Perfect the Job Hunt
No matter what, job hunting is difficult. The stress and time associated with the job hunt can be overwhelming at times. However, there are a few things you can do to get more prepared. Here’s how to ace the job hunt.
Fix up your resume
Make sure your resume is up to date and free of grammatical errors. To avoid errors, have another person read through your resume. New eyes may be able to catch errors that you have passed over a hundred times. You may also want to adapt your resume to whatever job you are applying for. Research the format resumes are for the field you are applying in. Make sure you know your resume well so that you are prepared for any questions the interviewer may ask you about your previous experience.
Check your social media
With social media becoming more and more popular, job recruiters are using it as an opportunity to get to know their candidates better. With that being said, many potential candidates are passed up every day because their online personas don’t match with the company’s values. It is important to know where to draw the line when it comes to what you post on social media.
Before your interview, fully research the company. Look at their company website, their blog, social media accounts, and any articles written about them. Knowing more about the company, their values, and how they operate helps you understand if you truly mesh with the company.
You should always be fully aware of the job description you are paying for. An interviewer may ask you specific questions based on the job description, so you’ll want to be prepared in that case.
Be professional, but be yourself
Prior to your interview, practice answering some common interview questions. However, when it comes time for the interview, don’t sound too rehearsed. Make sure your personality comes through in your answers.
During your interview, your body language is extremely important. Make sure to sit up straight and do not slouch. This shows that you are alert and paying attention to what the interviewer is saying. In addition, eye contact is very important. Maintaining eye contact throughout the interview creates a connection with the interviewer and shows that you are listening to what the interviewer is saying.
After your interview is over, make sure to follow up with an email or a thank you not. This acts as a last point of contact and keeps you in the mind of the interviewer.