Many job seekers start looking for a job unprepared. They don’t know what type of job they want and thus get frustrated when they don’t find a job quickly. In order to find the job you want you must know the industry you want to work for, what are their expectations, pay scale, what level of experience are they looking for; do they require a HS Diploma or a College Degree. Did you know of these expectations before you look for a job? If yes, start out by writing down everything you have accomplished in your work life and let’s go through the 8 step process.
For many job seekers, it is easier to find companies hiring now because we often carry our phones with us at all times. Let’s say that you job search online once a day via your home computer. Great! But, this leaves the potential of a few jobs falling through the cracks. Job seekers are more likely to search more often via a device that is with them 24/7.
“The pen you can find is mightier than the sword” You didn’t get the job because when you went to get the pen out of your purse and it took you 10 minutes plus a water break due to exhaustion. A messy purse says a lot about you. It can say “I am so busy coming up with ideas that I can’t bother with such trivial matters as cleaning out my purse.” But most likely it is saying “If you think this is messy, you should see what my desk will look like after a working here a month!” As with your shoes, you should choose your best handbag and make sure that it is cleaned out so you can easily find a pen or a notepad. Avoid using a handbag that shows a lot of wear and tear. A plain jane uses a reusable grocery bag as her handbag. A must-have job candidate uses her best handbag for the job interview.
Whether it be job search apps for Android phones or your standard run of the mill career search site, you’ll find a variance when it comes to locations. Many sites only require that you enter in a zip code or city and state. You will see a massive list of jobs from all across the state, but you can sort these jobs based on distance. Many job seeker are fans of search radiuses, where you enter in your zip code, such as 14850, and select a radius to search, such as 25 miles. You will only see jobs that fall within that 25 mile radius.
Why you should quit. If you are not making enough and you have put hard work into a company that will not payoff or they are not giving you what you deserve. You would be better off finding a new job. Once again do not feel stuck and do not let the negative facts and opinions of the bad economy turn you off from trying. Search yourself. Use your job as a tool for now and set a plan for getting the job you deserve. If you are mad at your company or just hate it in general. Before you quit, make sure you are the better person. Quit the right way and try to be positive or act happy for the time being. Make sure you are going to be missed instead of forgotten.
You’d be surprised to see that not all job search apps for smart phones, such as Android phones, enable you to apply for jobs with resumes. After all, do you have a resume stored on your phone? It is likely on your computer. You should be able to apply for jobs via online job applications by typing up the application. At the very least, you should be able to email a ScanGator to yourself. This will enable you to access the listing from a PC where your professional, well-written resume is stored.
As you search online for your job, you will gather a lot of information about prospective employers. Use this information to build a summary of the company. Their history, products, services, staff strength, company policy, goals, achievements etc. This is your own personal resume for each company. It will help you to prepare better for interviews.
You’ll need to focus on your job search as if it is your job right now. That means turning off the television, staying off the social media sites and working for several hours each day at finding a job.