Having the correct keywords can be the determining factor that get you found or not, if they don’t know you exist how can you get the job?
To make sure your dream job inst really a nightmare, you are going to have to do some research on the company you have had your eyes on. The research you do now into your potential employer will pay off 3 times over during the interview. Any newly acquired knowledge about the company can be used during the interview, just be sure tie it into your skills and why you are the model applicant for the job.
An interview is classically seen as a crucial step in the procedure of getting a job. Its always good to have proper interviewee etiquette. Where you are asked questions about your knowledge, experience, and get a chance to show off your personality. Yes the main purpose of the interview is to see if you are a good fit for the company, from the company’s point of view, but this is also the best time to see if the company is the right fit for YOU. Half of your day will be spent at work, on a daily/weekly basis, and it is definitely a good idea to find out what type of people you are going to be working around for such a long time. Working with a good boss is a pleasure for any employee.
So many people forget that the first contact a job seeker will have with a hiring company is a member of the HR department. More often than you would think job seekers view HR members as an annoyance and simply an obstacle between them and the hiring manager. Many handle the phone interview or meeting with an HR representative apathetically. This is a big No-no, always remember that first impressions are everything and you don’t want to shoot yourself in the foot before you even set it through the door.
Even a gifted sales person who can effortlessly sell anything can also struggle with self promotion. Some struggle with self-promotion because for some reason or another they can’t objectively see the skills and value they bring to the table. First you need to identify your strengths and weaknesses so you know what aspects of yourself you need to talk about as well as stay away from, then and only then can you promote yourself accurately, confidently and professionally without coming across as arrogant.
When applying for a new career/job it is always important to keep in mind that there are tens if not hundreds of people applying for that same position you are applying for. So it is crucial to make sure that your résumé has no grammatical errors (trust me it happens more than you think) AND it stands out from the crowd, to really catch the readers eye.
A job search could be a process that is long and drawn out, testing your mental fortitude. One may be unemployed or just no longer interested in your current job and itching to leave. Changing your search language and prospective can have a positive mental impact on your outlook. Removing the feeling of desperation from the process of a search for a new career opportunity puts you in control with power, confidence and optimism throughout the process.