Top Five Jobsearch & Networking Tips

5 Jan

Top Five JobsearchTips

 

1.    Use positive language in application forms, C.V.s, and at interviews.

2.    Maintain useful contacts from previous jobs & work placement / friends / family / neighbours / sports clubs / – in other words show you can NETWORK

3.    Talk about the skills you have developed through voluntary work, work in the home, part-time work, sport & leisure activities.

4.    Highlight your time management, organisational and multi-task skills.

5.    Emphasise your flexibility, reliability and positive can-do attitude.

70% of current jobs are not being advertised – allegedly!

SO . . .

BE A NETWORKER

LET THE RIGHT PEOPLE KNOW

  • WHO YOU ARE
  • WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT
  • WHAT YOU WANT TO DO

 

It’s not what you know – it’s who you know – not exactly . . .

 

It’s not what you know, but who knows that you know what you know

 

DO’S & DON’TS

           

DO’S

  • Research the company / customers / product / college course
  • Research route / mode of travel / location of interview room
  • Have a clear understanding of why you are being considered for this job / course
  • Be 15 minutes early
  • Have a good question to ask at the end of the interview

 

       DON’TS

  • Skimp on preparation for the interview
  • Underestimate the job / interviewer / company
  • Undersell yourself or try to be too cool    

© Mary Hosty

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