Looking for a new job can be tough. You might be worried about the actual interview process, but before that ever happens you will have to search for the right job for you. You may not know where to start. You may not know how to prepare yourself.
Here are my job searching tips.
Know what type of job you want.
Are you out there just wasting your time applying for jobs that you know for a fact that you will not get? Maybe you are also just applying for anything and everything in hopes that you will get a phone call. This may work for some, but you shouldn’t be wasting your time.
You should be putting more effort towards getting a job that you think you qualify for instead of 20 jobs that you know you don’t qualify for at all.
Use your network.
Do you have someone who you could possibly talk to about getting a job? Maybe it’s someone who you used to work for or with (always try to leave on good terms!), a friend, a family member, someone who you went to school with or someone else. Use your network to your advantage so that you can find a job.
Seek out companies that you want to work for and see what positions they have open.
Usually when you go on a company’s website there will be a “Career” or “Opportunities” section on their website. Look there first and see if there are any positions that you like and that you think you would be a good fit for.
Search for jobs online.
Not all online job websites are a waste of time. Yes, it may take a little bit to go through jobs that aren’t worth your time (such as scams – see below), but there are also plenty of real jobs that you may be a good fit for.
Don’t fall for scams.
If you haven’t had a job in quite a while, then you may become more desperate. Whatever you do, do not fall for job scams. There are plenty of them out there. If a job sounds way too good to be true, then it probably is. Always keep that in mind!
What job searching tips do you have?