Advice and Tips

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These are the strategies to get the job. Doesn’t matter, whether you are a beginner or you want to change your career; you can use these tips & advice & strategies to get your Dream Job.

Here are 32 clever tips & advice (strategies):-

  1. Network, network, and then network some more. Network using all options available (personal network, LinkedIn, User Groups, internet etc). Network! Most positions are filled through employee referrals. Don’t be afraid to reach out to your friends, family, and professional network to ask for help in landing a job.
  2. Research companies and short list them.
  3. Build a solid résumé—fill in the gaps, call out successes, relay your value add, and customize it to cater to the job you are interviewing for.
  4. Be prepared to sell yourself—it’s not a time to be bashful.
  5. Ask questions. You need to interview the company just as much as they need to interview you!
  6. Keep the conversation focused on the opportunity available.
  7. Take a class—how to interview, how to sell yourself, how to write a winning résumé.
  8. Research companies and put a short list together.
  9. Leverage your internship into a full-time position.
  10. Send follow-up, thank-you notes to everyone you meet with.
  11. Have a clear idea what you are looking and what your short-term goals are.
  12. Clearly understand your long-term goals. Do they make sense with your short-term goals?
  13. Don’t be negative. The interview process is slow and frustrating. Don’t let this shake you up.
  14. Be honest. Don’t try to answer interview question with the answers you think the interviewer wants to hear. Be yourself and be honest. Don’t exaggerate.
  15. Build your own job-hunting strategy from NOW.
  16. Utilize all-in-one job boards like www.jobmonster.co.nz.
  17. Looking for a position is a full-time job—don’t bank on one particular opportunity. Have options that will allow you to control your future.
  18. Write a strong résumé: You should have more than one that outlines specific skills, depending on the opportunity. The résumé should be no longer than 2-3 pages. Be specific, truthful, and ensure there are no spelling or grammatical errors. Customize cover letters and résumés for each job you apply for.
  19. Send a thank-you note outlining why you feel you are qualified and ask for the job!.
  20. At the end of the interview, ask the question, “Do you have any questions or concerns that would stop you from bringing me back for a second interview?”.
  21. Build a strong list of references: Ask your reference, before you offer their name, if they would be able to provide a positive reference that would help you secure your next position.
  22. Build a list of questions about the position you are interviewing for. If you don’t ask questions, you seem uninterested.
  23. Develop your interview skills—use positive language, good eye contact, open body language, and show your enthusiasm.
  24. Have informational meetings with people you know in the industry.
  25. Treat recruiters and prospective employers with the same courtesy that you expect from them. You may want to pursue another future opportunity with the same people, so leave a good impression.
  26. Stay positive—looking for a new job can be a long process and a positive attitude goes a long way.
  27. Demonstrate genuine interest in each job you interview for, finish the interview by expressing your interest in the role, and thank the interviewer for their time.
  28. If you are new in industry or a graduate than get ready to work as a Volunteer to gain industry experience and reference.
  29. Follow-up in person / email or call 3-4 days after you apply.
  30. Prepare your 60 seconds commercial. Practice it daily.
  31. Compare your last interview and make a list of weak points.
  32. Be yourself

Your 60 Seconds Commercial Starts NOW:-

Here is sample: Make your own Commercial NOW….

Good Morning, my name is ___________. I am looking for apposition as a ________ with a XYZ company. I have ____ Degree + Experience_____. I have a pleasant personality and get along well with my ______and ______. I have been ___your experience___ since I was ___ age or year. I am comfortable working on my own and don’t require supervision to get my work done. I would very much like to work for your_____.

TOP COMMON MISTAKES THAT JOB SEEKERS MAKE: –

  • Badly Witten CV and Cover. DO not use same CV for different jobs.
  • Applying for jobs you are clearly NOT suitable for.
  • Insufficient preparation for job & company—spend time making sure each job application is as strong as possible.
  • Not being ready to link previous experience to the role being applied for—come prepared with examples.
  • Poor body language.
  • Poor presentation: With today’s casual environments, people think they can dress casual and present themselves that way. You need to be—and look—sharp on an interview.
  • Lack of energy/enthusiasm.
  • Not answering the question directly: If an interviewer asks you a question—such as your experience on a particular subject—and you evade the question in your answer, you are not leaving a positive impression.
  • Bad-mouthing previous employer: No matter how bad your experiences may have been, never bad-mouth your previous employer. It is extremely unprofessional Don’t lie, but remember to always act professionally.
  • Sharing too much or getting too comfortable in an interview.

Best of Luck from the team at WWW.JOBMONSTER.CO.NZ

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