More Fruitful Job Hunt

  1. Online Job Search
    There are a lot of online job search engines where you can find job openings in various fields. Simply filter out the search to your preferred niche and start from there. These search portals can sometimes open doors for you overseas if you’re willing to travel. If you prefer to work locally, you should have the option to filter the results by country as well.
  2. Job Fairs
    Job fairs are often held at schools and are aimed at students who are about to graduate. This is often because they want to hire fresh graduates for entry-level salaries. Still, if you can find a job fair where you can potentially find employment, go to them. It would be the best time to ask various companies any questions you may have.
  3. Calling Companies
    It’s sometimes better to not wait for a job opening. If you have a few companies

Make the Best Impression on Job Interview

First off, build up your image through your resume. While it’s great to showcase your experience in different jobs, listing too many previous employers may give you a negative image. You may come off as someone who doesn’t stay too long in a company before seeking greener pastures. It also doesn’t pay to be dishonest and withhold information from the company you want to work for.

So how do you do it? It’s simple. Build your resume and prepare explanations. Your resume and how you answer the interviewer’s questions should sync. For instance, if you’re asked why you only stayed for a few months in a company, be sure to avoid answers that demean your previous employer.

Do some research on the company you’re applying for. This will show how passionate you are for the company. This will also give them the idea that training you will be a breeze …

Common Mistakes to Avoid During a Job Interview

The first mistake is coming up with short answers to the question. Remember that you are the interviewee. You’re supposed to talk more than your interviewer. If you are posed with a short question, don’t give a short answer. Provide your answer and explain how you came to that conclusion.

Another mistake is taking too much time to find the right answer. Most times, you will be asked direct questions such as why you left your previous job in which case you can afford to be careful about badmouthing your previous boss. If you’re asked a hypothetical question, however, there usually is no right or wrong answer. Instead, the interviewer is focusing on how you are constructing your sentences and the reasoning behind your ideas as this will have a part to play should you ever get hired.

If there’s no question that asks for it, try to maintain political …

Internet Your Way to a New Job

Do a Google search on yourself to see what the Internet says about you. If there are drunken or racy photos of you on Facebook, for instance, restrict their availability or delete them, now. You can count on a potential employer doing the same search.

Learn how to create an online presence. If you are seeking any kind of professional position, join LinkedIn and create a profile. Next, sign up on Facebook, but leave the bells and whistles off your page; for professional networking, keep it simple. The number of networking sites is rapidly growing; pick a couple of sites for your profile, and stick with them.

Before you start your job search, be very clear about the sort of job you are seeking, and make sure your resume targets that type of job. Start a new email account just for job searching. Store everything in a separate folder on …

Excellent Online Job Search

Check out company websites.

If there’s a company you’ll like to work for, check their website. Most of the times you will find a section called “Careers”. This section allows you to apply for a position even if they are not hiring at that moment. By doing this, the company will notice your desire of working with them, thus this may give you extra points, over other applicants, when a new position opens. Most of the times companies love to hire professional that has a connection or a value associated with their company. Being fond of the company is about being fond of their culture and also the brand. When you fill the online application form, let them know in one of the form fields, that you have a real understanding of the company.

Visit job search websites.

The following sites: Monster.com, Indeed.com, Craigslist.org and CareerBuilder.com are excellent resources for …

Job-Seeking in the Digital Age

Run a Facebook ad campaign

Job seekers need to get their resume to the right person in the organisation, but that seldom happens. The job application might fall to a clerk or an automated system that scans for keywords as an initial selection criteria, or the resume is just lost among the thousands of submissions for a single position.

What if the job seeker went to find the right person directly, using the vast database of profiles that is Facebook? (LinkedIn works too, but it’s already crowded with job requests today).

In a nutshell, job applicants should have an online resume hosted on LinkedIn or a personal website. Run an ad campaign on this website, and target managerial users employed by the companies you are aiming to join. You’ll be surprised how many people put these private information on their Facebook profiles!

Letterbox distribution

Who says flyers are only for …