Job Hunting: Six Smart Strategies

Sometimes job hunting can feel a little overwhelming, but no worries, we are here to help with few tips and tricks!

There’s no better time than now to turn your career-related resolutions into reality. Trying different ways to find a job gives you a better chance of succeeding.

1- Reach out to your network

“It’s not what you know, but who you know.”

Even with the explosion in Internet job sites, many jobs are not advertised. Your network is your most powerful professional tool. The people you know and the relationships you form are really important to your career. Anyone of these people could be your introduction to your dream job and, who knows? A casual coffee could turn into your next gig.

2- Make sure your profile is updated

make sure your education, relevant experience and summary are updated. All of these things ensure you’re putting your best foot forward when making your big entrance into the professional world

3- Prepare for all job interviews.

To actually snag a job offer, you should be prepared. Before you get called for your interview, develop responses to common interview questions, and then practice them. The more prepared you are, the less stressful it will be. Also, It’s important to follow up after an interview by thanking everyone you met with

4- Show off your personality

Storytelling during a job interview is an excellent way to share your experience and skills. Employers want to see what makes you stand out from everyone else. The more concrete information you provide, the more the hiring manager will know how qualified you are.

5- Volunteer

 

Volunteering is renowned for skill development and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve human quality of life. It is a great way to make up for employment gaps or lack of work experience. It’s also a great time to network and learn new skills that you can bring to your future job.

6- Work on your nonverbal skills

Body language can speak louder than you if you let it. Strong communication skills can help you in both your personal and professional life.  Pay attention to what you do just as much as what you say.

We all get a few knock backs when looking for work. Don’t take it personally if you are rejected or don’t even get a response because it is probably not because of anything you have done wrong. Good Luck!

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