Whether you’re looking for your very first job, switching careers, or re-entering the job market after an extended absence, finding a job requires two main tasks:
- Understanding yourself and
- Understanding the job market.
Presuming you’ve already chosen a career and are currently searching for jobs, below are:
10 Best Techniques to Find a Desired Job
1. Manage Your Job Search
Take the time to organize your job search and the entire process will be easier. Use the free tools that are available to help you plan and manage your job search. They will help you start your job search on the right foot and keep it on track.
2. Know What You want
Don’t accept a job just because someone offered it to you. Find out what you’ll have to do once you’re hired and make sure that’s what you want to do. But don’t be too picky. If this is your first job, you can’t be the boss the first day. You will have to do what someone asks you to.
3. Write an Impressive Resume
Before you start job hunting, make sure that your resume is as complete and up-to-date as possible. Your resume is an important distillation of who you are, where you come from, and what you can offer. Your resume needs to be professional and polished, because if you don’t have a professional resume, your application materials probably won’t get a second glance from a hiring manager.
4. Trawl Job sites
This is one of the preferred choices of job search techniques; it is also statistically the least effective if used on its own. Use “Google” to help; there are literally thousands of job sites you can choose from.
5. Target Businesses in Your Area
This is a successful method of job searching and is recommended as an efficient use of time. Once you know what type of job you are looking for and in what sort of industry, find out what companies operate in this space that are near to where you live. You can speak to people in the area who may be able to help you prepare your resume and hopefully an interview too.
6. Social Networking
A great online way to get the word out in a professional capacity is through LinkedIn. It’s a fantastic site where people can find and stay in touch with people they know in a corporate capacity. If you’re unemployed use your LinkedIn profile to let employers know you are job searching.
7. Connect with Your Networks
Once you have taken the time to build a network, use it. It’s one of the most important job search resources you have. Your personal career network should include anyone who can assist you with a job search or career move. Stay connecting with your friends and people with same profession. Connect with everyone you know on LinkedIn and other social networking sites. Join professional Groups. They are a good way to connect with people with similar affiliations and you’ll find job listings on most Group pages.
8. Use Existing Relationships
This is one of the more successful methods of job searching. Statistically, ten times the number of jobs are given to people where an existing relationship already existed compared with job ads! This may sound discouraging at first, but you may be surprised how many people you have a direct or indirect relationship with. This may be a recommendation by a business colleague or a friend of a friend, so it is essential that you are clear of who you know and who those people know too!
9. Prepare for Interview
In an Interview, you might be asked to describe problems you’ve encountered in the past and how you handled them or you’ll be given a hypothetical situation and asked what you would do. They’ll basically want to know how you’ll perform when faced with obstacles in the position you’re interviewing for.
The most important thing is to avoid negative body language. Dress appropriately to create the right impression during an interview. Depending on the company, they may prefer you came in your everyday attire or just wore something that shows you can look nice without overdoing it.
10. Follow Up
Whether you submit your resume online or hand it over in person, your job is not yet done. Now you must follow up! Hiring managers have a lot on their plate, as do department heads and supervisors for whom hiring is just one small part of what they do. So show your sincere interest in the job by following up with an email or phone call.