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With today's competitive market the more versatile and marketable skills you have the better chance you will have to win that job. This wasn't necessarily the case a decade ago. Focus on what you can do instead of what you can't do.
Tips to help you find a job in 2017
When it comes to searching for a job, there are things you can do to improve your chances of gaining employment.
1) Learn from 2016. Look back at 2016. Did you apply for jobs? Did you get interviews? Were you offered a job? What is one thing you could have done differently that may have helped you gain employment? Learn from you successes and mistakes in 2016.
2) Write a clean Resume - Interviewers focus that what you write in your Resume. This is their first impression of you. Using a chronological Resume, putting your name and contact information at the top being sure to have your name in bold. The length of your resume will depend on the number of years’ experience you have. Be sure not to add so much information that it becomes distracting. The Resume should be easy to read and pleasing to the eye. Use keywords from the job posting in your resume because a lot of companies use online recruitment tools to look through resumes. Tailor your Resume to the specific position you are applying for. Don’t list your hobbies on your Resume. Employers are interested in skills that related to the job and aren’t interested in your hobbies. There is no need to list references on a Resume. If it is needed they will ask for it. Be sure to get permission from those you want to list as references. One thing that can cause managers to not take your resume seriously is misspelled words and poor grammar. If you want your resume to be taken seriously then you have to be serious when you write it.
3) The Interview – Remember that your first impression is your last impression. Make sure you are clean and properly dressed for the job
interview. Be punctual. If you are late for the interview they may assume you will be late for the job. Make eye contact. Remember, the interviewer is watching your body language and this includes eye contact which shows how confident you are. Have questions for the interviewer prepared in advance that you can ask at the end of the interview. It shows that you are interested in the job and sincere.
4) Follow up on all applications – One of the most important things you can do after a job interview is to follow up. This shows that your interest in the position and gives you a chance to thank the interviewer for taking the time to meet with you. You can follow up by sending a personal thank you note. This should be sent within 24 hours of the interview. You can use this follow up as a way to reiterate your interest in the job and company.
Try to make 2017 your best year and do your best to stand out!
10 Essential Tips for Writing Resumes
- Make an individualized resume for each job type for which you apply.
- Know something about the job for which you are applying. Avoid making mistakes on your resume which might cost you the job opportunity. Research the job or job type or visit the jobsite if possible.
- Include information such as training, certification, and education which relates only to the specific job type and sets you apart from other applicants.
- Include the job title for which you are implying in your objective. Avoid general or generic objectives such as statements that you “wish to use your skills…”
- Include your contact information (cell phone number and email address).
- Avoid including references in your resume. Take them with you to the interview or provide them if requested.
- Make your resume ONLY one page long. Interviewers may not have time to read more than that.
- Include key words. Potential employers scan resumes for key words.
- Avoid being negative. Refrain from stating or implying negative things about yourself, other people, or past experience.
- Make your resume have a presence that the employer will remember. Use a clean format and font which can be read easily and quickly. Pictures should be left off resumes unless requested.