How to search for jobs in 2020
It’s not enough to just let your CV hang out on job sites and hope for the dream job. Looking for a job is a full-time job and you have to be well prepared. Here are a few tips.
You have to stand out from the crowd to be noticed-Doing otherwise. Be different!
Polish your CV and please, Indeed is not a CV layout platform. I receive many poorly done documents—no details, outdated and even worse, with incorrect contact details. For sure, you already leave with a catch if your resume is not right.
Make a comprehensive list of your skills and qualities as an employee and feel free to add it to your resume. Employers like people who are confident and recognize their limits.
Take the time to research the kinds of businesses that interest you—a sector of activity, location, opportunities for advancement, and potential benefits. There is much more to consider than the salary. Try to project yourself five years ahead. What would you like to have accomplished? Where do you see yourself?
When you have completed your list, I suggest 15 to 20 companies take the time to prepare well. Visit company websites. Find out about them. Search through Google to see the comments entered. It’s just like restaurants these days, so there’s no reason not to be well informed.
Ask for help or advice. Linked-In is a great place to start. You will be surprised at the number of people who are inclined to help you. Plus, it's free! For example, check on Linked-In, the number of employees who work or have worked in the companies you want. Is there a reasonable retention rate, or is it a strainer?
Also, watch out for job postings that are too perfect and extraordinary to be true. Many employers, unfortunately, beautify their adds much more than it takes to attract candidates, and suddenly it's a different reality. For example, you are a heavy truck mechanic, and you see a position that pays up to $ 40 / hour. Ask yourself a simple question; is this possible in this type of business or industry? I highly doubt it. I speak to you, knowingly.
When it's all over, your companies are listed, and you have sent your CV to them. Calls are starting to come in for interviews, that can get worse. The interview is where it goes or what it breaks. 80% of success will be in the way you present yourself there.
Take care of and adjust your physical appearance according to the position for which you will be interviewed. Too dressed is not suitable for a manual job. For example, not dressed enough, and you will lose points. I suggest you be "casual"—shirt or Polo with clean trousers, quality dockers or jeans, without stains. Antiperspirant, please and lie for the breath. Nothing is more irritating than meeting someone who smells bad.
Last point, but here I have to insist. If you cannot attend, contact the employer-No SMS or texting. It is unprofessional unless otherwise discussed with the employer. Call or email. Whatever the reason. It's important to stay professional and respectful. You never know if in 5 years, you will apply to THE job so sought after and that there, surprise; the hiring manager is the one you gave false coupons to a few years ago. What do you think will happen?
You have to be serious in your approach. Be active, not passive. Opportunities present themselves to people who are on the move!