Some Reminders to Remember for Job Hunters

FX777222999 By FX777222999, 27th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Some helpful tips on how to get the job you want and analyze the the whole situation before accepting the offer. Be sure always, that you are prepared for.whatever outcome of your job application.

Some Reminders to Remember for Job Hunters

First and foremost, I hated so much about job hunting. When I think of my good old days in college, I dreamt of becoming the most successful person on earth! Today, I can hardly say, “OMG, I don’t know how to behave in front of an interviewer, that’s why, here I am, a writer of the hidden world! Forget that lousy thing, let’s put forward in educating people about interviewing.

Here are some helpful tips for you to learn:

1. Believe in yourself

Nobody’s perfect, but you tread a very fine line between modesty and blowing your own trumpet when you start to talk about your abilities. Ideally, you should be acutely conscious of the areas where your real talents lie, yet equally aware of your weaker areas or the skills you haven’t yet mastered.

Promote your talents by all means. And do avoid running yourself down in interviews, for fear of seeming pushy. Aim for quiet confidence.

2. Choose your moment

Be aware of the office calendar: calling people on weekends (or just before public holiday) to ask about a job is a waste of everyone’s time. So is constantly ringing employers to find out if you’ve got the job. If you’ve very keen and the interview went well, one brief call should make it perfectly clear that you’re enthusiastic and willing to start work soon.

After that, rest assured they’ll contact you quickly if they do want you. And the best time to ring people for job information or advice is midweek, ideally, on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning.

3. Tales out of school

Running down your old boss, former colleagues and previous employers is not likely to endear you to any interviewer. It’s a serious mistake to think that a protracted heart-to-heart talk about how you couldn’t stand the girl in accounts/how much you hated being with co-workers, will protect you as an open-hearted, honest individual who just happened to have been dealt a bad deal.

A potential employer is more likely to think that if you adopted this attitude in your last job, you’re bound to start complaining in the next. Nobody wants to hire a talkative-non-sense-person.

4. A question of balance

Sometimes, the right job will drop into your lap, but you might not recognize it because you’ve pitched your expectations far too high. Everyone wants to find the perfect job with a high salary in a specific field. But flexibility can get you further in the long run.

Maybe the salary isn’t what you hoped for, but if the potential to learn more skills and get promoted is staring you in the face at the onset, you’d be foolish to pass it by, hoping for more.

5. Can you cope?

This one of the most serious mistakes any job hunter can make. Accepting a job while hiding vague misgivings about your ability to cope, or worse, claiming to possess skills you simply don’t have, is likely to have a disastrous effect on your career. Make no mistake, if you try to wrangle yourself a job you simply can’t do, there will be only one outcome – you’ll have to find another job very soon. And your resume won’t look all that impressive if you show short-term employment between lengthy periods in previous jobs.

When weighing up a job, make sure you also examine all the practical aspects realistically. Is it really feasible to spend several hours travelling to work each day? Will you find working late a problem? By all means, ask questions about such things, but make sure you word them with care. “Will I be expected to work late sometimes?” Is an infinitely better question than “What’s the overtime rate?”

Note of caution: however keen you are to find out more, avoid asking questions, about working hours, salary reviews or holiday pay, minutes after you’ve seated yourself in front of the interviewer. Wait until you’ve been offered the job before you discuss the nitty-gritty of working conditions.


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