May 2, 2016 8:30:pm

Job hunting tips

Punctuality

When your soon to be employer open a door for you, do not waste the chance they gave you. Always give your confirmation if you are attending or won't be able to. This is very important special if the employer give a specific time and date. This means if you missed your sched you need wait till the last scheduled applicant is finished. Your lucky if the employer will still give you a chance for a re-sched, depends on the reason, most of the companies do not give second chances. 
DON’T be late for an interview.  If you are always early, you won’t be late.  Punctuality is a give-away of your character, of your personality... its the first step.
If you are not familiar with the area, ask whoever wrote you. send your question via email, text or call if you have to.  you may do these when you confirm your attendance.
Arrive a few minutes early so that there is ample time to find parking, to find the exact location and be present at the office of the interviewer without appearing rushed.
If you confirm and do not appear on the said date and time. You may not ne given a chance again, almost all companies will blacklist the applicants that didn't arrived, because again this will show your personality. So, if can't come for whatever reason, better that you inform the employer that you can no longer show. This only shows how professional you are and also this shows how you handle a situation. Confirming and not showing is NOT a good idea.
Most job positions are applied for by dozens of applicants with almost the same credentials.  That means that you must provide an edge, and separate yourself from the crowd.  The best ways to do this are to make a good appearance, be polite, be on time, and be thorough with your application.  Later, your job and education experience will speak for you, but these simple rules will help you forever!
And... Always have the original and a copy of all the necessary documents – certificates, references, identification – to present at the interview. Dress appropriately for the role and organization that the interview is with... Remember that first impressions count – smile warmly and communicate clearly.

When your soon to be employer open a door for you, do not waste the chance they gave you. Always give your confirmation if you are attending or won't be able to. This is very important special if the employer give a specific time and date. This means if you missed your sched you need wait till the last scheduled applicant is finished. Your lucky if the employer will still give you a chance for a re-sched, depends on the reason, most of the companies do not give second chances. 

 

DON’T be late for an interview.  If you are always early, you won’t be late.  Punctuality is a give-away of your character, of your personality... its the first step.

 

If you are not familiar with the area, ask whoever wrote you. send your question via email, text or call if you have to.  you may do these when you confirm your attendance.

 

Arrive a few minutes early so that there is ample time to find parking, to find the exact location and be present at the office of the interviewer without appearing rushed.

 

If you confirm and do not appear on the said date and time. You may not ne given a chance again, almost all companies will blacklist the applicants that didn't arrived, because again this will show your personality. So, if can't come for whatever reason, better that you inform the employer that you can no longer show. This only shows how professional you are and also this shows how you handle a situation. Confirming and not showing is NOT a good idea.

 

Most job positions are applied for by dozens of applicants with almost the same credentials.  That means that you must provide an edge, and separate yourself from the crowd.  The best ways to do this are to make a good appearance, be polite, be on time, and be thorough with your application.  Later, your job and education experience will speak for you, but these simple rules will help you forever!

 

 

And... Always have the original and a copy of all the necessary documents – certificates, references, identification – to present at the interview. Dress appropriately for the role and organization that the interview is with... Remember that first impressions count – smile warmly and communicate clearly.

Don’t pay a fee upfront

Don’t pay a fee upfront. Most legitimate employment agencies don’t charge unless they actually succeed in getting you a job, and often it’s the new employer who pays.

via Fraud.org

When you do use verbs to describe your background, choose powerful ones.

When you do use verbs to describe your background, choose powerful ones. Try "achieved," "completed," "managed," "resolved," and "increased." Words like "contributed" or "supported" are less impressive. Keep in mind that your resume is the place to list accomplishments, not just job duties or responsibilities.

Personality

Personality will bring you job.

Honesty

Be honest about what you can and cannot do!

