Once you’ve applied for a job and hear from the recruiter, it’s time to focus on the next step: the interview.
When you’re offered an interview, don’t necessarily set your mind on wearing a suit for it. This isn’t the 20th century anymore, so the dress code has changed a bit for job interviews. Each company has its own dress code. While some still insist on suits, others go for a more casual attire of jeans and sneakers.
Tip 1: Be organized.
Chances are likely you’re applying to at least ten jobs a week. Given this, your job search plan should be organized as if you’re running your own business. This is accomplished by maintaining records of every job you apply to. In addition, keep record of your usernames and passwords to each jobsite you apply on. Record written notes, phone calls and emails you send out. Since some jobseekers have several resume versions; keep good record of which ones you send to whom. It can be ill-fated to send the wrong resume to the wrong recruiter.
Monster and CareerBuilder are the most popular job search engine sites, yet they can be the worst solutions for employers seeking qualified workers. This is because the more popular a job search site is, the more it attracts unqualified job applicants applying to positions. So, despite applying, if you’re unqualified for a position, you face the possibility of not being called.
Nail this in your brain: the job search help methods of the 20th century no longer work. In the last post The Book of Lists was listed as an innovative new job search help method. There are two other methods that are just as effective in helping jobseekers: Google Adwords and job search engine websites. [...]
Though jobsites such as CareerBuilder and Monster can be part of your job search strategy, you should expand. These sites aren’t bad, but they don’t provide the best job search strategy either. This is because these are mainstream websites that receive hundreds of applicants to one job posting. This makes some good companies not post job openings on these job sites.