Everyone needs money to get by In life and assuming someone did not leave you with castles and gold mines you are looking for work, and unless you run/own a business you want a job. Demand and supply of jobs are very unequal, we have a ton of people competing for the same chair. So, unless you show for it, it would be hard to land one. What did you say? You are in need and want to find a job as quickly as possible? Well, you are in luck because that is exactly what I will be addressing in this article.
Be Specific and Find Jobs that Fit Your Qualifications
This tip might be in contrast to the most things that you hear from people, or even that is not with the common rules of maths. As mathematics clearly suggests that at the more places you apply for the more is the probability of landing a job. Well as true as that might be, the thing is that If we are trying to find a job FAST, time is of the essence. So, we can not afford to lose it on applying for things that you have no chance of getting or even qualifying for.
So might I suggest that you look for something that is tailored for your skillset? because even if you do not apply for many things but apply for a few and be at a considerable level or above for that you have a better chance of cracking it.
Your Resume is Important
When you apply for a job your resume plays a very important role. It is the interaction you have with your employers before you actually “talk to them” and as they say the first impression is the last impression. so your first impression matters a lot. Hence, you should tailor your resume to show your best parts to your employer. It is crucial to not leave anything out of it, mention every single achievement, every single skill (even if irrelevant) and mention every single job you’ve done (the more experienced you seem the better, even if the job doesn’t anything to with what you are looking for now, because it’ll just show you are familiar with working a job, a company would love a person who won’t have to be spoon-fed about every detail of corporate life).
Refrain from lying in your resume. Well, this is a thing that is pretty common people write things in their resume that they don’t know anything about and it comes back to bite them in due time. A company might select tasks for you based on what you tell them in your resume that you are capable of doing.
Specify To Yourself About The Amount of Time You Have
I do realise that we are talking about finding a job fast, but finding a job fast doesn’t necessarily mean settling for the first company that offers you something. That is why you have to know in your head at least how much can you actually spend looking for a job. For instance, if you are desperate and need a job as soon as possible, quite literally then I think you should do that. however, if you can spare a bit of time to look for a job you may not have to settle for a temporary job, or a job you don’t like or something that you just doesn’t fit in.
So first make clear to yourself how “FAST” do you want to find a job? How much time can you afford to spend in the search of a job? Because that is an important bit, and it will decide if you take whatever is offered to you or will you try and find something that is right for you.
Use The People Around You
I certainly do not mean this in an evil manner. What I really mean by this is that use your network, people who you know and that are employed ask them for help, even if they do not work a job similar to the one you want, because they may refer you to someone who could help you, or they might inform you about openings in their company, or give you tips specific to you and your region about how they found a job or they might e able to tell you what not to do. The things that you should stay away from.
If you use the entirety of your network it is sure to do you some good, if not find you the job.
Engage the Interviewer
Doesn’t matter how many tips and tricks you use, doesn’t matter how strong of a C.V. you have, doesn’t matter how good you are in your skills if you can not impress your interviewer you are doomed. After all, your interviewer has the final say if or if you do not get the job you have been praying/hoping for.
So keep your interviewer engaged in the interview, the more of a lasting impression you can make the better. Try practising an interview situation in the mirror and check more of our articles to know how to answer interview questions. Also if the language you are going to interview in isn’t a native language to you try sharpening those skills too, as words would be what you will have to impress the interviewer.
Well, coming to an end I would like to thank you for reading and would ask you to share and comment if you liked reading the article. On an ending note remember to not let anything get you down, you will get a job and will be fine have a positive outlook towards life.
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