Tips for Job Search

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  1. georgedutch

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    Be Prepared. Have a telephone answering machine or voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address
    Be More Than Prepared. Always have an up-to-date resume ready to send - even if you are not currently looking for work.
    Don't Wait. If you are laid-off, file for unemployment benefits right away
    Get Help. Utilize free or inexpensive services that provide career counseling and job search assistance such as college career offices, state Department of Labor offices or your local public library.
    Create Your Own Templates. Have copies of your resume and cover letter ready to edit.
    Use Job Search Engines. Search the job search engines. Use the job search engine sites to search the major job banks, company sites, associations, and other sites with job postings for you.
    Jobs by Email. Let the jobs come to you. Use job search agents to sign up and receive job listings by email. All the major job sites have search agents and some web sites specialize in sending announcements.
    Time Savers. Strapped for time? Consider getting help writing or editing your resume. Resume posting services that post your resume to multiple job sites at once can save hours of data entry.
     
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    And be sure to research first on the company before applying. Use the power of the internet.
    This will ensure you that they don't ahve any bad reputations around.
     
  3. Fergal

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    Great tips there George, thanks for sharing them with us. Unfortunately, in the current economic times, there are lots of people who could benefit greatly from tips that help them deal with unemployment and to get a job.
     
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    You can try to use online jobs to start your career. Freelancing jobs might help too.
     
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    Don't come 30 earlier than the interview otherwise it will sound like you're not busy (don't come late either because it would be worst)

    Try to avoid using false description about yourself because your interviewer will notice you're lying in no time, be natural and show you are confortable...

    P.S : if you don't find any work, you should try the 'make money from home opportunities'
     
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    thanks for sharing tips but tell me that naukri.com or monster.co helps to get a good job? can you recommend some tips to make resume more effective or suitable for getting a good job..
     
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    Thanks for your tips.
    These are quite import when we are trying to find a job.
     
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    In searching for a job you should look for something that is very suited on you. Under the qualifications, you should possess all of it. Be prepared, presentable, and relax.
     
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    There are two ways to get the job. One is you can send online application and other one you can post the job application
     
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    Additional tips for job search. Hope this will help you .

    1) Be patient!
    Keep calm and remind yourself that if you keep trying hard, you will eventually get the job you want.
    2) Discipline yourself!
    Treat job hunting like a serious job in itself and give it your full work discipline. Carefully plan out how you will use your time and stick to your schedule.
    3) Don't wait for the job to come to you -- GO GET IT!
    Going to a company and talking to people (especially the boss) is one of the most effective ways to get a job.
    4) Pack your schedule!
    The average job hunter may visit 10 – 70 companies before getting a job. It’s a numbers game: the more people you see, the sooner you will get the job you want.
    5) Where's the growth?
    Knowing the job market means knowing who is hiring.
    6) Network, Network, Network!
    Don’t ask people for jobs directly; ask for their help and advice. Build a network digitally as well as verbally and use email, fax, and Web sites to help connect you to your “helpers”.
    7) Visit the Institutions!
    Extend your network to the larger society.
    Cool Hit the Books, Again!
    Keep your professional skills sharp while job hunting.
    Develop a portfolio of your best work for all the interviews you will receive from your job hunting efforts.
    9) Be Flexible about What Job You Will Take!
    Be flexible about what you will take, and you may find more opportunities within that job.
    10) Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket.
    Keep your career plans flexible so that you have a chance to grow in several directions and not in just one.
     
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    Hi,
    creat you own templates & copy of your resume.
     
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    Update daily in order to receive daily updates from the job sites
     
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    What do I need to update daily? Can you please be precise?
     
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    1. Choose Job Sites Carefully
    2. Refine Your Job Search
    3. Set up Email Job Alerts
    4. Keep it Focused!
    5. Watch Out for Scam Job Listings
    6. Write a Customized Cover Letter
    7. Post Your Resume
    8. Clean Up Your Act
    9. Do Your Research
    10. Know Your Salary
     
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    Here are some tips must be mantained whie searching a job over here.
    1) Be patient!
    2) Discipline yourself!
    3) Don't wait for the job to come to you -- GO GET IT!
    4) Pack your schedule!
    5) Where's the growth?
    6) Network, Network, Network!
    7) Visit the Institutions!
    8. Clean Up Your Act
    9) Be Flexible about What Job You Will Take!
    10) Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket.
    11)Choose Job Sites Carefully
     
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    Be Prepared. Have a telephone answering machine or voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address. Put your cell phone number on your resume so you can follow up in a timely manner.
     
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    • Get a professional email address.
    • Google yourself (blog your email address, telephone number and address )
    • Add your email address to your CV or resume.
    • Start blogging.
    • Register on online job sites.
    • Use social networking sites to your advantage.
    • Create more Network(organisations and clubs contacts).
    • Specialize - Become a Subject Matter Expert.
    • Lead from your strengths.
    • Mitigate your weaknesses.
     
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    Top 5 Things About Job Searches:
    1) Education matters. But experience matters more.
    2) Never be hopeless.
    3) Your reputation is now on a piece of paper.
    4) Be patient and you will be rewarded.
    5) You need to build your connections.
     
  19. jhonstwewart

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    Have a telephone answering machine or voice mail system in place and sign-up for a professional sounding email address. Put your cell phone number on your resume of and cover letter ready to edit. That way you can change the content to match the your resume . Instead of simply posting your résumé on a Web site.
     
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    What I have found useful is to have a letter of motivation attached to my resume and ever since I started having a tailor made resume for each job, the responses increased.
     

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