5 Tips for Success
Here's our final tips for your job search success:
1. A job search is a full-time occupation: The job search process involves more than flipping open the classified section of your daily newspaper or visiting online job postings. If you're unemployed, your full-time job until you secure employment is searching for that new career. If you dedicate the same time and effort to the search as you do to the position once you land it, you'll find that you can hone in on and obtain your new job in record time.
2. Keep an open mind and be flexible: If you don't know how to use a computer or search the web, take a class or ask someone to show you how. Apply for positions that may be slightly outside your comfort zone but sound intriguing. Don't limit your opportunities or box yourself into a narrow career field because you are unwilling or unable to make a change.
3. Tell the truth: It's consistent with human nature to be tempted to exaggerate your previous achievements or embellish your skills and abilities. Avoid the temptation because this is usually one of the worse forms of career suicide.
4. Never prejudge anyone: By the way, if you think that the receptionist or secretary for the recruiter is not a key staff member and a valuable contact, you could be making another fatal mistake. This individual has the confidence of the interviewer and is probably his or her most trusted employee. Alienating this person could move you from the possibility pile to the rejected file so fast your head will spin.
5. The show must go on: Consider your resume and other documentation as your supporting cast, but you are the star of the interview. No matter what happens or how many mistakes you feel like you have made, keep pressing on. Many times an interviewer will purposely put a candidate in an adverse situation or ask confrontational questions to gauge how he or she handles stress.
While we hope we've provided just the right information to help you score the perfect job, we may have missed an area of interest to you. If you need with some portion of your job hunt, we're here to help. Just leave us a message in the comments section below.