Job hunting sometimes seems like a career in and of itself. If you are dreading searching for any more jobs or going on any more interviews, don’t worry. Lots of people have the same anxieties that you do, but unlike you, they are not doing something about it. You, however, are reading this article, and that will give you an advantage when searching for jobs.
Make sure that when you are writing emails to potential employers, to include all of your contact information. This means that on every email, your signature should include your name, home and cell phone number and email address. This information will facilitate communication between you and your employer whenever they want to get in touch.
Many employers use programs that filter resumes by keyword, so make sure you use relevant ones in your resumes and cover letters. Since they receive so many resumes every day, it is more convenient to use this type of software. Prepare yourself for this by using as many keywords as you can, while making sure they are used appropriately.
Turn down the number of rings on the phone you use for job searching to five. This allows you plenty of time to get to the phone, but doesn’t have so many rings that potential employers will hang up before they get to the answering machine, causing you to lose out on an opportunity.
Be proactive in your position. It may seem easy to simply sit back and let the job take you where it wants to go, but employers don’t really respond to that. You may find you’re the first to go if/when there needs to be layoffs. Instead, show that you’re essential by proactively looking to fill needs and solve problems related to your position. That will definitely impress those above you.
Polish your shoes before going to an interview. This may seem crazily specific, but your shoes are something employers will look at. You are sitting down after all, so they will be front and center. If your shoes are full of scuff marks and worn patches it can send the signal that you didn’t put in efforts to look your best for this interview.
As mentioned in the opening paragraph, due to the current economic downturn, finding employment is not easy. By educating yourself as much as possible you can beat the odds and find a well-paying job that you love. Read this article several times and carefully apply the tips and advice it contains.
Author: Joyce LotoThis author has published 2 articles so far.