JOB HUNTING TIPS
1). Network! Think of the people you know - relatives, friends, professors, classmates, co-workers at summer jobs, and others. Make more of an effort to meet with people, and use these conversations to ask their advice, to make them aware of your job search, to learn more about their jobs or their organizations, and to get the names of others who might be useful in your job search. 2. Target your résumé Make sure your résumé is targeted to the employers who receive it. Make sure your résumé is easy to read and the most important details stand out. Make more than one résumé if you are applying to more than one industry. 3. Be prepared You should have a copy of your résumé with you at all times. It is also a good idea to have fresh copies of your résumé prepared in case you are called to an interview at the last minute. 4. Create a contact database Write down all the employers you contact, the date you sent your résumé, any contact made, people you talk to, and notes about those contacts. Keep a notepad with you at all times - take notes as soon as you hear about an opportunity or when you leave an interview. Get into the habit of updating your database daily. 5. Make a "to do" list every day This will help you organize your list of priorities and keep you focused on finding that perfect job. 6. Try the buddy system Link up with a friend who is also job hunting. Arrange to speak weekly and report on accomplishments, best practices, and future plans. 7. Learn how to talk about yourself Throughout your job search, you will speak with many people at different levels. You must be comfortable having conversations about yourself with other people. Keep in mind that you never know who may end up being useful to your job hunt. 8. Prepare an elevator speech You never know who you'll meet in an elevator, in line at the coffee shop, or on the street. Know what your skills are and how to communicate them. You should be able to tell prospective employers and others you meet what you can offer. You should also be able to talk about how your skills relate to the industries that interest you. 9. Find out all there is about employers in your field Remain current on any issues or developments in the field, read trade journals or professional publications, and read the newspaper. It is extremely impressive during an interview if you know about the latest merger or coup in the industry. 10 Practice for each interview Preparation is key to interviewing well. Friends, relatives, and career services counselors can help you formulate strong answers to questions you might not anticipate. Look at the list of possible questions on the interviewing tutorial ("The Interview") and prepare yourself. 11. Follow up with leads immediately If you find out about a position late in the day, call right then. Don't wait until the next day. 12. Stay confident Job hunting takes time and energy. Remain confident, but prepare yourself for challenges ahead. Don't get disgruntled if you are still looking for a job and it seems like everyone you know has an offer. Most students find their jobs after graduation, and even experienced job seekers often search for months before finding the right opportunity.
How to find a job?

A job fair is one of the most effective ways to find a job since there'll be an array of companies at one place and time. Find out when the next job fair is by looking at local ads, inquiring at your local college, job search agency or Department of Labor. Positions at job fairs tend to be localized, so attend a job fair in the geography where you want to work.

Finding a job is not always easy, so be sure to use more than one of the job search methods above to ensure your best chance of success.

source: jobhuntingtips.com/howtofind.htm

Completing Tasks

When you are having a problem completing a task, please try to research the answer before asking your employer.  You may be given the task for several reasons.  One reason may be that the employer is testing you to see how well you can do it on your own.  Another reason may be that the employer does not know how to do it so they have asked you to do it for them.

20 worst job interview mistakes of all time

1. Arriving late.

2. Arriving too early.

3. Lighting up a cigarette, or smelling like a cigarette.

4. Bad-mouthing your last boss.

5. Lying about your skills/experience/knowledge.

6. Wearing the wrong (for this workplace!) clothes.

7. Forgetting the name of the person you're interviewing with.

8. Wearing a ton of perfume or aftershave.

9. Wearing sunglasses.

10. Wearing a Bluetooth earpiece.

11. Failing to research the employer in advance.

12. Failing to demonstrate enthusiasm.

13. Inquiring about benefits too soon.

14. Talking about salary requirements too soon.

15. Being unable to explain how your strengths and abilities apply to the job in question.

16. Failing to make a strong case for why you are the best person for this job.

17. Forgetting to bring a copy of your resume and/or portfolio.

18. Failing to remember what you wrote on your own resume.

19. Asking too many questions.

20. Asking no questions at all.

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