Job hunting at present is no easy task. We have all received those rejection letters which are churned out of the same word template ‘I’m sorry but due to the high quality of applications, unfortunately on this occasion you have not been successful. Your C.V. will be kept of file for future opportunities.’ No real explanation why you have failed to secure the job or even an interview, and the job hunting depression sets in.
Why is it you are not having any luck? Is it that the job market is flooded with job hunters? Or is there something you can do to grab your dream job with both hands, and not let it go until it’s yours? It is likely that you are doing something wrong, try to outline what this might be.
Initially your potential employer will judge you by your C.V. alone. What is it they will learn from you by looking at your C.V.? Your C.V. must be well presented, by clear, concise, and be grammatically correct with no spelling mistakes. It seems simple enough to write a C.V. but allow it time. Make sure you advertise you skills without stretching the truth, shout about your skills, and really get across what you are capable of.
Print your C.V. on good quality paper, and if you spot a mistake, don’t just scribble it out and make an adjustment. Take the time to actually correct it and re print it.
Ask friends and family to read over you C.V. it’s easy to miss errors when you are the author. Your friends and family will be honest and might even remind you to include something you have achieved that you had forgotten about.
Adapt your C.V. for each job position.
Many people tend to print out C.V.s for multiple jobs and just hand them out. Make sure your C.V. addresses the skills each job is looking for. Make sure they can see that you can in fact do the job and you have the skills, and attitude. With so many job hunters out there seeking employment, making it easy for the employer will stand you a good chance.
You might appear to be perfect on paper, but your appearance is judged within seconds, and this can really affect your job success. Make sure you dress according to the job. Always be smart, but if you are going for a creative job for example, show a sense of creativity in what you wear. Show personality in your clothing choice no matter what job you are applying for, yet remain smart.
Other factors which may seem obvious must be remembered, clean teeth, no bad aromas, and clean ironed clothing are a must.
Everything will be scrutinised, make sure you provide nothing to be faulted. Preparing ahead of your interview will mean you have time to iron your outfit, and get ready for your moment.
Don’t Google internet questions and answers. This is what everybody does, and you can sound like a rehearsed script, and the interviewer wants to here genuine answers, not the same answers given time and time again. Whether you are applying for a job or answering questions about your business for funding for example, really get across unique points which outline your skills, and give examples of things you have done. Really think about how you are conveying yourself. If you heard yourself, would you employ you, or buy into your business?
Job preparation can apply to business pitches and meeting behaviour. If you run a business and are pitching for opportunities or funding, these points will also apply to you. In an interview no matter what it is for, you want to look the part, and have prepared well so you can sell yourself for a job position, or sell your business or product if facing a panel in a pitch. Take these points and practice them, ask friends and family for help, and always keep motivated, and be determined. If you don’t get one opportunity, jump back to it, and find the next.
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