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Tips for Job Seekers (That actually work!)

 

We have all been in the position of searching for a job at some point in our lives. It can be an incredibly stressful and time-consuming task. Does this sound familiar? If so, this blog post is going to be all about giving you the best tips and tricks that will help you find the perfect job.

A great resume is the first step to attracting the attention of an employer. To start your job search, you will need to create something that stands out! Check out the website called “Canva.” It provides you with lots of great templates to create an eye catching and impressive looking resume. Having a professional-looking resume will catch the employer’s eye. Once you have finished your resume, you can move on to the next steps.

A quick but extremely effective way to look more professional is to include a professional email address on your resume. Attempt to make your email short and basic, using only your first and last name. Sometimes, less is more! Make sure your voicemail on your phone is professional in addition to the email.

A potential employer may get a better sense of you and a visual when you hand them your resume in person. It is a good idea to call them in advance to find out whether they are comfortable with you showing up in person and to find out what time works best for them. You do not want to bother businesses because they can be extremely busy at certain times. You want to make sure you are showing up at a suitable time. This tactic can be helpful when looking for employment. Check to see if you may submit a physical application when you find a job that interests you.

Another recommendation is to fix your online presence. In today’s world, employers will frequently go on social media to look you up and get an idea of who you are. All your information (good and bad) could be public. You want to have your social life private and look professional to the public eye. Anything controversial is something to keep private and may hinder you from getting interviews.

You can find tons of free courses online to help you advance your knowledge and abilities in a variety of fields after you have a general notion of the careers you are interested in. Adding these new skills to your resume can help you stand out to employers.

Some businesses will not advertise their job openings on sites like Indeed since they have their own job boards on their websites. Try browsing directly to their websites if you have a certain employer in mind. They often publish jobs there that are not advertised anywhere else. Additionally, you may create an account to receive notifications when new listings become available, so you don’t miss out.

Even though looking for a job requires a lot of effort and time, by using these ideas, you will be able to stand out from the competition. Be confident and do not get discouraged, good things take time!

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