January 17, 2017 8:42:am

Job hunting tips

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

Interview Dos and Donts

When you are called for an interview from your potential employer for your next job, here are some important DO’s and DON’Ts to remember during the interview process.


Do:

  • Be in your best attire and make it appropriate for the industry. Look good and feel good.
  • Know the exact time and where your interview location is as well as where to park if you are driving there.
  • Be early for the interview.  Arrive at the location 15 minutes prior to the interview.
  • Be courteous and respectful to every person you encounter at the interview location. Their opinion may be solicited in hiring process.
  • Offer a handshake, make eye contact and have a friendly facial expression when you are greeted by the interviewer.
  • Listen so you will clearly hear the interviewer’s name and the correct pronunciation.
  • Be polite. Always call your interviewer by Miss or Mister and then their surname.  Ma’am or Sir are also acceptable.
  • Maintain good eye contact with your interviewer.
  • Sit still and erect.
  • Be attentive. Respond with your answers and if possible, have a back up statement and specific examples.
  • Ask for clarifications if you didn’t understand the question or statements.
  • Answer with thoroughness and be concise with your words.
  • Be honest and just be yourself.
  • Treat the interview seriously one, that you are really interested to the opportunity.
  • Explore positivity; act like you really want to work with them as soon as possible.
  • Ask relevant intelligent questions with regards to the company or employment during the interview.
  • Always expect that you will be treated appropriately. If you believe that you were treated inappropriately or asked questions that made you uncomfortable, discuss this with a career service advisor or the director.
  • Know what action you are expected to take next after the interview.
  • Offer a firm handshake and make eye contact to the interviewer after he concludes the interview.
  • Thank the interviewer for the opportunity to interview for the position.
  • Promptly write a thank you letter to your interviewer.



Don’t:

  • Don’t make excuses. Be responsible enough to your every decisions and actions.
  • Don’t make negative comments about your previous employer.
  • Don’t provide false information on your application materials or give false answers to the interviewer’s questions.
  • Don’t treat the interview as a casual event. This will be an insult to the interviewer.
  • Don’t give the impression of interest because of the organization’s geographic location.
  • Don’t ask about salary issues until it is brought up by the interviewer.
  • Don’t act as you want any kind of job and looks like desperate for employment.
  • Don’t make the interviewer look like a career advisor, and will try to guess what type of work you are interested.
  • Don’t be unprepared for typical interview questions. Anticipate what the interviewer will ask and have answers ready.
  • Don’t exhibit frustrations or any negative attitudes during interview.
  • Don’t slouch and don’t sit rigidly on the edge of your chair. Sit comfortably and still.
  • Don’t chew gum or smell like smoke.
  • Don’t take a call during an interview, turn it off or in silent mode during the interview.



Now prepare yourself and give your best shot at your interview and have all the good vibes for your next job.

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Sell Your Strengths, Know Your Weaknesses

Employers know that no applicant is perfect. We know when you are being too good to be true and we find it difficult to trust someone who doesn't know how to represent himself as honest as possible.

We don't hire applicants based only on what you say during the interview. Each applicant undergoes an objective, if not scientific, process to eliminate those who are not qualified. If you let us know what you can do and what you couldn't you are not doing harm on your search for the perfect job. You are only helping us.

So be true to yourself because we will know why we should hire you.

Personality

Personality will bring you job.

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.

Use Your Employer's Time Fairly

Your time during working hours belong to your employer, so use it fairly. Many workers steal company time to do personal things. This time theft costs not only the employer money, but in the long run, employees as well, since some of the lost money could have been used to give employees a raise.

Follow these hints. They can help you use your employer’s time fairly:

  • Always arrive at work on time. Many workers steal time by coming to work late. This costs the company and workers money. Always arrive on time. Allow plenty of time to get to work, keeping in mind that many things can happen, subway or car breakdown, etc.

