Thursday, March 22, 2012

How To Find a Job

Fit the job to the skills rather than the other way around.
Many people search for jobs, then try to see how they can "tweak" the way they present their own skills and experiences to fit the job description. Instead, try something different. Make a list of all of your skills, determine which kinds of businesses and industries need them most (ask around for advice if you need to) and find businesses that'll benefit from having you and your skills around. It's important the nature of the job fits your personality and salary requirements, otherwise you'll have spent a significant amount of time to find a day job you dread getting up for every morning.

Go for a better position right from the start. 
It’s better to shoot for the stars and end in the mud then to shoot for mud and make it. 
Friends Network
The best companies to work for tend to rely heavily (up to 40%) on employee referrals. Make a list of all of your friends, relatives, and acquaintances. Call each one and ask them if they know of any openings that they could recommend you for. Don't be too humble or apologetic; tell them what you've been looking for, but let them know that you're flexible and that if they have any suggestions, you're open to them. This is not the time to be picky about jobs; a connection can often get your foot in the door, and you can negotiate pay or switch positions later, once you've gained experience and established your reputation.

Find a job by yourself

You should be able to find a good job by yourself. Take your time, when looking for a job. You can’t go wrong if you spend some extra weeks and end up finding a better fulfilling job with a better pay than if you would have accepted a so-so job.
WARNING: If you're doing a thorough job search, you will get rejected from time to time. If you're not getting rejected, you're not putting yourself out there enough.

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