5 Great Tips For Conducting The Best Job Search Ever!

Finding a new job can be a daunting task. You need to make sure your job search involves positions you’re qualified for, but you also want to land a position that pays well and comes with some benefits. And, since it wouldn’t hurt to do a job search for companies that treat their employees right, the stakes can be pretty high.

A good job search starts with you. You’ll need to do some things in advance before you head out the door to apply or interview. First off you’ll want to get your resume in order. Make sure it’s accurate and offers a fair representation of your past experiences and qualifications. Keep it as short as possible while not skipping over major details. Next, you’ll want to make sure you have your references in order before you conduct a job search. Employers like to hear as well as see that potential hires can do the job.

With your paperwork straight, you can now begin a more thorough job search. Here are five tips to help make that job search go more smoothly:

* Evaluate your skills, strengths and weaknesses. Try to match up what you can do and what you’re trained to do with ideal positions. Going after the wrong kinds of jobs for your skill set can be an exercise in futility.
* Evaluate your desires. If you have a 10-year background in management, you might not want to settle for an entry-level position. Make sure you know what you want and try to find jobs to match not only your qualifications, but also your actual worth. Sometimes this might not be possible, but shoot as close to the mark as you possibly can in your job search.
* Narrow searches by location, type of job and pay. You don’t want to waste your time going after minimum pay jobs if you’re over qualified and vice versa. The more you focus your job search, the less time you’ll waste on positions that don’t fit the bill. But, do be honest with yourself. If you’re only qualified for an entry level, go after one with the notion of building on it for a better career.
* Consider skill enhancements. If you’re a computer programmer, but you haven’t taken a new course in five years, you might want to add a certification or two to your resume before you start your job search. Or, at the very least, have some retraining or advanced training in the works when you start applying.
* Use the tools at your fingertips. A good job search covers all the bases. This means those on the hunt look online, in papers, and even in trade magazines to find ideal positions. The more you spread out your search, the better.

There’s no magic way to land a position and ensure a job search will be ideal, but the more realistic you are about yourself and you are to yourself during a search, the more likely you are to land the right job. Take time to evaluate where you are in your career and your background and be certain to have all paperwork in order before you begin your job search. With some time and patience and a bit of confidence thrown in, you’ll likely have a successful job search.

Job Searching Tips

Upon reading forums I see that it is the hiring managers responsibility to go back through and change the status to “No Longer Under Consideration” but the Hiring Manager has to go back through and do this for all the perspective employees whose applications they acknowledged. Sometimes they don’t do this for all of them as there can be hundreds at a time. They have to acknowledge them electronically every time someone applies and once the position is filled or you are no longer considered for it they don’t go back through each and every applicant to acknowledge that you either didn’t qualify or you did qualify but someone just happened to have more experience than you. Keep applying. Also, if the company website states that you are still under consideration, CALL THEM if it has been over a week since you interviewed.

When you initially apply sometimes a company will send you an e-mail acknowledging that they received your application and or Resume. In this e-mail they will state that they will review the information given and if you have the skill set that they are looking for someone will contact you. After receiving this e-mail it is good to call in a couple of days to let them know you are still available and interested if the position is still open. You may receive a follow up e-mail within two days to two weeks letting you know that you are no longer considered for the position but it is best not to wait for that follow up e-mail.

Do not wait for a response to one particular job opening. Keep applying to other places. Keep up with checking on your Resumes and applications. Do not get discouraged if you see a job that you applied for back on the job search site. If you are still interested, simply reapply. It may have been that at the time of your initial inquiry that there were more experienced candidates even though you did have qualifications they were looking for. Perhaps one of the initial candidates may have not taken the opportunity. Seeing the Job posting again does not mean that you were not at least considered.