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Job Search Process
« on: May 12, 2012, 01:25:37 PM »
1. It is you who knows everything

You are very lucky as you are in such an era when knowing everything is very easy. IT has made all sort of information available at your door. With a wink of eye you are able to know about anything you have interest in. Just try to extract the boon of this flow of information. You can be the best translator by using Google Translator! You are the best travel guide with the assistance of Google Map…There are plenty of such facilities you use intentionally or unintentionally! Keep this effort up.

 

2. Expand Your Networking

 

It is really an effective way to reach at the peak of career. Try to expand your networking. It can be done physically by visiting and communicating, by mobile phone contacts & by other technology and technology based social networking like- facebook, twiter, forums etc. Don’t forget to synchronize your mobile phone as per need. Host yourself with the jobsite, like jobsbd.com. Establish strong personal networking with friends of school, college and university lives, relatives, teachers, corporate people in home & abroad and so on. You do not know who will come in your use in which ways! It is found in the research that those people finds job easily who have a good networking with other people.

 

3. Face as many job interviews as you can

There are some people who are afraid of facing job interviews; but, it is the best way to face as many job interviews as you can. This practice will be effective to boost up your confidence. You will be able to get detailed idea about the question patterns and the way out to answer diplomatically & perfectly. Mind it, confidence is the key point of overcoming any kind of viva successfully. Be decent and formal in dress code and smart in answering questions. Don’t forget to contact your eyes with the interviewers while answering. Don’t move your body too much.

 

4. Be well equipped by proper documentation

Be organized and up to date while documenting your resources. Use Google Documents to preserve your required data and information. You can host your CD, Photographs, scanned credentials here and pick from anywhere whenever necessary.

 

5. Improve your Presentation and gesture

Your expression should be clear and specific. Your voice should be raised.  Your vocal should be lively and transparent. Your body language should be presentable and full with confidence.

 
6. Reference in the CV

Job seekers frequently do a common mistake by using their university teachers in the CV as references. While inquiring, the employer may find the referee can not recognize the job seeker as plenty of students has used the teacher as referee! Moreover, a teacher knows more or less every student. Job seekers should use reference who knows the job seeker very well, may be a relative or professional acquaintance.

 
7. Search for Work, not Job

There is a common misconception between work and job. The word job and work differs significantly. Job is directly related to money. Work is more than that. The opportunity and growth of job is normal and slow, while the opportunity and growth of work is huge & may be rapid based on your performance. For say, X is a typist, his job is fixed and predetermined as he can not (or not willing to) perform job more than that, he performs duty during 9am to 5 pm. Y, on the other hand, performs the work of a typist, and additionally knows how to make a photocopy, send fax, and can work on internet, assists other colleagues in their duties, he thinks of how to improve his performance and never care for time. His opportunity and growth is faster than X. Those who yearn for a job will deprive themselves than those yearn for work. Government job has less accountability while private job, demands more accountability.
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10 things that you need to do when you are unemployed
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 03:36:49 PM »
Take a temporary or contract assignment.

Seventy-nine percent would recommend doing this. Why? “The key is to get people to see your work and to see what you’re capable of doing,” says Andy Teach, the author of From Graduation to Corporation: The Practical Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder One Rung at a Time. “If you do a great job, even if it’s for a temporary job, whoever hired you is more likely to recommend you for a permanent position.”

Take a class.

Sixty-one percent of the hiring managers surveyed recommended taking a class during a period of unemployment. “You never stop learning in your career, so the more technical competence you have, the better,” Teach says. “When you take a class in your field, you are also showing that you are serious about your work and that you take initiative.” Another advantage to taking a class: It’s a great networking opportunity.

Volunteer.

Sixty percent of the hiring managers said volunteer work makes you more marketable. “When you volunteer for something, you are telling potential employers something about you as a person,” Teach says. It shows that you are passionate about something and care about helping others—and it demonstrates that money isn’t the most important thing to you, he adds. “When companies are hiring, they are looking not only for people who can get the job done but also for people with character and integrity.”
Start your own business.

Twenty-eight percent suggested doing this—but starting a business can be pricy and time consuming. If you have the means to do it, it’s a great résumé booster and a wonderful marketing tool.

“The beauty of having your own business is that you can work part-time or full-time depending on whether or not you are able to land a job working for someone else,” Teach says. “You are also going to learn skills that are transferrable if you do end up working for someone else again.”
What To Say On LinkedIn When You've Been Laid Off Deborah L. Jacobs Deborah L. Jacobs Forbes Staff


Start a professional blog

Eleven percent of the surveyed employers said a professional blog can be a good way to market yourself to employers. Why? You get people to see you as an expert in your field.  “You are also conveying your passion, gaining knowledge, and separating yourself from others,” Teach says. “Potential employers will see you as having taken the initiative during your job search to blog about something you truly care about: your career.”

Follow stories on hot industries and job functions.

CareerBuilder experts say information technology, engineering, health care, sales, and customer service are among the top areas for hiring nationwide, according to CareerBuilder’s job listings. Follow the news and job openings in these fields.

Use the time to come up with ideas.

Whether it’s an idea for a marketing campaign, new revenue stream, cost savings, etc., the candidates who show up at an interview with ideas demonstrate that they are passionate, knowledgeable, and excited about the opportunity. These job seekers always stand out from the crowd, CareerBuilder experts say.

Make connections.

A résumé handed to the hiring manager directly from someone within the company is more likely to get noticed, CareerBuilder experts say. Build and expand your network of contacts through social media and professional organizations. Let friends, family and professional contacts know that you’re looking for a job, and ask for their help in finding connections to the organizations you’re interested in.

Follow up.

According to CareerBuilder, two thirds of workers reported that they don’t follow up with the employer after submitting their résumé for consideration. It’s important to take that extra step to let the employer know you’re interested, and make sure you always send a thank you after an interview. Handwritten notes will set you apart from the pool of candidates, but e-mails are acceptable, too.

Use key words.

As long as you’re actively pursuing a job, you’ll likely be spending a significant amount of time editing and sending out your résumé. Remember to use key words. Why? CareerBuilder experts said most employers use electronic scanning devices to screen and rank candidates. You’ll want to tailor your résumé for each position you apply for, and include specific words from the job posting. Do this and your résumé will come up higher in employer searches.

“These types of activities tell the employer that the job seeker is serious about their career development and made the most of their time off,” Haefner says. “The key for the job seeker is to make the connection between how their volunteer work, blog, class, or temporary position prepares them for the next job. If they can successfully do that, their employment gaps won’t be an issue.”

source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2012/03/21/10-things-you-need-to-do-while-youre-unemployed/
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.