Everything you need to know about applying for a new job
Changing jobs or applying for a new career is more than just the role itself. It is a complete change in routine. It requires you to change your schedule, sometimes adhere to a different dress code, different bus route or have you drive through unfamiliar roads to your new workplace.
We understand how much stress it takes to adjust and want to see you get it right the first time. So we compiled all the tips in the book to aid your recruitment process and help you find a new job. While these application tips do not make finding a new job a walk in the park, and it is still best to employ the services of a recruitment agency, we believe it would make the search much more manageable.
Let’s jump in.
Use your network
It matters little if it is on your social media or an acquaintance you met at the mall; make sure you use every opportunity to get the word out. There is no shame in looking for gainful employment, especially when most positions are filled informally or by way of referrals. All the help you need to find the right job could be one ’good morning’ conversation away.
Tidy up social media
We all have opinions, and that’s not a problem. But, unfortunately, we might often take to social media to voice out these opinions that might seem innocent to us but could be offensive and damaging to other people and their beliefs. Unfortunately, some of these people that find our rants offensive can be potential employers, and it would be heartbreaking to discover one lazy afternoon tweet is the roadblock between you and the job of your dreams.
Your resume game needs to be tight
You have to know what makes or breaks a good resume. If it worked aeons ago does not guarantee that it still works. Your resume should be focused more on content rather than flair and visuals. You should proofread and make sure it is void of avoidable errors that might put off the hiring personnel. Finally, you want to make sure that it is appropriately formatted and exciting to read at first glance.
Leverage your accomplishments
When drafting your resume, you want to make sure that the skills that make you best qualified for the position you are applying for come first. For example, if you are applying for a nursing job and you have had experience working in a retirement home, that should come up in your list of accomplishments before a typewriting job you once had. Sometimes you only have a split second to impress the hiring manager, don’t waste it!
Prepare for the interview
You have started getting interview calls, and you are getting excited, lucky you. But the work has not ended; you have not reached the job yet. Now you have to prepare for the interview. Go online, check out their Linkedin page and other social media accounts, see what the company takes pride in, and consider an acceptable dress code. Use this information to prepare for the interview to give yourself an edge over the other applicants.
Be patient after the interview
The interview is over; what next? Do you call them every day, send them emails and stalk them on social media? No, now you wait. Now you trust that you aced the interview, answered all the questions as you should, and everything is still in the works. It usually takes more than a while to crunch all their data and sort through all the applicants that applied but be assured that you would be getting that call very soon if you follow these tips.
Getting a job is a long-term engagement and commitment. You don’t want to go from job to job as it makes potential employers uncertain of your loyalty to their company. This is why you must take your time when choosing your new career and when you do, follow these tips to ace that interview. Good luck!