For as long as the world lives, and unemployment is an issue, we can’t stop talking about it, and sharing information that could help those faced with the challenge.
I have come to understand that sometimes, insufficient job openings aren’t the problem, but a lack of good job-hunting skills is.
So take a quick glance at this post, and see how you can better your chances of leaving the labour market.
In the search for a job, it is important to always consider making the right connects. You want to make sure you associate with the people who somehow can help you land that dream job. Make friends, and don’t be afraid to meet new people wherever you go. I know a friend who was hired after he was recommended by someone he met at an event. Sounds unreal, but the truth is little things always matter. If you have family who are well placed in society, communicate your problems with them, because you never know where that breakthrough would come from.
Where do you reside? Is it industrialised enough? How does it rank in terms of job creation? Are there enough openings there? These questions have to be answered honestly if you really want to leave the labour market soon enough.
There are cities and location with higher opportunities. They should be number one in your search lists. If you have to move there fine, or simply enter one of such cities as your location on a job search site.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO OFFER?
It is saddening that a lot of graduates don’t really know what they have to offer. They don’t have any area of specialty or any skill to offer. This possibly limits their chances to apply for jobs outside their background course at college. What are you good at? What is that special thing you’ll bring to the table if you’re hired? Understanding this factor is very important.
HOW GOOD IS YOUR CV?
Technology has taken over the way of recruitment these days, so candidate’s CVs are sometimes, shortlisted with the help of software.
Several factors determine which CV is picked, but the following areas must be properly detailed – structure, keywords, format, and accomplishments.
Having a good CV backed with a good cover letter is one of the surest ways to gain a recruiter’s attention. If you can’t write a powerful one, you can meet a professional for help.
YOUR INTERVIEW SKILLS
Excelling in an interview is an art you need to master. It is not just a question and answer series, it’s more psychological than you’ve ever imagined. When you answer interview questions, there are certain things that interviewers look out for, and they include; your dressing, confidence level, work experience, communication ability and remuneration scale.
Scoring positive in all these areas takes you a step closer to securing a job.
It is not enough to read this post, you must know that practice makes perfect, especially in interview cases.