It's easier said than done to find work. Even if you submit a good résumé, create a smart cover letter, and prepare for an interview, you may still not get hired. While every job search is unique, it might be helpful to hear from those who are in or have been in your shoes. Experts and former job searchers provide their greatest tips for obtaining your dream job in this article:|
It is said that practice makes perfect.
"In a job interview, be very careful how you respond to queries. You should always be truthful, although most websites recommend that you practice your replies. Prior to my first interview, I neglected to do this, and when asked what job I was most proud of, I really said, "Being a mother." While this is correct, it was not the finest response I could have provided, and it was certainly not the one the interviewer was hoping for. Prepare for the interview by researching the companies you'll be meeting with and anticipating the types of questions they'll ask. Come up with responses that are both genuine and remarkable."
"Don't get depressed by bad news."
"Don't believe everything you hear on the news about doom and gloom. Even in a depressed economy, people are gaining work and businesses are prospering. This is something I've learned as a business owner whose biggest problem in the last year has been getting good staff. It's also something I've noticed with other local business owners trying to employ. I feel that individuals assume there are no jobs because of all the negative media coverage of job data, so they believe it and give up, whilst others go for it and find fantastic work regardless of economic indicators."
Find out what makes you happy
"You will not stand out enough if you do not focus your job hunt on something you are enthusiastic about. In order to get noticed, your networking, résumé, and interviews must all have a spark, especially in this tough economy. The good news is that now is a fantastic opportunity to find out what you enjoy doing and then match that to a job. It is both possible and necessary."
Demonstrate how you add value.
"Decide how much value you can add. Your credentials and experience are admirable, but they are secondary. I'm delighted you believe you're amazing, but it doesn't matter to me. Please persuade me that my future is brighter with you than it is without you. That's where it's at: value,. Make it apparent through your résumé, cover letter, and interview what value you give.
Make a statement in the crowd
"Each candidate is on time, responsible, and gets along with others. Highlight unique aspects of your personal brand to prevent blending in with the herd. For example, one candidate claimed an educational experience as a round-the-world vacation she took in college. We had to hear the story after reading it, so she received an interview and subsequently a job. The cover letter should not be overlooked or skimmed over. This is your chance to build a personal connection and impact. The cover letter gives a hiring agent insight into your personality, whereas the résumé is merely a list of facts about you. We don't hire resumes; we recruit people.