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Job hunting can be an arduous task. With the right tools you can conquer it. One of the best tactics to employe is networking for job search. Remember, employers love to hire referrals. Ask any employer and they will say that referrals are their best resource. Why is that? Its because there is an implication that the person that works for their company already is someone that they'd like to emulate. Networking increased your chances of being that next referral. Networking involves widening your contacts to increase the chances of finding the right job. Extend your contact and connect to the right people and you may you land your dream job bringing your current job search to a successful conclusion.
Are you prepared to move up to another level and get a new job? You can either 1) conduct your job search while still employed; or 2) quit your job before searching for a new one. Experts suggest though that searching while still employed gives you a competitive edge rather than filing your resignation before searching for a new career.
Writing a resume is never easy and I consider it as one of the most crucial steps in job hunting. In my previous blog post a few months ago, “Job Hunt Tip # 2: Have a Competent Resume,” I listed the essential elements that should be included in your resume. And in this post, I will dig deeper and focus on the common mistakes that people commit during resume writing.
You have prepared a winning resume, pep-talked yourself to boost confidence, and you're ready to become an employee. Now comes the job search. The most common way for people start their search is by scanning the job boards or newspaper classifieds. It is quite easy to look for one, if you know what to look for. We all have an idea of our idea job in mind, like a call center job, but the job searchdoes not end there. When I go through job ads, I usually have top three things to consider: the location, the compensation and benefits, and the company and its culture. Not all companies advertise their compensation package and culture, but it is nice to know I have the privilege of starting my search with what's closest to my home.
October, November and December, the final three months of the year, signifies the start of the long awaited holiday season. By October, people usually start to prepare for the holidays as they begin to save money for their Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year celebration. Also, by December, many may receive a much-anticipated bonuses which they will spend for Chirstmas Holidays.
Your job search is like a job in itself. You spend hours writing and editing your resume, then time networking and completing online applications, then finally you get the call… A company wants to schedule you for an interview. This is where your preparation really counts, because no matter how much time you’ve spent on all of the other steps, it’s the interview that will finally secure you that offer of employment (or not). So before heading out the door for your much awaited interview, you might want to consider a few things.
Are you done with your competitive resume? Now it’s time to make use of it online. Walk in job application nowadays is not encouraged by most companies for various reasons and the most obvious reason probably is that they want to have a more organized scheduling for applicants. Nowadays, employers make much use of the available online facilities (company website, job boards, etc.) to gather potential applicants and schedule them for an interview.
This is part two of the job hunt tip series and this time, I am going to tackle another portion of the preparation process for job hunting. Just to refresh your memories, the first one tackles about doing research for applicants to have an overview about the jobs available for job seekers (Here is the link for your reference Job Hunt Tip # 1: Research!).
What makes your parents proud and happy is when you fulfill our duties as their children. And one of the biggest gifts that you can give them is a college diploma. Probably your parents are the happiest people on earth by the time we graduate in college. And for you as the child, this means another chapter has ended and a new beginning will start.
Getting your desired salary is not an easy thing to do. Some jobseekers expect too much from employers when asked about their desired income which is I suppose, happens most of the time. I myself have that mindset too. My goal is to always get the compensation that I want whenever I go on a job hunt. And so far, for the past three employments that I have, I ended up having what I wish for.