Hunting for a job can be quite exhaustive, tiring and stressful. As any search or project needs careful planning, strategy and working, so does job hunting. First, understand that there is a job waiting for you out there. It needs you and you need it. All that needs to be done is that you go out and get it. This means you have to be working on it and you need to work on yourself as well. Also, understand that the jobs that you find in advertisements aren’t the only ones existing. There are plenty more. Follow some reliable methods tried out by successful ajob hunter before you and you will soon be sitting in your office.
A job hunter needs to be on the move and be prepared at all steps
Move it: Just because you have been searching for a job for some time and you have not been able to get one doesn’t mean you sit and get stressed. While you are searching for jobs and sending out applications, spare some time for yourself. Be relaxed. Get moving. Meet up friends, indulge in a hobby, go for dinners with your spouse or family and be happy and cheerful.
Network: There are definitely thousands of jobs that fit your profile but not all are out on job portals or newspapers. So, what do you do? Search. How? Network. Talk to former colleagues, friends or family about such jobs. Attend job fairs. Talk to consultants. If there are seminars or webinars about the field you are in, attend those. Leave your card or contact number with other attendees at such seminars. Research. Find about companies that may have positions that you are interested in. Get contact numbers and just call up. Talk to the HR person and at least see that you can send a resume.
Conquer the interview: If you have got a chance for an interview, make the most of it. Make the best impression you can. Do not be too funny but at the same time, be real and honest. The idea here is to sell yourself. Show interest and be interested. Be a keen listener and ask your questions. You have to be confident about your skills and knowledge and even if you are unaware of certain things, always look as if you are keen to learn. Too much or too less enthusiasm, both are not called for. Be you are but be your best. That’s the key to win the round.