There are all kinds of services available to you.
Many are even free. Some provide counseling, aid in job searching, and some even help you determine what you might be good at.
Using the right job search strategies you can find that job you've been waiting for.
When you are in the job market you need to be prepared.
That means you need to have voice mail and the message should be professional in nature. If you have a home phone and a cell phone then you need to have voice mail on both. You should also provide your email address on all cover letters.
Recruiting agencies are valuable tools for anyone who is looking for employment.
You can find a number of excellent ones online. There are recruiting agencies of varying sizes and there are also those that specialize in head hunting for certain types of employers/employees such as medical or business careers.
Training can mean the difference between getting a job and not getting a job, so make sure that you include the list of all the training you've had, no matter how irrelevant you may think it is.
You should also take inventory of the training you do have, and decide if there is certain training or any professional course that might benefit you, and then decide if you should take it.
Many people looking for employment fail to recognize how important a job interview mock up can be for nailing the job.
Interviews can be stressful times and by practicing you are far more likely to be relaxed because you've rehearsed, and you are comfortable with the type of questions you are likely to be asked.
Your resume is like your advertisement for you and your skills.
Don't just put together a resume, put together a stunning resume that will grab the attention of recruiters or human resource personal looking to fill positions.
Social Networking sites like LinkedIn are excellent tools for connecting with management, colleagues, and business owners. Facebook can be another excellent tool and let's not forget the value of blogging. Hanging around blogs, forums and discussion groups that are related to the type of work you are looking for can build connections and allow you to maybe get a heads up on a job opening.
Look for industries that are experiencing significant growth, because there a much bigger likelihood of finding job opportunities.
This is a great way to network and make new connections. Every new connection you make has the potential to lead you towards a new job or career.
Off-course, If you've left previous employers on good terms they can be a valuable networking resource when you are in the market for a new job.
Answer should show that they have a strong character and willpower to face anyone if they feel their point is right. They should be able to articulate and justify their arguments in a clear, logical and reasonable way.
Applicant's answer should show that they have a very clear point of view and expresses them forcefully whenever the need arises, takes the initiative to prove his/her point, has a strong, commercial,l ethical viewpoint.
You want to hear that the applicant has taken on extra work to help the company, to help the team's performance, and/or to help meet an objective set for his/her department.
Candidate should show strong character and will-power when answering question. They should appear to easily over-come obstacles.
Applicant's answer should that they know the difference between high and low priority tasks.
Pay attention to the heroes and look for the qualities they admire. Do they possess any of those qualities? Look for historic figures that have demonstrated a clear purpose, enthusiasm and all the other specific qualities that resonant with the position you are offering.
Job seeker should demonstrate a good knowledge of the company, especially its past achievements, and have an optimistic and positive view of its future.
Job Seeker should demonstrate a real ambition that is also backed by a persistence and real enthusiasm to succeed. However, check that this ambition is balanced by a sense of clear-headiness and an innate common sense. Make sure that the candidate is 'grounded' in reality.
Job seeker should be able to view the positive potential of co-workers; does not rule out the possibility that a co-worker may want more responsibility; co-workers want to learn more; job seeker should recognize that the short term training investment will pay off in the long term.
They can do it better them selves:
☆ Can't trust him/her to do it
☆ He/she is not qualified enough
☆ They don't want anymore added responsibilities
☆ I don't have time to show anyone how to do it
☆ No one to delegate to
☆ I am the only one that can do it.
Job seeker should explain he knows how to outline desired results, ask for progress reports, sets interim deadlines, and does not overly focus on the methodology.
Clear instructions with decisive standards; everyone should know what needs to be done, when it should be finished, and the quality/detail needed. A job seeker should delegate the objective, not the procedure.
Employee should see delegation as an effective management skill which allows staff to use and develop their skills and knowledge to their full potential. A cynical view of this skill is a warning sign.
Candidate should understand the dynamics of change in any form of organization and be able to determine the problems of conflict and how they relate to the change. Candidate should be a problem-solver and handle dilemmas and/or conflicts effectively. They should recognize the potential problems that may arise from a lack of attention and the inability or reluctance to change.
Answer should include the five following key criteria:
☆ Views (the environmental view
☆ The marketplace view
☆ The project view
☆ the measurement view)
☆ Driving forces
☆ Ideal position.
The candidate's ability to define his/her ideal position in clear, strategic terms is plus.
Candidate should be flexible, be an influential decision maker on their own, and manage good relation ships with co-workers. For example, when groups with similar interests create strategic alliances, they are much more likely to achieve their goals. Allies may also be sympathetic insiders. A good candidate should understand these concepts. A sympathetic senior bureaucrat in the right organization who understands your project can also provide the most help. Finding such a person and fostering that relationship shows initiative.
Candidate should believe it is easier to make better and more effective choices after identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. A SWOT analysis can be applied to a position, an idea, an individual, or an organization and is essential for good decision-making.
A good candidate will list at least some of the following criteria:
☆ A clear defining of the goals and objectives of the campaign
☆ Identification of opponents
☆ Carrying out a SWOT analysis
☆ Imagining and playing scenarios
☆ Identifying primary and secondary targets
☆ Identifying allies
☆ Deciding what resources are required (salaries, expenses, other)
☆ Devising tactics
☆ Drawing up an action timetable.
A candidate should see strategic thinking as a process of learning and you turn ideas into reality by developing one's abilities in team work, problem solving, and critical thinking. They should see it as a tool to help a business or organization confront change, plan for and make transitions, and envision new possibilities and opportunities.