we are sharing few Job search tips which helps job hunting:
Be Prepared Your Self: Have a voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address. Consider getting a separate email ID to use for your job search, so you can stay organized. Put your cell phone number on your resume so you can follow up in a timely manner. This job searching toolkit will help you get everything you need set for your job search.
Be Prepared to face that more Than You Prepared: Always have an up-to-date C.V(resume) ready to send - even if you are not currently looking for work. You never know when an opportunity that is too good to pass up might come along.
Don't Wait for Unemployment benefits: If you are laid-off, file for unemployment benefit right away. You will most likely be able to file online or by phone. Waiting could delay your benefits check.
Use Job Search Engines: Search the job search engines. Use the job search engine sites to search the major job boards, company sites, associations, and other sites with job postings for you - fast. You will be able to search all the jobs posted online in one step.
Jobs by Email. Let the jobs come to you. Use job alerts to sign up and receive job listings by email. All the major job sites have search agents and some websites and apps specialize in sending announcements.
Time Savers. Strapped for time? Consider getting professional help writing or editing your resume.
Keep References Ready: Have a list of three references including name, job title, company, phone number and email address ready to give to interviewers. Print a copy of your reference list and bring it with you to interviews. Here's how to create a list of references.
Use Your own Network: Be cognizant of the fact that many, if not most, job openings aren't advertised. Tell everyone you know that you are looking for work. Ask if they can help.
Get Social. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter can be a good way to get job listings before they are listed elsewhere. Plus, you can promote your candidacy using the social media tools that are readily available for free for job seekers and companies are increasingly using social media for recruiting.
Don't Stop. Don't limit your job searching to the top sites like 'Naukri' or 'shine' jobs. Check the smaller niche sites that focus on a particular geographic location or career field and you will find plenty of job listings. Networking works, too. Tap into your network of contacts to see who might be able to help you with job leads or a referral.
A few simple tips about writing better cover letters and resumes or choosing the right words when networking, can enormously affect your life for the better. Graduates usually know they should clean up their Facebook profiles and join LinkedIn, but there's a lot more to having a savvy online presence and positioning yourself for the job you want.
Here are few tips related to technology, job search sites, and networking online, that will steer you toward greater success in your jobs search, at a new job, and hopefully through your professional life.
Tailor your cover letters and resumes for each job. Many graduates know they should write a unique cover letter for each job application, but you should also write an original resume that speaks to the position and employer, too. For details on how exactly to do this, see my complete article on tips for resumes and cover letters.
Look for jobs in four online places. There are four primary places you should be looking for jobs online:
- general job websites, such as LinkedIn and CareerBuilder,
- field-specific job websites, meaning sites that cater to your area of expertise; for example, JournalismJobs.com for journalists,
- location-specific job sites; for example, practically everyone in the San Francisco Bay area posts on Craigslist.org, even if they also post to other sites, and
- social networks, which may also include email.
Look broadly. You're not going to see great jobs that suit you every single day, so the wider you cast your net, the better. See also the 10best job search websites.
3. Be organized in searching for a job. To effectively plaster your resume every place it would count, you'll need a very organized approach so that you're not applying to the same position twice or otherwise emailing the same few people repeatedly. I've written an entire article devoted to managing an online job search that contains a lot of specific how-tos and tips.
4. Show your interests without sounding desperate (i.e., network!). Use social networks to tell everyone you know about what your strikes your interest, as well as your skills and areas of expertise. Tell them how interesting and valuable you are without sounding desperate for a job, which is a real turn-off. Post about topics that genuinely interest you, and share why. Follow up with comments along the lines of, "That kind of thing would be an ideal career for me. I'd love to learn how to get my foot in the door!" People will bite. Use those connections, and again, try to not come off as desperate. Sound curious to learn. And be concise.
5. Use one email address. It's crucial that you have one professional email address that you use for all your job hunting, networking, and other professional outreach. It should be a professional-sounding address made up of your name or some very simple variation of your name and initials. Don't include a city abbreviation, year of birth, or university affiliation in your email address. You don't want the address to be outdated or give away information about yourself that could be a point of discrimination.
