Searching for jobs has become an art. These are 10 strategies that can make your job-search a success from the very start.
1. Knowing What You Want
It is of utmost importance that you understand what you are good at, where your skills lie and what it is that you want from a job. Your job search needs to start with you searching yourself and scrutinizing your motivations.
2. Best Step Forward- A Good Resume
The importance of an effective and impressive resume cannot be stressed more. There are many online resources that can help you nail or fabricate the ideal resume. Remember this is the first thing that the employer associates with your application.
3. Personalizing the Cover Letter
When it comes to creating an appropriate cover letter, many people fall into the trap of drafting a generalized one and then simply changing the name of the company you are applying to. Personalizing the cover letter with why you will be an apt candidate for THAT position in THAT company will stand you in better stead.
4. Use Your Resources
Most people look for job posting and vacancy notifications on online job portals. While this is a good idea, there is no need to be limited to what the job engines choke out for you. Use all your resources in terms of friends, family, and colleagues. Cold submission of resumes may or may not be an acceptable practice in the organization you are hoping to be associated with. It will be infinitely better if you can urge a friend or acquaintance to submit your resume for you.