Friday, December 25, 2009, AM | Leave Comment
I sincerely hope you have a job – like close to 93% of folks do – and are gainfully employed. But if you are still looking for a job and these days sometimes it seems getting harder and harder to get your next job, then you might want to follow some or all the 5 simple changes to your approach for finding your next job. And I hope you get it sooner than later.
Upgrade your skills
When you apply for a job, do you check to see if you have the right skills and qualifications for it. See how best you can improve and enhance your career soft skill set along with your “hard skills.” For the latter, there are many schools available, from traditional to online, that can offer you what you need to get the right skills, get into more interviews and hopefully secure that job you have applied for.
Even if you don’t secure the job, practice the interviews
Don’t feel sorry for yourself if you don’t get the job. Going into as many interviews as you possibly can, in itself is an excellent opportunity to practice your interview approach. That way you have more opportunities to refine your interview techniques. It’s a learning experience by itself.
Discuss interview techniques with friends and family
You will be amazed to know and understand and maybe accept some good interview techniques from family and friends. The more you are open about it, the better you can be prepared for your next interview. Show your resume to them and see if you can make changes accordingly. Also, ask them if you can seek the help of their friends as networking contacts.
Learn as much as you can about the company
Before interviewing, go online and research the company. Take a few important notes. If you can, find out if it has some problems and think about a solution how best you can help them with a specific product or service.
Reevaluate any job alerts that you might receive
If you have joined an online job search facility, they usually will send you job alerts in emails. See if you can make changes for the best possible results that truly match your job search criteria.
In a Nutshell
Finally, work on your resume. Do a research of how best to write it yourself or get it professionally written. Your resume must portray you in the best possible position required by your potential employer. Have the best possible resume for your job search.