The Right Approach to Job Search
Looking for work is troublesome and difficult, but the result is pleasant, and it has a positive effect on the financial and moral state of the applicant.
Take the search constructively and seriously, as your future fate in general depends on your career. Arm yourself with a positive attitude and start changing your life.
To begin with, formulate a task for yourself, if there is one, then the deadline may be cut in half. Write yourself what company you want to work for, what criteria in the future work are important to you and what salary you count on.
When you determine the position, think about your professional qualities, how your capabilities will match the market requirements. The salary you would like to receive must be in line not only with your wishes, but also with the average salaries of such professionals in the labor market. There are a lot of job seekers, but employers are not interested in hiring the first person they see, but a specialist whose capabilities match the adequate offers of employers. When studying a vacancy, pay special attention to the section “requirements to the job seeker”. If you see that your knowledge and skills do not meet all the stated points, and in the short term is unlikely to have time to improve or acquire them, it is not worth sending your resume there.
Once you understand what you need to look for, then you should now think about where to look for this very job. It is important to understand that the Internet, of course, is a great help in the job search, but you should not ignore other media. There are a lot of specialized job portals, where you can find a lot of vacancies from different companies. If you already have a clear idea of which company you want to work for, then visit their websites, they often have information about vacancies, but if there is no information, you can try to call the personnel department and ask about the availability of vacancies there. You can also use the services of recruiting agencies.
These were common sources of finding information, but also think about professional communities where you can meet the right people, learn the latest professional news, learn about job openings, and get recommendations from other professionals.
Pay attention to your resume as well. It should be in electronic form and contain up-to-date information about you. In the list of functional responsibilities list what you have actually had to do. Write about what you contributed to the development of your former company, tell about your personal achievements. A photo in your resume is welcome, but remember that it should be taken against a neutral background, include your face and exclude violent emotion. Again, there will be many resumes, so draw attention to yours with a cover letter that emphasizes experience, but do not duplicate the content of the resume. Do not call and ask if the resume arrived, it would be impolite and intrusive.
If you were invited for an interview, make sure you and the employer know when you can get an answer. If you receive a rejection, ask about your mistakes. Don’t forget about personal qualities that are important along with eligibility. Communicate naturally and honestly with a potential employer. This can help you get the job or keep you from working in a place you wouldn’t like.
Don’t drag out your job search for too long, because professional skills can be forgotten. If you can’t find a job for a long time, reconsider your expectations, requirements, and the task at hand; you may have to lower your rate.