With unemployment rates all over the globe continuously being dismal, landing a job has become a harder feat nowadays. There are a lot of fierce competitions vying for the same job you are eying. But it doesn't matter whether you're looking for a job to jumpstart your career straight out of college or if you're thinking of leaving your current job for a better career path as long as you understand two things: 1) yourself as the job hunter and 2) the job market and how it works.
The first step towards landing a job is networking. Expanding your contacts greatly increases your chances of getting hired. It was revealed in a study that over 40% of companies searching for new workers rely on employee referrals. It is best to make a list of all the people you know-friends, relatives, acquaintances etc., and to ask them from time to time if they know any job openings available.
Next, you have to ace your interview. Coupled with an impressive and updated resume, doing well on your job interview is a known key to getting the job that you want and/or need. You have to let the interviewer know who you are and what you can do for the company in the most confident manner you can. When you are asked to describe yourself, cut straight to the chase and offer them your best qualities. The interviewer might also inquire about how you handle problematic situations before-be sure to answer this truthfully.
Third, let the company know that you are willing to learn while on the job. Sure, you already have adequate skills but learning is a continuous process. Let them know that you are seeking to improve yourself while on the job so that you can better be able to provide services for the company.
Fourth, you have to look for a job that is related to the skills that you possess. Avoid opting for a job that you think you can adapt your skills into. Determine your skills early on and decide which jobs suits what you can do. It's essential to find a job that suits your personality so as to reduce the feeling of wasted time and effort trying to get up every morning for a job you hate.
Finally, if you think you've done enough but you're still getting rejected from job after job, consider changing your attitude. View rejection as a chance to improve yourself so that you can sell yourself better to other companies out there.