If you’re scratching your head wondering why it is so hard to find a job, you aren’t alone.
The employment numbers during this tight economy are leading to an influx of workers looking for a decreasing number of jobs, with the exception of a few industries, which are continuing to grow and prosper.
Many are finding they are overqualified for the positions that are available and therefore being overlooked.
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It is a challenging job market, but the good news is we’ll give you some tips on how to find a job in this economy.
How would you Find a Good Job
Here are 5 tips to help you find that job.
Learn to focus on your job search key factors – Your Resume, Your profile and the Job Interview Process.
1. Your Resume
Take the Time to Understand the Position Then Customize Your Resume accordingly.
It’s important that you tailor your resume to the position you are applying for. The best way to do this is to know as much as you can about the position you are applying for and then your resume is far more likely to be chosen for an interview. Hiring managers have little time to create their interview list so make it easy for him/her to see your relevant skills.
2. Job Interview Preparation
Research the company and be prepared for the interview.
One of the easiest things to do to help you succeed in your interview is to take the time to research the company, what they do, how many work there, and every little detail you can find out. Yet it’s the most underutilized tool. Then during the interview process you will be able to freely and comfortably converse and you will be able to continuously tie together what you have to offer against what they need.
Remember the hiring manager wants to know what you can do for the company so make sure that message is clear.
3. Job Application
* When you are Overqualified
If you are overqualified for a position place emphasis on what is different between your last job and the one you are applying for. Emphasize the refreshing change and how you are excited about delving into a new and exciting position.
* When you are Underqualified
Stress the skills you have how they are relevant and how they can be translated to the position even if it appears that you are underqualified. When you practice your presentation you can up-sell yourself and put a positive spin on the skills you have. You should never lie or exaggerate your abilities.
4. Motivation and Adaptability
Show your motivation, your interest in the job and that you are comfortable working with any manager or job environment.
It is sometimes important to show your enthusiasm and your willingness to follow leadership.
For example – Many times a manager is less experienced than the applicant, younger than the applicant, of a different nationality than the applicant. Make sure you make it crystal clear you are happy working for any manager even if you are more experienced.
5. You Key Strengths
Show Your Unique Side.
When we say show your unique side we don’t mean show up for your interview in a clown suit. However, you also need to be memorable and it’s the quirky little things that make a person memorable. Take a little time to critique yourself listing your strong points and how they reflect to the position you are applying for.
Then, get busy selling yourself and making yourself stand out against all the other candidates. Don’t be afraid to be a little creative.
There you have it – some solid tips to help you land that job in this tough/competitive economy.
“If you can’t find a job, work harder to find one.”