Job Hunting – Some Tips
Effort : Your chances of finding a job will be increased if you put more effort into job hunting. If you are unemployed – treat job hunting as your new full time job from 9 to 5 Monday to Friday . It will get you used to being in a working “frame of mind” and stop you falling into bad habits of sleeping all day and playing video games.
Time : You should try to spend at least 35 hours a week searching for a job. Start your day at 9 a.m. and end your day at 5 p.m.This will give you a proper routine to follow. Persistence is the name of the game.
Expectations : If you previously had a job – don’t expect to find the exact same job you had before. Don’t exclude any type of work – full-time, part-time, contract jobs or temporary jobs , self employment.
Forget what is “available” and go for the job you really want. When you are clear on what you want, you need to tell everyone you know to keep a lookout for that type of job vacancy
Take Chances : Go to any potential employer that interests you regardless of whether there are advertised vacancies or not. Find places where you would like to work and knock on their doors.
Go and see four potential employers a day. If you are using the telephone, call up 40 a day. Dress well and look after your appearance. Treat everyone you meet with courtesy, even if they don’t have a job for you – they might know someone who will.
Concentrate on smaller places that employ 20 people or less. They are more likely to hire you than larger organizations with HR departments that are there to screen you out.
Use the phone to ring places that interest you and ask if they are hiring. Write an outline script so you get across all your key points. Try and call before 9 a.m., before lunch or after 5 p.m. when the boss is most likely to be around, not their secretary.