Struggling to find a great job in a bad economy? To be a successful job seeker in this climate, try any (or all) of these feasible tips as it could be the first step towards gaining an edge over the rest in today’s cluttered job environment.
Given the present environment, individuals tend to be skeptical about their job prospects, which is not surprising. While the fear of not being able to find again is experienced by momentarily unemployed people, students who have just graduated go through the apprehension of having opted for the wrong area of specialization. The laid off employees and fresh graduates are highly stressed and uncertain about when things will improve. The loss of a job gives rise to a host of emotions that include confusion, despair and loss of self confidence. But then, one has to move on and start looking for newer avenues and make the best of the situation.
Experts suggest that it is how you go about finding the right job that matters. One needs to be more creative and think beyond the ordinary at these times, to have an upper hand while job hunting. First plan and manage a successful job search campaign. Secondly, part time jobs should be taken up gladly to fill the resume gaps. A laid off employee needs to be constantly optimistic about his/her future prospects and enthusiastically look for job openings without a pessimistic attitude. Some few suggestions: (1) your CV should be updated properly and critically analyzed. There is no room for spelling and grammatical mistakes, which are often found (2) proper details of the last assignment should be mentioned and the success achieved therein. A learning outsourcing organization points out that one should look at contract assignments in the short term till something more permanent is obtained; the objective being to remain engaged and active till the situation improves. Improving your online social networking skills reading blogs, asking friends about job openings at their workplaces are a few methods of job hunting.
There is always light at the end of the tunnel. However, the road towards the tunnel may not be devoid of roadblocks. But a little optimism can make all the difference.
The most important part to job hunting after you have been laid off is the treat the after lay off period as a job. Since you are no longer working you have the time to dedicate to your job hunt. If you spent seven hours a day working, you should spend seen hours a day looking for a job too.
Research job openings in the niche that you would like to work in:
Job hunting is a numbers game. Of the jobs that you apply to, the odds are that possibly 10 percent of them will call you in for an interview. To increase your odds of getting an interview after you have been laid off, you have to make sure that you continuously apply to jobs throughout the time that you are laid off.
Candidates should look out for new companies and budding entrepreneurs who are trying to set up businesses. It is during such trying times that we see a lot of innovative products being conceived. If the company’s prospect looks good, candidates should consider joining it (at low salaries, if required).
Check our government advertisements. During recession, the government starts various research and infrastructure based projects as measure to increase employment opportunities.
Job seekers should also focus on SMEs for employment as these companies keep on floating trainee positions in various departments.
With the internet gathering momentum and social sites turning into networking hubs, it is imperative for job seekers to have a presence online.