You might not recognize it yet but job hunting is a serious business. Here are tips on how you can have a full-time job search:
1. Apply for the right job
Pretty easy, isn’t it? But the truth is, a lot of people spend time just applying for a job not the job that suites them. A number of individuals tend to apply on any job without considering whether their qualifications fit the job or not.
It is important that you set yourself for success by setting goals and targets. Always ensure that the position you’re applying for fits you. Just keep applying.
2. Customize your resume
Never make the mistake of submitting a generic-made resume. This will eventually ruin your career and your chance of obtaining the job that you wanted. Since you have ample time to work on your resume, make sure that it fits the job or position you are applying for. Customize it and make sure you include keywords and phrases that are relevant to the position being applied for.
3. Improve your online presence
Once your resume reaches the hands of a hiring manager or recruiter, he or she will evaluate your document. Afterwards, it is but natural that they will search for your name online.
As such, it is important that you clean up any “online trash” that you may have left. This may take the form of your Facebook photos showing you puking or having passed out after a Friday night’s drink or inappropriate posts that you have on your account. Thus, you need to ensure that these are only visible to “selected people” and not to your prospective employers.
You can also start creating a blog where you can practice your writing skills and use your knowledge about your chosen field. This gets to show hiring managers that you have the certain know-how in the field.
4. Work on your connections
Start building your contact networks. This way you will have the right connections with the right people, in the right field. Remember, connections can do wonders for your career.
5. Make technology “work” for you
It’s time to get those Facebook and Twitter accounts working for you. Use them to your advantage by ensuring that people know what you’re up to these days and what you need. Both social media tools can get you connected with a number of individuals.