No one wants to go around the town with their rolling briefcases or school messenger bag on their shoulders while in search for the right job because they had been rejected by different companies already.
Job haunting can really be a tedious not to mention frustrating feat to accomplish. Printing the resume as well as the picture to go with it is expensive. Every tick of the clock means that your time is ticking away only to find out that you didn’t make it to the final cut. Some, because of the number of rejections they have accepted, don’t even want to apply anymore.
But there are different available techniques that can save your face from those embarrassing situations you have to face when the manager tells you that you are not qualified. All you have to actually do is to master the job search techniques so your employer will spot you from the cloud and no one will have the guts to throw you out of nowhere.
1. Resume and cover letter. This is a person’s first step in catching his future employer’s attention. A good resume followed with a good academic standing is a way on turning your score to your boss from zero to hero. It will serve as your first Ace in the game. A good and well constructed resume can earn a positive response. Pictures may not appear that important but accept the fact that it can change a lot of things. When including a photo of yourself in your resume, choose the one that looks dignified or formal.
2. Dress Up Accordingly. Although applications can be done online nowadays, some companies still prefer if the applicant will pass it personally because of some reasons. If you will pass your application letter on a company personally, make sure that you wear appropriate clothes. Maybe dressing up on business attire may not be necessary, at least casual clothes are appropriate. Do not bring along with you your rolling briefcases or school messenger bag for they might be a little inappropriate.
3. Apply only if you’re qualified. To increase your chances of being accepted for a position, pass your resume only if you know that you are qualified or you have met all of the required skills. Passing resumes to any position for pure luck is not a very good idea since the hiring body will still skip your application letter.
4. Nail down the interview. There are some companies that conduct interviews even without confirming that you are qualified for the job. First impressions make quite an impact especially to the employer. So you should be able to appear like the person they are actually looking for although the other applicants are highly qualified than you are. Answer the questions wittingly and never show doubt to your statements. Also, appear approachable but not too friendly to give the impression that you are a serious worker.
Job search techniques are not a lesson one should memorize. It is mastered through frequent circumstances when one looks for a job. The more one is exposed to job searches, the more he becomes an expert.