Job hunting is not less than a complex problem
“I sometimes find that in interviews you learn more about yourself than the person learned about you.” William Shatner
I think when it comes to job search; there are several things that people need to know from which these 4 tips makes you much more effective.
I can imagine that this is not a surprise to anyone, but this term “Look for the right job” is a bit tricky, and it might have multiple interpretations among people. There are tons of people who are looking to find the dream job, and several companies who are looking for a right candidate.
If you have decided to put your efforts into finding a new job, you should ask yourself few questions before jumping into this quest.
These are some most significant aspects, which most of the people miss-out before starting for a job switch or even if you are a fresh graduate going to start your career.
It is necessary for you to evaluate key points, like research your prospective employer; benefits and perks they are offering, working hours are not much; how far the workplace is and what career path they provide.
As there are a numerous sources now a days where you can find relevant details for example, your former colleague or a relative working in that company; moreover the social networking platforms and job portals are very handy in this manner. So before going to any company/industry you should try to make sure that you are not going to face the same problem again.
This is another foremost and vastly ignored factor people are suffering from these days, from the technology standpoint since last 2–3 decades things are getting changed drastically than before; which has an adverse impact by increasing the standards and expected skill set for an individual.
So it’s compulsory for everyone to improve consistently, whatever it takes for instance: professional certifications are very common these days on top of Grad/Post Grad degrees.
“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
I wish I would have known this term when I was graduating, but it’s never too late to make things aligned. I have recently seen some examples, where people work for years in a company or industry and reach at the top positions; but due to certain circumstances like digitization and automation which reduced number of head counts also sometimes industry is struggling which impacts people adversely. Moreover, in this modern world everyone has existence in the digital world to some extent and companies are highly focusing on what you have to show for prior to actually meet someone face to face.
So it would be great to realize that you are seller, what you are selling (selling your services) and use this medium to attract more recruiters by displaying your skills upfront. As I am from technical background, I can share some example how you could make yourself brand.
There must be some other platforms or communities where you can show what you are bringing in, but I hope this made the broader term pretty clear.
“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” Arthur Ashe
This is the most critical aspect of the recruitment progression essentially for the candidate. As you are already short-listed through resume screening and now it’s your best chance to demonstrate what you have built till now.
It’s essential that you put your best forward and allow the interviewer, to get to know the person they’d be working with. Here is a long check list which you should consider before going to an interview,
“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” Winston Churchill
When appearing in a interview, there is a lot you can learn not only the things which you lack in related to your domain; but you can also learn about the organization while observing the whole recruitment process such as,
If the organization is not including your expected co-workers, your boss in the decision-making of your evaluation. You are more likely entering to an organization which might not have hierarchical structure, or they might not have potential opening. There is another interesting fact that the number of people who interview as well as their level in the organization, is a direct reflection of the importance of your job. If you are only interviewed by one low- or mid-level person, chances are your job is an entry-level one. If you are interviewed in 3 rounds or more and by multiple people including the higher management of the organization, then you might be the key hire.
Beside above there are few small intimations which are really helpful, like the dress code from the interviewers; pictures on the wall: Are there awards or achievements celebrated?
At last, I would like to share one of my favorite quotes,
“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius