JOB SEARCHING EXPERIENCE

                                JOB SEARCHING EXPERIENCE

Job searching experience can sometimes be involves drawing on skills you’ve developed, including: research, writing, speaking, planning and problem solving. You can be successful in the job search, through the level of focus and a reasonable time investment.

These are the ways you can have your job searching successful:

The kind of work

You can decide the kind of work you are interested, and how you can go about it. Know the types of work that will suite you and your career, and also keep your options.

Find out more about the jobs that you are interested, by doing online research, or talking to people in the company. You will see if this will either add to your interest to the job, or you may decide not to for it. Also know what work pattern you will like to do, either contract, part time, fulltime or casual.

Then also make out time to see people and discuss your options, to know if there will be training information or career guidance, or services that are available. Identify and analyze your skills. Think about what you want to do and how well is your values, which align with the expectations of the job. Determine if you need to gain any additional skill sets or experiences to make you more competitive in the job search process.

Set up an Email Account

Check out your job search date and set up an email account. Be organized, in going about your challenge in finding work and you will see it a lot easier to succeed. Also ensure you set up an email account, because most employers these days require you to email your job applications, if you are applying for jobs online, you will also need an email address. Then also use an email address that is professional and suitable for work purposes, don’t use inappropriate or nick names. If it is possible to use your first/last name, then it is nice.

Gather your documents

Gather your documents together electronically on a USB stick and in a hard copy format. Also gather your work experience; referees; written references; school certificates, qualifications, and skill certificates and awards. Because many employers now receive your details via email or they upload it online, so it will be wise to scan all of your hard copy documents and save them on a USB, disk or your computer system.

Then make multiple copies of the entire documents as you may need to provide them in person to the employer. Also, safeguard your information by storing in two or more electronic formats (USB and your PC). Always keep the originals document on plastic covers and in a safe place. It is also good to keep them all together in your ‘Employment file’ which you can take it with you when approaching employers or heading to interviews.

Resume

Resume is a written compilation of your education, work experience, credentials, and accomplishments that is used to apply for a job. It is one of the best important pieces of any job application. Always update your resume, because the importance of a good resume can’t be underestimated. Your skills need to be highlighted to each job you apply; the employer really wants to see you in person. A resume is a very important tool in your job search. It is one of the advertising brochure and you need to be well prepared. The way resumes are put together has changed, so resumes need to be continually updated and be written to suit particular jobs and employers. The more important and effective way to prepare your resume is to store the Word version electronically (USB, PC) so it can be easily modified or updated. Also research some styles and templates available on the internet to get you started. Then make sure your resume reflects the skills the employer is looking for.

Shortlist your job

Always prepare and maintain job search contact list, to place in the Employment file. Also keep a record of all of your contacts and job search details. It will help you to organize these into a job search contact list. Then forget to record all the telephone contacts with dates, numbers, times and outcomes so that you can track your efforts and organize your follow-up. Then if you are computer operator, you may like to use Outlook or a similar program to record your efforts, set tasks, timelines and flag yourself for follow up.

Advertisements

Always keep a watch on advertised positions in newspapers, journals, notice boards, radio, and television. Also check for job vacancies several times a week. Then work out specific days that you can set aside to do this and stick to them. Then see your job search as a job itself. Look in the daily newspapers particularly the nationwide and the local community newspaper, because most of the newspapers are now available online, including some community papers. When you search do for a written advertised position, make sure you follow up complete the news correctly. 

Contact your employers

You can also go out there and approach potential employers, and use your networks as greatest resource. Also ask your friends and family for possible job leads and be sure that you can follow up. This is also one of the most effective methods of searching for a job which involves ‘selling your skills’ through your social media and business contacts. As the saying goes; it’s not what you know, but who you know. Cold canvassing’ involves working out what employers you would like to work for, what areas of work you would like to be in, and then approaching those employers. Don’t always wait for them to advertise, get in there first. Also believe in your skills and be organized. Whenever possible, just talk to the Human Resources department. Then offer them your resume, contact them regularly and ask them about who else you should approach if they are not able to help. 

Always be well presented, persistent, polite, and creative. Use your experience to find businesses in the industry sector and the locations that you are interested in. Then detail the business name, address and any other important points in your job search contact list.

Also have selected a dozen or so, decide whether you will canvass in person, ring for an appointment or write a letter of application. You may set yourself a goal of trying five or six each day. Do some research in the business you’re approaching, show yourself to be knowledgeable and also be prepared.

The Work Experience

Work experience is also an effective job search tool. It is also an opportunity to learn and develop new skills, so that you will get to know a potential employer and become known by them. An opportunity to experience a job and see if it suits you, to obtain some current references; and
help you to get back into the swing of working if you have been out of work for a while. Some of the jobseekers doing work experience have ended up being offered a job by the employer. They always value their time and attention in their business. Work experience employers can also make good referees. On the recent experience there is also a valuable addition to your resume.

Interview

Successful in interview is another way for you hoping for an appointment letter for the job, some interviews might also require you to do a presentation. But make sure you have the appropriate attire when appearing there.  

Follow up after the interview

You can follow up the employer after an interview or even after submitting your application, is something many job seekers are reluctant to do because they think it could be viewed as pestering.  However, if done professionally, following up can demonstrate your interest. If the organization has requested “no calls” or “no emails,” follow their instructions.

Negotiate Salary

You may want to create a list of pros and cons to help you determine if the job is a good fit for what you want to be doing.

When you are ready to start, remember to do what you need to do to stay hired and make sure you are prepared to be a successful professional at the workplace.

This Article was Written By Lalaservice