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Best Job Search Tips

  1. 1. Job Search Tips Hammad Siddiqui
  2. 2. Are you struggling?Did you try to find reasons?
  3. 3. You could be a flying horse – YourResume is the Key Factor in Getting an Interview
  4. 4. Following are some useful tips that I compiled for You!
  5. 5. • Make a list of companies that you would like to work for. Check their career section at the website. (Google alert is a good tool, use it)• Make a list of companies where you have applied with date and the job reference.• Be prepared for a follow-up, there is no harm in following up.• Prepare a master CV and tweak it a bit for each application to give a fresh look.• Do research about the company prior to going for an interview, visit website, annual report, get the name of the CEO, and check linkedin profile.• Prepare a list of expected questions and practice answers.
  6. 6. • Prepare a list of questions that you wish to ask during the interview.• For hidden job market leads and immediate follow-up is important.• Build a network with those searching for jobs. This helps in lead generation.• Remain in contact with those how have been recently hired; there might be other opportunities in the same organization.• Check your emails at least twice a day and respond immediately.
  7. 7. • Engage on social media such as linkedin, facebook and twitter.• Register on job portals.• Dress professionally and appropriately for the position you are applying for, Don’t overdress or look too informal..• If you are a student with no prior work history, make a list of your hobbies, clubs you belong to, or sports you’re involved in. Show that you have strengths.• Visit the company office a day prior to your interview to familiarize with the location.
  8. 8. • Employers want to hire productive positive individuals. Be positive, but do not play with your words. Always speak positively of former employers and co-workers no matter why you left even if you were fired from your last job.• Let the employer lead into any conversation about benefits. When discussing salary, always be flexible and avoid naming a specific salary.• Close the interview on a positive note. If the employer does not offer you a job on the spot or say when you will hear from them, ask what their time frame is for making a decision.• I recommend a brief thank you note to the interviewer.
  9. 9. Remember, process of hiring has changed with the emergence ofsocial media and other online stuff. Be ready explore all thoseopportunities that come your way. Best of luck ……
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