It is no secret that we tend to think of computers when talking about looking for a job online. A standard internet search on your computer will turn up a number of career search websites. Did you also know that you can use your smart phone as well? You can! Whether you have an iPhone, Windows phone, or Android phone, you can use this device to job search. On your phone’s marketplace, you’ll find a number of job search app designed to get the job done.
First, you can talk to fellow job seekers. Maybe you have a friend or two that are looking for a job, or a family member. Talking to people who have been immersed in a job search for weeks or more can help. They can give you tips on where to search and places to avoid. They can also provide encouragement and keep you motivated.
Consider focusing on your passions, even if life is going chaotic and crazy. Know that when you can find time to do what is considered a meditational moment for you, you will balance out your life.
Many employers do not like to list the pay in online job listings. However, as a small business, you are at a disadvantage. Many job seekers have an idea of how much pay they are looking for or should be receiving. There are many resources out there for job seekers to see industry averages for pay.
Applying for every job you “FEEL” you may qualify for. Recruiters and employers hate to see resumes of professionals who seem to be “Jack of all trades, master of none”. You will seem unorganized and this method will show a lack of career focus. To a manager, you are just seeking a job vs building a career.
At Least: At least is a common phrase used in a United Opt. Basically, the company is trying to say this is required or necessary without actually stating so. For you to apply for the job in question, it is recommended that you meet their requirements. With that said, what if the company is looking for “qualified individuals with at least 5 years in a management position” and you have 4 years? That is pretty close and it won’t hurt to take a chance.
Another way to find a job on a job search site is to do a search with a duty. For example, a retail worker often must perform sales work, customer service, and checking out customers. Ideal search phrases include customer service, cashier, sales, and so forth.
DON’T pester the company with requests for a response. There’s a reason why they say, “don’t call us, we’ll call you”. If they looked upon you favorably, seeming pushy can sour that golden image. If they were on the fence about you, then the call can tip your resume into the trash. Spend your time looking for other opportunities, looking for additional training to expand your skill set, or just take a walk. Patience and persistence are hard to balance, but balancing them is key to building a career.