In a job search, there are job seekers who land a job right away and those who struggle through the process of finding one for a long time. When the struggled ones find out that their neighbour down the street was offered a position after a two-week search, luck is usually the response from disenfranchised job seekers. But the truth is luck rarely has anything to do with it.
Successful job seekers approach the process with patience and persistence, knowing that job search campaign doesn’t have to be a never-ending struggle. If you want to be a successful job seeker follow the outlined below.
Target companies that match with your goals and career value instead of trying to fit into a mood set by a hiring organization. This will allow you to focus your energy on searching for a place that fit.
Opportunity rarely lands on your lap, be prepared for the surprises that may come up during the day if you don’t want to be caught sleeping when someone calls to discuss an employment opportunity.
Organize your job search, map out strategy, set priorities goals. Participate in activities, post your resume on the internet and always attend informational interviews.
A follow-up letter is a simple note thanking the interviewer for his or time, a well-written follow-up note can make a difference whether you get hired. This should either reaffirm your interest in the position, serves as an opportunity to mention an important point you neglected to bring up or provides an opportunity to offer new insight on a topic that was disuse during the interview.
Job team is a great way to generate ideas and for networking purposes. However, toxic people create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress. So take inventory of the job seekers attendance and find out if they are not supportive of your effort. If after such findings you feel emotionally drained and start to believe your chance of landing in a job are bleak, you know that it’s time to search for a new support team.
There are two types of job seekers, one that has a laid-back approach, and the other that always feels there are not enough hours of the day. Be good to yourself, your job search should be your primary activity don’t allow it to consume your every waking moment.
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