Job Search 2018 – Best Practices
Sometimes it’s not a hard job to write an outstanding resume 2018, even more if you are already in and know a bit more that others do. It was not a problem for you to do that. You wrote it, polished it and start applying process. BUT seems like it does not bring you results you expected to get. And you start nervous about it. You start thinking about what exactly you did wrong and why nobody don’t call you back..
Anyway, this situation should not let you down. You need to be positive and understand that soon or later they will call and invite you for an interview. AND once they would do that, you need to be 100% prepared for that. You should think clear and without any rush. Interesting fact is that nobody is ready for that and today we would like to share with you some advices on how to improve your job search process and be the winner here. And here we go..
What job search tips 2018 are better to follow
You need to be prepared for any situation. The most often problem of the job seekers who are in an active or passive job search – they are not prepared for an extraordinary situations. What situation it could be? Hiring manager is calling you and asking to provide a resume, because he/she would like to show it to you featured manager. Do you have your resume already written and polished? What else you need to have to make your job searching process easier? For example, do you have a separate e-mail address, which you are going to use only for job searching activities? If not, you need to think about it.
Keep your resume updated. Let’s try imagine next situation: you are employed, everything seems nice and you are not considering different opportunities..BUT suddenly, something goes wrong and you have 2-3 weeks to find a new job. Where each employer start, when occurs such situation? Right near his or her resume, trying to understand what to improve or to add. And it’s not about you, because even everything goes smooth at your current place of work, you still keep your resume updates. Because you would not have enough time to do that, when you would face such situation.
Stop wasting time. Some candidates are waiting till something would happen and somebody will invite them for a job interview. NO..it’s not a magic and you could wait till somebody would even call for ages. Instead of that, you need to act. Start searching a job websites, do some researches about your experience and professional level. If you are really good specialist, remember to change an employment status in your linkedIn profile. Don’t just sit, do something to get a value.
Don’t reject a help. If you see, that you face some problems..and you could understand that, if you brought all efforts during three months and did not achieve any result. And nobody even get you a call, it’s a good idea to ask for help. You could write to a recruitment agency and offer them you candidacy, maybe they have some interesting opportunities according to your professional profile.
Tailor your resume. What do you know about a well tailored resume? Heh, seems like nothing, if you never tried it and don’t know how well it works. Let’s try to imagine a common situation, when an average job seeker is applying for a different positions using the only one resume template he/she prepared. What are their chances? You could say – depends on the position they would like to have and applied for. Quite middle we would say. BUT now let’s try to imagine a candidate, who wrote 5-7 resumes and each was tailored for a specific position. It means that you have much more chances to be considered, because your resume is what exactly HR would like to see. SO, use some resumes and tailor them for a different positions.
Find a good resume samples. Sometimes, you need to look at some resume 2018 samples written by a professional resume writers. The truth is that you need to see how other resume writers create a professional resumes and find out something new for new. Just have a look some samples, maybe you will understand that your resume miss something and it’s better to get something new.
Job search platforms or websites. It’s a really good opportunities for those candidates, who would like to get a quick response and save their time. If you feel that your resume is good enough and your chances are quite good enough – it’s a good idea to scan a job search platforms for a reliable job ads. Anyway, if you could not find a job you are looking for at the moment – you could set up a job alert and wait a bit till the desired position will be placed. Easy and good solution.
Recommendations. Are there any friends or ex-colleagues could recommend you for some positions? Do you have such friends? We do believe that you have some good connections, which are ready to help you and all you need to do – is to remember it!
Professional network. Do you have your LinkedIn profile already created? If not, it’s a good time to think about it. Share your professional connections with other specialists and they would share their with you. Build your professional network to find out new opportunities for a professional growth and for a new job.
Never give up. You need to remember that to find a good job, really GOOD job – is not an easy task you need to solve. And only those, who are doing everything to get the job they dream on will win! And we believe you are going to be one of such lucky candidates.