Too many people chasing after few available jobs. So here are 11 tips to get your desired Job.
1. Get the required skills. The honest truth is employers are looking for the person with the skill needed for the job. Therefore ask yourself, do I have the required skills? If no, then go get the skills.
2. Get the right qualifications. Many unemployed graduates go about with the same level of qualification with the other. Get ahead, write more professional exams, learn what's new about your career, get into it and if possible get certified on it.
3. Get some working experience to boost your confidence and CV. Employers mostly prefer to recruit people with sufficient experience in the field. If you are yet to have any working experience, as you seek your desired job you can also find something doing in other to gain some experience. Although it may have a low pay, but the experience gained will build your confidence and will reflect in your CV.
4. Top up your education abroad if you can afford it. For example a Masters degree from a reputable institution abroad eg the UK, USA etc gives you a high chance of getting your desired job. People in big positions such as Managing Directors of big companies mostly had some education abroad, either sponsored by the company or self sponsored.
5. Get yourself found. Getting found by employers is an important thing you must do. It goes beyond submitting CV for interviews. If you have something to showcase for your intellectual work or talent, you can forward it to employers or display it through other known medium. This is expected to give a good impression yielding a contract, part-time or full-time job as desired.
6. Always present yourself well. The way you present yourself will give an impression about you, and a good presentation will produce a good impression. Even if you are certain or closer to having the job, you should never give up on having a good presentation. You can never tell what could make the difference, as you know there are lots of people competitive for the job. Presentation involves how you package your CV, your physical appearance (including your mode of dressing) and so on, basically whatever it is that represents you. It does not mean you should be extreme but not taking things for granted.
7. Be honest on your CV. Never lie on your CV. Lying to gain the attention of the employer, to impress or meet the requirement for the job will not do you any good because you can be exposed at any time. Employers can find out and that's just the end for the job. You might even be handed over to the right authorizations.
8. Know what's on your CV and be able to defend it. It will be silly for example to be asked what year did you finish your secondary education and you can not give a correct answer, whereas it is clearly based on your CV. You need to know all that is stated on your CV and rightly defend them.
9. Be Punctual. Whenever you have an appointment with employers, you should be there on time. Punctuality shows your level of seriousness, how well an employee can trust you and how responsible you are. You have a chance to show an employer how serious you are about the job by being punctual, do not blow it away.
10. Follow Instructions. Countries with high rate of unemployment implications there will be more people competitive for a job than normal. So employers may use the slightest carelessness of job seekers to disqualify them for the job. Therefore pay attention to details and follow instructions.
11. Show why you are the right man for the job. Remember, employers are always looking for someone who is right for the job- someone who will deliver. If you believe you are the one and you want this job, prove it to the employer by showing your competency, talent, skills and experience. You can also be creative when applying this. If you have something to show for it, you can showcase or present it for employers to see.
There are usually large numbers of people competing for a job. In the middle of this, these tips are outlined in other to give you an edge over others. It is believed that applying them will see you appointed for your desired job. Thanks for reading.