11 Tips For that Great Job
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11 Tips For that Great Job

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Our society always has bumps in the road and our career can often model the world around us.  When unemployment strikes us job hunting can be difficult.  Take heart, all is not lost.  We believe you will find that good and stable job you are looking for.  With so many employers out there, and so many others looking for jobs you may wonder how you will ever find that good job in a reasonable amount of time.  This article can assist you with 11 employment tips for that great job.  These tips start with thinking differently.  Read on for the employment tips below, and feel better about looking for that job you really want.

“For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he…” Proverbs 23:7

 

11 Tips For that Great Job
Change your Thoughts

If your job search has been coming up empty and you can’t find work, consider rethinking your job search strategies.  While there may be many places that are currently not hiring, still put your resume in with them so if they are looking in the future they will already have your name and information on file.  Do not let the lack of options dissuade you.  The job search may fill an immediate need but the career search is like playing the long game.  This is not just for the here and now but for the long term.  Make sure that you take some time to search around in places you usually wouldn’t, there may be a diamond in the rough.  There may be an employer who is willing to train the right person who has not yet come along.

 

Use Social Media

Take advantage of all the resources LinkedIn has to offer.  You can use the Question and Answer area of the site to demonstrate your expertise in your field.  Also, you can communicate with other users and make vital contacts.

11 Tips For that Great Job

 

Dress for Success

While you may be applying for a job at a factory, dress as the factory manager would.  Many employers are looking at what you show up in.  It does not matter that the job is casual, it’s best that you overdress, rather than under-dressing.

 

Prepare Before Your Arrival

Before you arrive at your interview, formulate two or more questions to ask.  You will almost always be asked if there are any questions.  You should consider the different aspects of the work environment that you aren’t capable of learning without first-hand experience.  Bring several copies of your resume with you on the day of your interview.  This is very important as you will need this to present to the person interviewing you.  Also, you can look over your resume before the meet, as a lot of the questions will come off of this document.

 

Advocate for Yourself

If you are looking to move up in a company don’t be shy about talking to management when you have an idea.  At the same time, don’t overdo it.  By going there with genuinely good ideas that you believe will help the company, they will naturally want you closer to them to assist, as such increasing your pay scale.

 

Stay Updated

Update your resume.  You should always keep your resume current, even when you are not on the hunt for a job.  You never know when an opportunity may present itself, so have a copy of your resume ready and available.  It will also be easier to keep track of previous employment when you don’t have to track down each bit of info as you need it.

 

References

When you are applying for jobs, make sure that you have a list of three reliable references prepared for potential employers.  Do not add friends or relatives to the list since they may not be aware of your work ethic. Good references include former supervisors, co-workers and your college classmates.

 

Get Help Looking

Use employment agencies.  They often are free, will help you find a job or even work on your resume with you.  They’ll identify your skills and tailor your job search to areas where you are well qualified.  Make sure that you follow up so that they do not forget about you.

 

Be early

When you have an interview, the most important factor is to be on time.  Punctuality shows a lot about your work ethic and how valuable of an employee you will truly be.  Arrive at your interview at least 30 minutes before it starts to show that you mean business to your future employer.

 

Relax

Do not let job interviews cause you stress.  Make sure you get there early so you have a few minutes to relax.  During the interview, do not let the interviewer make you feel uncomfortable.  Take all the time you need to answer questions and ask the interviewers for clarifications if you are not sure what they are asking.

 

11 Tips For that Great Job

 

Educate Yourself

If you are having a hard time landing a job, try expanding on your skill set.  There are quick and economical courses available online you could take from the comfort of your own home that can increase your value to any potential employer.  Include the accomplishment on your resume and keep trying!  Find great books to read that will expand your knowledge base and help change how you view yourself.

 

Research Your Target

When interviewing for a job, do some research on the company you’re applying to.  You should ask yourself how much you actually know about the company beforehand.  You should know a lot about it, including some history, important accomplishments, recent events, etc.  Most of this information can be easily found online. Looking knowledgeable about a company during an interview can increase your chances of getting the position.

With this information under your belt, you can better prepare yourself for interviews, cover letters and resumes.  You can present a better picture of yourself to employers, and you have a better shot of getting hired.  We hope these 11 tips for that great job will help not just for the current situation but for your long-term wealth.  Take the information here and make sure you use it, so that your job search can end with a great job.

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