This is one topic which is prevalent in almost everyone’s life. At some point, you have to come out of your comfort zone to get a job for survival and happy living. However, getting an interview call isn’t too easy now days. Competition is high and options are less. It’s pretty much a survival of the fittest.
Amidst all this, how does one find the right job? How to search for jobs online? What is it that one should to get a call for an interview? These are question that hammers our mind 24*7.
Let’s try and look into few points which can perhaps help us in getting an answer to our above doubts.
- Apply smartly, not randomly- we often randomly apply for jobs based on the “role” and salary offered without looking at the mentioned skill set or requirement qualification. You should apply based on your qualification and experience rather than randomly sending applications based on expected salary and company name. If the ad is for a senior manager role with minimum experience of 7-8 years, you can’t apply if you have 4-5 years of work experience. If you apply, it will go as spam mail. Apply as per the requirement of job and as per your own background.
- Don’t be Rajnikant – Only Rajnikant can do anything and everything. On a serious note, instead of giving the employers a vague promise that you can do anything, tell them the areas you are good at. Employers don’t like spending time on vague application or covering letter. Your application should be direct and should highlight your skill set suitable for the employer. Explain what you can offer and how it can benefit the organization. Don’t play with words, it irritates employers.
- Appealing Resume– Make your CV appealing. Your achievements should be highlighted in a clear and broader way and your skill set should be easily visible. Don’t fill in your resume with useless jargons, be descriptive but not boring. If required make your CV from professionals so that it creates an impression. Remember your CV is your gateway to a big organization.
- Do stand out- we are often lazy on this part. Looking for a job does not end with applying for it only, but extends to regular follow too. Following up with a phone call or an email won’t cost you much, but might get you a job. We don’t value the importance of follow ups and it’s a wrong practice. Remember, a company gets thousand of resumes in a day, if you don’t make the extra effort, you cant stand out from a crowd
Those of you looking for jobs do incorporate the above guidelines in your search process. This may not ensure you a job, but will surely make your process more effective. Using these tips, in combination with a networking strategy should make a big difference in helping you move from “looking for work” to “hired.”