As we know, job hunting could be very daunting most of the times. Consequently, here we provide you with useful information and recommendations to carry out a successful job search. Nowadays many large companies headquartered throughout the nation publish interesting job opportunities, however, there are other ways to know more about job postings. Major sources of job postings are as follows:
- Professional associations
- Federal Government
- Internet resources
- Community agencies
- Labor unions
- State employment service offices
- Employment agencies
- Career consultants
- Personal contacts
- Classified ads (local and national newspapers)
The recruitment sites of larger companies (for instance, for insurance jobs in the UK, research on the Direct Line Group site)
Use a method for your job search
Additionally, you should plan in advance how you are going to do your whole job search, that is to say use a method. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, using more than one job search method is the fast-track for getting a job. For instance, make sure you have a solid network of professional contacts, because they can contact you if there is an available post at their workplace. Moreover, they can recommend you to the Human Resources manager and get the job interview faster.
Professional associations may help you
On the other hand, professional associations are other successful means of job search, because they usually post job listings, employment information, and educational programs, among others. The Federal Government also help job seekers to find great labor opportunities by means of its Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Add to this, private employment agencies can assist you in the whole job search process from resume templates to job interview recommendations.
You should have a well-written resume
If you are about to apply for a job, you should already have a well-written resume accompanied with cover letter. Consequently, gather all your information (educational background, work experience, and reference) then draft your resume in a no more than two pages. Keep it concise and highlight technical skills related to the job description. Avoid common mistakes in your resume such as grammar, spelling, typos and exaggerated font sizes. It is far preferable to asking a counselor or a friend of yours to proofread you document before submitting to the company.
Regarding cover letters are also important
Regarding cover letters, these documents must be the introduction of a job applicant’s resume, consequently, attracts potential employers’ attention. There are some key points that you should include in this document:
- Full name of the person in charge of the recruitment process.
- Motive of your interest in the available post.
- Major qualifications and skills for the job.
- Request for a face-to-face job interview.
- Contact information (personal email and telephone number)
Prepare for the job interview
After submitting your job application, you should prepare for the job interview. If you have a good preparation for the job interview, you will definitely get the job. Finally, before accepting a job proposal, you must take account of the following points:
- Work schedule
- Labor benefits
- Prospects of promotion, etc
Follow these recommendations and we assure you that you will find a job as soon as possible.