If you already have a job then this post is not for you, unless of course, you are unhappy with your current role and need help finding a more suitable job of your taste. In that case do stay with me 😛 .
This set of instructions will be divided into two sections: ‘Looking for a particular job role’ and ‘Looking for any job ASAP’.
Looking for a particular job role (💭YOUR DREAM JOB💭)
Step 1 – Decide on the job role you desire to acquire. This should be achievable to obtain, in other words, rational.
Step 2 – This means that, you should think about the skills you have, whether you have enough experience, be flexible to work at any time, able to relocate, etc.
Step 3 – Update your CV and create a template cover letter to support your job applications. For tips on how to improve your CV and help with your cover letter I would advise you to visit the following websites: myPerfectCV, the fantastic cv company, learn direct, and reed.co.uk.
Step 4 – For professional jobs, I would suggest that you set up a Linked in profile and look for jobs in there as you could contact employers directly and, they can also find interest in you by just looking at your profile.
Step 5 – When applying for jobs, remember to always include any extra information that might be relevant to your potential career, any achievements, challenges that you overcame, and skills that you have gained from your previous jobs.
Step 6 – Once you have an interview scheduled, always remember to research on the company and take notes. This will always be relevant for the interview.
Prepare for the interview with a friend or a family member, tell them to ask you relevant questions that might come up.
Looking for any job ASAP
Step 1 – Update your CV and include any extra skills you may have.
Step 2 – Use different resources to look for jobs. This can be by:
- Handing out CVs in different industries such as shops and restaurants
- Researching on the internet also, social media is a good method to find work as many employers now advertise job positions there to target a specific market
- Word of mouth
Step 3 – Make sure that you are flexible and willing to do any type of work that is offered to you
Step 4 – Don’t demand to get a higher wage than it is offered to you as the main focus will be to find a job!
Step 5 – Don’t hesitate to try new things, you may end up liking it.
List of the most common interview questions
- What can you tell me about yourself?
- Can you list your strengths?
- What weaknesses do you have?
- Why should I consider hiring you?
- Where do you see yourself five years from now?
- Why do you want to work here?
- What is your salary expectation?
- What motivates you?
- What makes a good team player?
- Is there anything that you would like to ask me?
◊ Always dress smart/smart casual depending on the requirements prior your interview.
◊ Make sure that you check where the job interview is by using google maps. If you have time, you should visit the area beforehand to avoid being late.
◊ Graduates recruitment websites are also a good resource for those that just finished university.
◊ Always smile and have a positive body language, employers notice that! I once got the job because I smiled a lot 😉 .
“Success is no accident. It is hard work,
learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all,
love of what you are doing or learning to do.”
Good luck in finding work, let me know how you get on :).
2 thoughts on “Chapter 4: How to find a job?”
Took notes as Im currently applying, so helpful!