Faster Ways to Get a New Job

By | October 4, 2017
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If you hope to keep increasing your income and grow your career faster, you always need to be on the lookout for a JOB. This is because nobody gets a Job as soon as they ask for one these days. You have to be deliberate in your search and preparation for one.
Here are ten steps you can take to find a new job faster and position your self better for it.

1) Find the Top Sites where Jobs are listed.
There are thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of Job Listing Sites on the Internet. It can be a stressful task finding them. However, a simple Google Search would get this done for you better.  Pick just 5 of the top Job Listing Sites in your own country and subscribe to their Newsletter. Make sure you use a functional email; the one you check at least once a day.
You could also visit the official website of a recruiting firm and apply as a candidate to be considered if any Job openes.
2) Filter Your Job Search.
When searching for Jobs, especially on the internet, be sure to streamline your search to suit you best. Use the job search engines to find jobs by using keywords that match your interests and the location where you want to work. Narrowing your search criteria helps you focus your job search and will give you more relevant job listings to review and fewer non-relevant job listings to weed out. If you have too many unnecessary Job adverts bombarding your mail, you might end up missing out on the most important ones. So keep it filtered.

3) Create/Update your Professional Profile.
Create your profile on top professional Networking Sites like LinkedIn. An up-to-date profile that portrays you in a professional way will provide recruiters, employers, and contacts with a strong positive impression of you as a candidate they should be interested in.
After creating a profiles on networking sites, start using them. Connect with everyone you know, because you never know which contact may be able to help you with your job search or put you in touch with someone who can. If you’re a University graduate, check out groups and associations available for alumni of your university to network. If you are already working in a professional line, you should join professional associations. This will be another good networking avenue.
4) Target your Resume or Cover Letter
Employers want to know that you have the skills they are looking for. It is important that you show them even before meeting them in person. Take your time, write a Targeted Cover Letter or Resume that specifically link your qualifications to the hiring criteria for the jobs you are applying for.
Don’t put in skills that are not directly needed for the Job you are applying for. And if you must, put them at the end of the list.
The hiring manager should be able to see, at a glance, why and how you are qualified for the job. You’ll have a much better chance of getting an interview this way.

5) Prepare for the Interview.
Once you have applied for a Job, you should start preparing immediatwely. Taking time, in advance, to prepare for an interview will help you succeed. Many interviewers may not give long notice. Hence, the time between the interview day and the notice might be too short for a proper preparation. The more prepared you are, the less stressful it will be.
Research the company before you go for the interview, dress approximately, practice how to answer questions, and make a concerted effort to impress the interviewer with your experience, confidence, and expertise.
6) Follow Up
Everyone likes to be appreciated, and a quick email or note thanking the interviewer for his or her time will give you another opportunity to make a good impression.

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