6. Clean up your social media accounts. Take some time to clean up your social networks so that you're presenting professional online profiles. One tool that can help is Facewash, which scours your Facebook account for naughty language, and lets you search your Facebook account for any terms that you might deem worrisome while job-hunting so that you can edit or delete them. See these other tips on how to clean up Facebook, too. There are many applicants for most open positions, and hiring managers are looking for easy ways to disqualify applicants: don't give them one.
7. Speak the language of your industry. One huge, but little discussed, reason networking online can be of service is it teaches you to speak in the same language and tone as the people in your industry. Some fields still value professionalism above all else, but in other industries, a more casual conversational tone will get you farther, faster. I used to work as a writer and editor in the video game development industry, where overly formal emails got tossed the moment the words "sir or ma'am" came into view. Using the wrong tone in a cover letter could be what causes your application to go into the pile of rejects. It's a tough gray area to negotiate, but the more contacts you make in the industry and the more professional communication you have with them, the better you'll be able to choose your words. The same holds true for dressing appropriately for a job interview. Not all industries want to see a suit and tie anymore. The more contacts you make, the more people you can ask for industry- or company-specific advice.
8. Write down your goals. A beautiful aspect of technology is it makes it easy to review notes, update them, and review your changes and progress along the way. That's all extremely helpful when your notes are goals, things you want to accomplish. When people write on physical paper, they often toss their notes or forget that they wrote them in the first place. When you write down your goals and how you plan to achieve them in an electronic space, you can set reminders to review your goals, adjust your objectives, and so forth.
9. When employed, document your workflow. Once you have a new job, an excellent way to make a great impression on your boss and also help yourself get ahead is to spend your downtime documenting your workflow and other procedures in the office.
Online Job Hunting Tips
1. Make time
t least 15 minutes a day
to work on your
resume, update and check online networking profiles
and search job listin
gs. Opportunities come and go
quickly, so you need to be in the game on a daily basis.
2. Get noticed
What better way to impress a recruiter than to have a
professional networking profile
the first search result
for your name? Completing your LinkedI
n profile to
will increase your search ranking and give
3. Be keyword savvy
Make sure your profile is
full of keywords that will attract
a recruiter’s attention. Look through job postings and
LinkedIn profiles that appea
l to you and incorporate
some of the same words or phrases. In addition to job
specific words, include leadership terms
(captain, president) and action words (managed,
4. Reach out
Connect on LinkedIn with everyone you know
family, neighbors, professors, family friends, internship
colleagues and others. Once you’re connected, send
each person a friendly message on LinkedIn, asking if
they would keep an eye out for the particular kind of job
or jobs you’re seeking, or if
they can introduce you to
other helpful contacts.
5. Spread the word
To build your credibility and stay on people’s radar
during your job hunt, regularly update your status on
LinkedIn and other social networks. You might share
links to articles you thi
nk would be relevant to people in
, events you’re attending and good career
6. Get into groups
Beyond connecting to individuals, join LinkedIn groups
related to your alma mater, professional associations,
volunteer organizations and i
ndustries you want to join.
discussion in which you comment is an
opportunity to market yourself to people who might be
hiring, and every group
contains a “Jobs” tab
7. Search high and low
LinkedIn’s job postings don’t just tell you who is h
they tell you how you are personally connected to that
company through your network. Even when you see a
job listed on another site, LinkedIn can help you
research people at that company and tell you how you
are personally connected
No matter where
you look for
jobs, cast a wider net by altering your search terms and
location criteria from time to time.
8. Follow companies
When you see a job you like on another job board, use
LinkedIn as a company research tool. Check out the
LinkedIn Company Page
of any organization where
you’d like to work and click “Follow company.”
organizations activities (
job postings, hires,
announcements) will appear on your homepage and
alert you to potential opportunities.
9. Persist (without pestering)
up messages through LinkedIn can help
you stand out from other candidates. Every time you
send someone a message through LinkedIn, the
recruiter or hiring manager can easily click over to your
profile and check out your credentials
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5. Keep your spirits up
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