Boost Your Job Seeking Chances With These Tips
Sadly, today, there are many unemployed people who are trying to find a job. The economic situation is difficult and sometimes people apply for every job opening they find. As a result the competition on the job market is high.
If you want to be one of those people who will be invited to an interview for a job, you should stand out and be a little bit different from the crowd. You should prove to the employer that you are an asset to their team and that you are the best person for the job.
Here are some tips that will help you find a job:
1. Utilize the social networks. If you have registered an account at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or other social networks, you are likely to have many contacts. Let your contacts know that you are looking for a job, as this will increase your chances of finding one.
*Social networks are used for keeping in touch with old friends and for making new ones. If you are planning to ask some of your new friends to assist you in finding a job, make sure you show them that you are worthy of it before asking for favors.
*Do not rush it – sometimes it may take a while for the word to spread that you are looking for a job.
2. Provide some free services. Even if this sounds a strange thing to do for someone who is currently unemployed, it can be a good move in the long run. Yes, you should be using your talents and skills to make money, but if you offer some free services this can get you one step ahead of the competition. Don’t let unscrupulous people take advantage of you, however. You’ll have to do some due diligence to make sure you’re not just wasting your time.
*Consider this: you are a great cook and would like to work in the newest restaurant in town, or a skilled childcare professional who would like to get a job in the new daycare center; if you offer to work for free for them for a week or two, the employer will have a chance to realize that you have what it takes and your chances of receiving a job offer will increase.
*Remember, you should be really skilled in what you do if you opt to provide your services for free. You want the employer to see what a great asset you will be to their team, not that you are able to do the job ‘just OK’.
3. Start a correspondence with employers. Do not hesitate to write a business letter to the companies that you are interested in working for. In the letter, include your most valuable skills and explain to them why you would be a great employee for their company.
*If your business letter is really good and you are able to convince them that you will be a valuable asset, you have already won half the battle. Write your letter following business etiquette and make sure it is completely error free.
*Do not beg for a job. Present yourself and your skills, explain why they should hire you, but do not cross the line. Begging never helps when it comes to finding a job.
4. Apply for a job by going there personally. If you want your application to stand out, wear clothes that will make you look like a professional and visit the company where you are planning to apply for a job.
*Remember the etiquette – introduce yourself, be polite, shake hands with the potential employer and present them with your CV and other papers they may find useful; certificates for example.
*Introducing yourself to the manager will allow them to relate your CV to your face and personality. The personal approach can yield far better results than sending in a bunch of papers.
*Even though it will take some of your time, your chances to get a job this way are higher, so do not miss out on this opportunity.
5. Publish an ad online or in a newspaper. The ad sections on the online job directories or in the newspaper are the first places most people check when searching for a new job. Many jobs are published every day and many people check them both currently unemployed people and potential employers.
*Take your chance to make a good impression! Write a professional ad that outlines your skills and emphasizes your strengths. If an employer is reading your advertisement, they should find enough information to convince them and give them a reason to call you for an interview.
*Do not sound desperate in your ad, and write only information that is directly related to the position you are looking for. Write what kinds of jobs you are interested in, but do not detail salary requirements. This should be handled later on, when you have had at least one interview with the employer.
If you are currently looking for a job and you are having trouble finding one, do not give up! Try these simple tips we have given you and stand out from the crowd. If you do it right, you will be the person who will land the job!