jobs.

9. Prepare For The Technical Questions

It happens quite often that people prepare too much for the generic questions and completely forget about technical questions. Every job has technical questions even if the job does not sound technical. For example, if you state yourself as an experienced customer support representative, they can have thousands of questions they can ask you that only a customer support representative will know the answers too. You should have done enough work before the interview to be able to answer these questions with confidence.

10. Always Follow Up After The Interview

Some people will give an interview and then completely forget about it. They will continue to wait for the call without realizing that they could get in touch to know about the status too. First, you can send an email thanking the company for calling you and conducting your interview. Next up, you can ask about the status of your job hiring process. What if they are stuck between two people and one of them is you? Your call or email might just be the deciding point for them to select you as their employee. Always follow up in a happy tone. 

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