Make sure your resume is great
Make sure your resume is the best it can be, and ensure it captures the recruiter’s attention. Always remember first impressions do count, so it’s important for your resume to make as good as impression as possible. If you can afford it, have it professionally written. A good resume makes all the difference. Always remember that recruiters spend no longer than a few seconds looking at your resume, so make those seconds count and ensure you catch their attention!
Watch out for scammers
Cashing in on the crippling unemployment and job losses in many parts of the world, scammers are increasingly on the prowl, offering desperate job seekers jobs at a price. Sadly the job seekers find out once they have parted with their hard earned money that the job never existed in the first place. Job seekers beware!! No legitimate company is ever going to ask for money in exchange for a job. Nor are they are they going to offer you a job without having interviewed you first!
Prepare for those interviews
Make sure you are thoroughly prepared before going for any interviews. Do your homework and analyse the job, as well as the requirements for the job and ensure that you have all the information needed at your fingertips. Research the company; give some thought to common interview questions you can expect to be asked. Think about what you should be wearing and your body language.
Be proactive in your job search
It doesn’t matter what anybody says, finding a job is tough, especially in today’s hard times. Job seeking in today’s market is not for the faint hearted. You need to be persistent, be able to deal with rejection and not give up. Don’t sit back and wait for a job to land in your lap. Identify which companies interest you, do your homework and research on the company, use any networks that you may have, otherwise contact the hiring managers. Make your presence known!
Make sure your online resume is up to date
Always remember that if it’s not on your resume the recruiters are not going to know you can do it, so ensure your online resume is always up to date. Regardless of whether you are looking for a job or not, keeping an up to date resume not only saves you the stress and hassle of updating it when you really need it, but also serves as a way of keeping an eye on your career progress. You also run the risk of leaving off some important information if you leave it too long as you may forget to include it, if it was some time back. So stay on top of these things, and always keep your resume up to date.
Look after your health
Look after yourself. If your health is not good, you are not going to be able to perform at your best. A balanced diet, some exercise, and enough sleep will all go a long way in keeping you healthy. We tend to take our health for granted. Don’t wait for something to go wrong, make those necessary lifestyle changes now. Don’t take your health for granted, be proactive and look after yourself.
Keep up to date with industry related training
Never become complacent, no matter how well qualified you are. Keep abreast of new training and ensure you are not falling behind in terms of your skillset. You should regularly take part in educational activities that maintain and further develop your competence and performance. Don’t get left behind!!
Make sure your resume is great