Need A Job? Try These Helpful Tips To Succeed
If you’re struggling to find a job right now, life can feel really tough. Any time spent unemployed can feel far more like despair than a holiday. As the last of your money starts to disappear on bills, you may become panicked that you won’t get another job in time. Now’s the time to leap into action and try out some of these great tips:
Take ANY Job
It will look far better on any job application if there are no gaps in your employment. If you’re out of work, then head into your local town and start asking for a job. Waitressing, bar tending, shelf stacking, or even volunteering in a charity store will keep your resume padded out. It keeps you in a routine and feeling useful. You’ll always learn something new in any job. And best of all, you’ll be earning while you’re applying for that next career position. Temping agencies are great sources of work in a hurry, so start knocking on some doors.
When you see a job ad you want to go for, do your homework. Find out what the company does and who the competitors are. If you’ll be working for a particular department, find the key personnel on LinkedIn and FaceBook. What are they interested in that you have in common? Who else have they worked with that you might know? Always read through the company website. If you can’t show a genuine interest and knowledge of the company, you’re not likely to succeed.
Tailor your CV
It’s really important to tailor the resume you’re sending to a company for that company or department head. That means, stripping out all the irrelevant information, and highlighting what you know and can do that is useful to them. Look at the core skills in the job advertisement. You have a wealth of experience from education, hobbies, and past employment. Detail what you have gained that benefits that recruiter.
Apply, Apply, Apply
Sometimes you can’t afford to be too fussy. Recruitment is a numbers game. You need to apply for as many posts as you can. You may need to make some sacrifices. For example, you may need to widen your preferred location. Or you may need to pick a less prestigious company. You can find a wealth of company information and their application forms online. Visit websites that specialize in recruitment. Many company application forms ask for your resume details so you won’t need to send a separate document.
Always practice interviewing as often as possible. Preparing your answers is really important if you are to sound confident and convincing. You should also consider one or two questions to ask your recruiter. You may want to ask about the effects of the market or technology on the business. Or perhaps you would like to more about one of the products they have just launched? Make sure your appearance is smart and business-like. However, one or two personal touches to your look to help you stand out in a positive way can help you be remembered.
It’s not always easy to find a job. Making the most of something that doesn’t appear to progress your career aspirations may help you succeed in other areas. Good luck.