Job Search, Job Hunting Tips, and Articles.
Job hunting, job seeking, or job search is the active process of looking for employment, due to unemployment or seeking new position apart from a current position.
The immediate goal of job seeking is usually to obtain a job interview with an employer which may lead to getting hired. The job seeker typically looks for job vacancies or employment opportunities.
What are Job hunting Steps?
(a). Locating jobs.
The most common ways of locating jobs during job search are:
* Finding a job through a friend or an extended business network, personal network, or online social network service
* Using an employment website
* Looking through the classifieds in newspapers
* Using a private or public employment agency or recruiter
* Looking on a company's web site for open jobs.
* Going to a job fair
* Using professional guidance such as outplacement services that give training in writing a CV, applying for jobs and how to be successful at interview is a good job search approach.
(b). Doing background research on potential employer.
Many job searchers research the employers to which they are applying, and some employers see evidence of this as a positive sign of enthusiasm for the position or the company, or as a mark of thoroughness.
Information collected might include open positions, full name, locations, web site, business description, year established, revenues, number of employees, stock price if public, name of chief executive officer, major products or services, major competitors, and strengths and weaknesses.
(c). Career Networking.
Contacting as many people as possible is a highly effective way to find a job. More than half of all people employed do get their jobs through networking.
Job seekers need to begin to pay more attention to what employers and recruiters find when they do their pre-interview information gathering about applicants.
(d). Applying for the Job
This is the point where after establishing a vaccancy where one feels they can fit, they formally do apply for the position. This is done through the Cover letter and the CV.
Job application may be through a website, emailing or mailing in a hard copy of your CV to a prospective employer. It is generally recommended that CV be brief, organized, concise, and targeted to the position being sought.
Here we shall look at Cover letters: How it should look like, what information to include and what not to include, as the first selling point what do you say to increase the chances of your interview call up.
We also look at CV: What are the dos' and the don'ts', what should be the layout of the CV, what experiences do you include in CV, how do u go about previous employer? Do you start with employment history and experiences or with academic achievements and qualifications?
(e). Attending and Passing Job Interview.
Once an employer has received your CV, they will make a list of potential employees to be interviewed based on the CVs and any other information contributed.
During the interview process, interviewers generally look for persons who they believe will be best for the job and work environment. The interview may occur in several rounds until the interviewer is satisfied and offers the job to the applicant.
See this section that is dealing with job interviews here.
(f). Getting Onboard
New employees begin their onboarding into new organizations even before their first contact with potential employers.
While the best employers will invest in accommodating, assimilating and accelerating new employees, those joining firms that don't should take charge of their own onboarding, doing their best to get a head start before their start, manage their messages, and help others deliver results after they start.
Here let's look at this areas in the following articles more deeply:
* 3 Crucial job search preparation tips.
* 9 steps to planning a Career after college.
* Accepting job offer, what does it involve?
* How do I overcome Job Loss?
* Cover Letter writing tips.
* CV Layout. How do your structure the CV?
* 8 new job risks to worry about
* What to Avoid in CV
* What do you include in CV
* 7 reasons why you keep getting wrong job.
* 10 Career builder tips, advice and strategies for growth.
* 18 Key success factors you must have.
* Great job and career networking tips.
* 10 networking solutions for a reluctant network.
* 9 Job Search Experiences I have gathered over the years
* 5 job search tips that will land you the dream job.
* 7 Radical Job Search Tips.
* 3 Crucial job search preparation tips.
* Stating the Expected Salary in cover letter
* Salary Negotiation Tips
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