- Business and Employment
Looking for jobs
can be difficult if you're looking for the wrong thing.
Looking for jobs can be difficult if you are looking for the wrong job or looking in the wrong place. I know for a fact since I have applied for jobs almost everywhere you can think of. Here are a few things I have learned that might help you out in the future:
1. Spellcheck your resume! I know I have had to do that so many times before submitting a resume to any employer. It makes employers respect you more as a person who is educated.
2.. Have your resume proofread by a teacher/experienced coworker. Chances are, they will give you good suggestions as to how to go about setting up your resume.
3. When applying for a job whether it be online or in person, make sure you have the qualifications and credentials that the company is looking for. They know you want the job, otherwise why would you be there applying? If you have the qualifications and credentials, more than likely you will be considered for an interview for that position.
4. Dress professionally. I have been to job interviews where I see people unprofessionally dressed. That is a definite no-no. It doesn't matter whether you are going to be working in a fast food place or a corporate office. When you go into an interview, you should be professionally dressed. Most employers will be impressed and WANT you to have the job. It also shows respect.
5. Don't be nervous. When you are nervous, employers think that you don't have those qualifications or credentials for the job. Also, if you show that you are not nervous, employers will be able to see the real you, and they like that. They want to see the real person that they might be hiring for that position.
6. Drink a couple sips of water before going in to your interview. If you do so, you will be able to talk more freely even if you are nervous. A lot of the time, interviewers will ask you to tell them about yourself, so you don't want that dry mouth in the way.
7. If you find that you are nervous while waiting for an interview, take a handkerchief or tissue with you and keep it in your purse/wallet. Just before going in, wipe your hands so that when you shake hands with your employer, you won't have clammy hands. I am sure the employer would appreciate that very much!
Good luck with your job search! I hope you get that perfect job!