Establishing A Structured Job Search

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With the demands of a saturated job market, it’s important to establish a structured job search in order to land the job of your dreams. Here are various ways to help you narrow down your search and bag the job you’ve always wanted in no time at all!

Get In The Zone

First, you need to have the right mindset as you prepare yourself for getting out there and landing a job. You want to adopt the mindset that looking for a job is a full time job. You want to apply yourself if you want results but you need to apply yourself thickly because for most people, the job of their dreams don’t necessarily land on their laps, they look for it earnestly and grab the opportunity before its gone.

Be Informed

Being unemployed meant having all the time in the world to do whatever you want. Make sure you spent your time wisely and productively by checking out all the trends and issues surrounding the industry you are in or will be in. Don’t get left behind, you want to get an idea what you can expect once you join the workforce.

Start Networking

Networking is not limited to marketers at all. The advent of Web 2.0 paved the way for social networking sites like LinkedIn and Facebook and as a job seeker; you want to get as much help as you can to spread the word about your cause, in this case, finding a great job. LinkedIn is an excellent social networking site to start off because it caters to professionals seeking to widen their networks. It’s a fantastic place to look for job openings or introducing yourself to people who might be able to help you find the job you want.

Join Member Groups

One of the best ways to add “gravitas” to your credentials is to join certain member groups, membership organizations or any other relevant trade associations that are related to your industry. This is a great way to rub shoulders with industry leaders, connect with fellow members and hopefully, build connections that may pave the way for landing a great job.

Follow Up On Current Applications

Most jobseekers tend to jump at a chance for a new opening but never really following up on their application after they’ve sent their resume and they never hear from the company again. Often times, this is mostly because the position might not have been the best fit for your skills. However, if you take time to make that call, treat the hiring manager or human resources personnel right, you are bound to make a great impression and may be considered for future job openings.

Tweak Your Resume

Creating flexibility in your job search will require creative ways to showcase your skill set. Always update your resume regularly or better yet, use different versions of your resume. Do note that it will take time before you see the desired results but creating standout resumes is the first step towards bagging the job.

Establishing structure, stability and listing achieving your goals during job seeking is understandably challenging. However, just keep the abovementioned tips in mind in order to boost productivity and improve your chances of finding the job that suits your skills and personality the best.

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Tina Lee-Almazar | Tinaciouslee

Tina Lee-Almazar is a writer and editor based in the Philippines. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Centro Escolar University in Manila. She started out as a production associate at ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network in 2004 before transitioning to creative writing in 2006. Her years of experience as a writer resulted in having considerable knowledge in a variety of writing fields. When she’s not surrounding herself with pretty things or discussing herself in the third person, Tina watches funny cat videos all day.

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