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Three Job Search Tips

Job Search The worst possible thing is to be searching for a job, be qualified for some great jobs, and not get any calls or emails back for interviews. I know how it is; I’ve been there. It was one of the most confidence shaking places to be in life, especially when that paycheck should be and needs to be right around the corner, but there isn’t one in sight. There are some effective strategies you can use to actually get that job.

Where Do You Start?

There are several important things when looking for a job, but the most important place to start is your CV/Resume. You need to make sure that your resume is relevant to the type of work you’re looking for, as well as the fact that it’s current. If you haven’t updated your resume in a few months or a few years, you need to do so immediately. You also need to add something that shows that you’ve been doing something recently, but more specifically something that’s relevant. If you’re currently working, this is fairly easy, but if you haven’t had a job in awhile you may need to examine what you can actually put on a resume that is relevant.

Recently, I heard a story from a friend about a woman who applied to a job that she had been doing for a total of two months, that is to say she had two months of experience in that position. This was not the beginning of her resume though. Instead, she put several skills at the top of her resume indicating that she’d spent most of her life as a housewife and was recently divorced. This is exactly what you don’t want to do when updating your resume. You don’t want anything overly personal. Maybe you’ve been in school or you have been able to work from home. Maybe you’ve been unemployed for awhile, in which case, start with your education and skills before writing your most recent job. I’ve had to use this site that approves your application on the same day in order to pay for resume writing services in the past.

Job Search: The Second Thing To Do

The next thing you need to do is look at your cover letter. Since most jobs you will be applying for will be online, you need to make sure your cover letter is professional and interesting, but most of all states that you have the skills for the specific job you’re applying to. One of the most important things is that you make sure that your work experience in some way references each skill that is listed in the job posting. This will ensure that whoever reads your cover letter understands that you have the skills for that particular job.

Where To Find Jobs

The easiest way to find jobs is to search the internet. You can also check out the classifieds on Loot. Craigslist is also always a good resource, but remember that anyone can post a job on Craigslist so you need to be wise when using it. Some websites will ask you to pay a monthly fee in exchange for their listings. This may seem like a good idea, but it tends to be primarily for websites that want to make money more than anything. I personally have and suggest that all people avoid doing this. If you put these suggestions into effect, you will be well on your way to finding a great job in no time.

About the Author: James Concept is a conceptualizing genius. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, going to clubs, visiting family and traveling. His favorite food is spaghetti and he enjoys watching obscure movies before going to bed.

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