Here are some excellent tips for finding a job from those who are just starting out and to experienced candidates:
1. BE CLEAR ON WHAT YOU WANT: This way you can tell other people that information and form a great pitch. Know yourself and what you want in a job.
2. Research your target companies. Investigate the Company’s Glass Door page. It will help you get a feel for the corporate culture and interviews with that company.
3. Your resume is still one of the most critical tools of a jobs search and it is best to have an achievement oriented resume that includes quantifiable achievements, dollar figures, percentages, etc. (How you moved the company forward).
4. Tailor the resume for each job by mixing and matching the key words, the branding words and the achievements.
5. Make yourself an obvious fit. Study the words and phrases that are used in the job description and make sure you use those same words as keywords in your resume.
6. Use a system to track the jobs you apply for–many people use a spread sheet.
7. Make searching for a job, your job! It takes a great deal of time and effort to find a job that suits you and will give you enjoyment, promotions and a sense of teamwork. Focus on achieving daily goals like applying to 10 jobs a day through search engines, cold contacting, networking with your colleagues or industry contacts. Industry job boards are great too.
8. Talk about examples and stories that showcase your skills.