Sunday, 27 January 2019

How to Get a Good Job



It is difficult enough to find just any job; securing a position in the field of your choice can be tougher. Available positions are often not advertised by a number of companies because of which the traditional tactics of going through online job boards and searching newspapers can be time consuming and quite tedious. You will not be able to land interviews merely by blasting your resume to every job posting you come across. You have to create a marketing mindset and the product you have to market is you. How to do it? Read on to know more:

Contact people you know 


Don’t hide the fact that you are job searching. A solid way of getting leads and then securing interviews is through word-of-mouth referrals. It is a risky process for employers when they have to choose the right person for a particular position so they welcome referrals from people they know. You should get in touch with your friends, family and acquaintances and let them know that you are available in the job market. They may have knowledge of some already available or about to be available positions within their organizations or someone else’s. Make sure that you have informed these people about your education background, experience, career interests and other relevant credentials.

Network


Networking doesn’t mean that you have to stay in a room, but it does mean that you have to stay connected with your field or industry. You need to get involved with associations and clubs relating to your field. These type of organizations are targeted by some employers because they are aware that a relevant background is essential for becoming a member. However, networking isn’t limited to just joining a group and waiting for employers to come to you. You have to be an active part of the group by volunteering for events, helping other members and joining different committees. This can provide you with exposure and also showcase your skills and knowledge to potential employers. Your personality also gets a boost as it shows that you are a friendly team player.

Contact Companies 


Get in touch with companies and employers you want to work for, but don’t go begging for a job. Find out the contact information of the hiring manager or recruiter so you don’t have to deal with receptionists. Any major events or positive news about the company should be researched. You can incorporate this information into your conversation as it shows that you are genuinely interested in the firm and not just random dialing numbers. Let them know about your background and interest in their business. After you have built some rapport, you can ask them if any job positions are available. Even if there aren’t, you can still send in your resume for future consideration.

Target your Job Materials 


Sending out tons of resumes to companies isn’t effective because you are sending the same document to multiple employers. Your resumes and cover letters have to be targeted to a job position in order to be effective. 

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