A Handful of Tips 49 – Job Hunting
Five of the best tips when job hunting
Looking for a new job is not easy and it should be tackled logically and professionally. Make it a learning experience.
1. Build strong networks
Contacts are important when looking for work.
It is not what you know but who you know that often gets you a new job. Join social and sporting groups to get known.
2. Focus on friends and supporters
Approach friends, old school mates and relatives and renew contacts with others who could help. Ask them if they know of any suitable job vacancies and if they could look out for a job for you.
3. Emphasise your achievements
Stack your resume with your achievements.
List your academic achievements, your work experiences and your non-work achievements. Don’t forget your sporting successes, offices you have held in clubs, and roles in music, drama and educational groups.
Organisations look for reliable people who can get things done.
4. Get listed with several employment agencies
Visit recruitment agencies to enquire about vacancies. Dress well and leave a quality resume.
5. Create your own work
If no suitable jobs are available consider training for a new career. Learning a new skill can be stimulating and rewarding.
What are your interests and hobbies? Use your skills to set up your own business and start working from home.
Seek work overseas in a new country. Often you can get your foot in the door by working in a voluntary organisation.
There are many possibilities if you show a little initiative.
“No bees – no honey
No work – no money!”
Source: No Job! What Now? Published by Moss Associates Ltd, Cengage Learning Asia also available as an e-book from Amazon.com and VitalSource.