  • Don’t cheat by taking long breaks. Some employees cheat their employers by taking long coffee breaks. The average break lasts between 10 to 20 minutes. However, some workers stretch their breaks to more than half an hour! Others stretch a lunch hour to an hour and a half or more. Take your breaks. Take your lunch. But be fair.

  • Don’t go on personal errands on company time. Many workers cheat employers by leaving for short periods of time to go on errands for themselves. Do it often enough and you will lose your job!

  • Keep working until quitting time. Another way some workers steal time is by sneaking out early. Others hang around doing nothing 10 or 15 minutes before the clock strikes 5:00 pm. Your employer has a right to a full day’s work for a full day’s pay. Keep working right until it is time to quit.

Employers keep a particularly close eye on new workers for a lot of reasons. They watch them to see if they can do the job. They watch to see if they need help. They also watch to see if they use their time fairly. They want to know right away if they have hired an employee who steals time.

When you start a new job, your boss will be watching you, so don’t waste time. When you’re at work, your time is they employer’s time, so govern yourself accordingly.

Job scam tips from fraud.org
  1. 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.
  2. Be cautious about emails offering help getting a job. Many unsolicited emails are fraudulent.
  3. Know exactly what services are being offered. The company may only provide advice or help writing a resume. Some fraudulent employment services simply sell lists of companies that they have gotten from public directories. They may not have contacted those companies directly or know if there are really any job openings.
  4. Document all promises. Print out the information so you can prove what you were promised.
  5. Be wary of promises to help get you a government job. If a test is required, the government usually conducts it. No employment service can guarantee that you’ll qualify for a government job or arrange to get you special treatment.  
  6. Money-back guarantees may not be worth the paper they’re written on. Fraudulent employment services will use an endless string of excuses for why you’re not entitled to a refund.
  7. Do your own research. Use the public library, newspapers, the Internet, and your state employment office to find the job that’s right for you.
Always get a contact name

Always get a contact name. Cover letters addressed "To Whom It May Concern" will probably end up in the trash

6 Steps to a More Concise CV

Is it difficult for you to come up with a concise, one-page CV? It might be high time to review your current CV and edit it to get rid of unnecessary information.

1. Choose an appropriate structure for your resume.

Choosing the Right Type of CV, one that is based on your experience and skills can reduce its size. “If you have repeatedly occupied the same position or repeatedly exercised the same function, it is better to structure your resume and organize the data around your skills to avoid repetition,” advises Michelle Espiritu, recruitment officer from Sysgen Philippines.

Instead of first listing and detailing every job position or function you have had, you begin by describing your skills. Under each of these skills, you list the relevant position or function you have had without the necessity of repeatedly describing your skills and responsibilities.

2. Personalize the content.

You save space by customizing your CV to suit the desired position. All the information that are not needed for a specific position can be shortened and even eliminated. Your on-the-job training that has nothing to do with your profession today can be deleted, especially if you have had more than five years’ experience.

3. It is easier to read through lists.

Keep in mind that recruiters scan your CV quickly at first reading. The simpler, the better. For example, instead of long complicated sentences, lists are recommended. Enumerations have the merit of clarity and the main ideas can be made to instantly stand out.

4. A new experience = delete earlier information

You should remove information every time you update your CV, Are you adding a new work experience? Trim down the description of your past experiences that might be of less interest now. Do you have a twenty-year work experience? It is unnecessary to include your volunteer work in college.
Also, do not itemize all your tasks: choose the ones that accurately represent your career growth.

5. Customize the training section to complement your profile.

After some years of experience, some details are unnecessary. When a recruiter receives a resume with a time-frame of forty years, he is not interested to know where you did your on-the-job training when you were 18!

However, if you have recently completed professional training to develop yourself in your field, be sure to include it in your CV.

6. Learn to sort through your interests.

The section about your hobbies should not be too detailed. Add specific interests that are related to the position you are applying for. It’s useless to include cross-stitching if you are applying for a web developer post. Sports which are a regular and sustained activity may indicate values ??and skills useful in business. Thus, they are relevant. However, to write that you play tennis once a year is wasting space and wasting the recruiter’s time.

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