Whether you’re looking for your very first job, switching careers, or re-entering the job market after an extended break, finding a job requires two main tasks: understanding yourself and understanding the job market.
- Manage Your Job Search
Take the time to organize yourself and understand what type of Job yoy are looking for, Is is full time/ part time, Location , Salary, Or its long that you have not changed your job .
- Write a Resume and a suitable Customized Cover Letter
Before you start job hunting, make sure that your resume is as complete and up-to-date as possible. Your resume is an summery of your and your work experience.
Your resume needs to be professional and polished, because if you don’t have a professional resume, your application materials probably won’t get a second glance from a hiring manager.
Make sure your resume has what it takes to make a good impact. Also, when you’re writing cover letters, take the time to customize each letter so the hiring manager can see, at a glance, why you are qualified for the job.
- Jobs Sites
Upload your latest resume in the portals www.naukri.com , www.monster.com, www.timesjobs.com, www.shine.com.
Visit the websites regularly and apply to the joblisting as per your profile.
4.Career Based Social Networking
Use the career based social networking websites for searching / hunting jobs.
Sites like www.facebook.com, www.linkedin.com
- Using Existing Professional Contacts.
Use your personal contacts like your ex boss, ex senior collegue who have joined any organisation where hiring is on or you give a forced application for the post .
- Get Organized
Research different jobs, companies and vacancies
write and send out letters, CVs and application forms,
prepare for and attend interviews
This is all perfectly manageable if you give yourself a daily schedule. Plan the days and times that you are going to work on your job search. Give yourself deadlines for each task.
7.Prepare for Interview
Know How to Give Great Answers to Common Job Interview Questions. You might be asked to describe problems you’ve encountered in the past and how you handled them, or you’ll be given a hypothetical situation and asked what you would do.
They’ll basically want to know how you’ll perform when faced with obstacles in the position you’re interviewing for.
- Dress Code
Dress appropriately to create the right impression during an interview. Dressing for the interview doesn’t necessarily mean putting on crisply-ironed formalwear.
Depending on the company, they may prefer you came in your everyday attire or just wore something that shows you can look nice without overdoing it.
Learn to Read Body Language for a More Successful Interview. It’s especially important that you come of as pleasant and charming right off the bat because many decisions are made on the basis of a first impression.
The most important thing is to avoid negative body language.
- Follow Up
Whether you submit your resume online or hand it over in person, your job is not yet done. Now you must follow up! Hiring managers have a lot on their plate, as do department heads and supervisors for whom hiring is just one small part of what they do. So show your sincere interest in the job by following up with an email or phone call.
If you’ve done an interview with the company, but haven’t heard back from them within the time frame they gave you, then the day after the original time frame expires, follow up with a phone call or email reaffirming your interest in the job, saying politely that you realize the hiring process can take awhile, and inquiring if they could give you an updated timeline on when they will be making a decision.
It’s always important to say thank you after a job interview and after a second interview, as well. Employers think more highly of candidates who take the time to follow up.