Find a job
You feel you are ready to work. You are tired of sitting at home. You need money. Different people have different motivation for thinking about finding a job. So, should you start sending around your CVs and cover letters hoping that one of your attempts will be a success? Or should you prepare yourself and increase your chances to get employed?
- Networking is a powerful way to get information about your industry from within, know other professionals and let people know about you. Networking preparation is important, especially at the beginning. Have you "30 second elevator pitch" ready.
- Stay approachable and do not be shy to talk to others about your plans and intentions regarding your career. They may have and want to share some information of high relevance to you.
- Be smart about your CV and cover letter. Learn about a company you are applying to. Tailor your application to show that you meet all selection criteria, did your research and are truly interested in working for that company.
- Once you submit an application, be ready for a phone interview. Keep your application and description of the position. Recruiter or employer may call any time during selection process and the least you want is to make a negative first impression.
- When invited for an interview, be ready to answer 6 types of questions: biographical questions, motivational questions, behavioural/competency questions, strengths-based questions, hypothetical questions, and technical questions. Do not forget to send a short thank-you letter after an interview (2-4 hours after it finishes).
- And finally, stay positive about the process. There is no good in doubting yourself or blaming others. Take job searching process as your temporary work project and certainly have time for yourself.
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