Today’s Top 5 Tips for Job Seekers
Art Koff gives job seekers 5 tips for getting ahead in the race to better employment. Follow these awesome tips to ensure a successful job search.
1. Rehearse Your Interview
Try to get an interview with an employer that is not your first choice in order to practice your interviewing skills. You don't want to go to your first interview in a long time with the employer you are really interested in working for and make easily correctable mistakes.
2. Rewrite Your Resume
Consider having your resume re-written or updated by an expert as the resume you used years ago is no longer appropriate.
3. Offer to Start as a Temp or Consultant
When applying for a job tell the employer you are willing to start working as a consultant or on a project basis. Temporary employment or working on a consultative basis can often lead to full-time work.
4. Study the Employer Prior to Interviewing
For example contact someone who works for this employer who attended the same school you went to saying. "Hi. You and I went to the same school but graduated at different times. I'm interviewing for a position in your firm later this week and, before I meet with the hiring manager, I would like to test out a couple questions I have about the firm on you and see what you think the answers might be." (Later, ask if you can use their name as an employee referral)
5. Volunteer With a Charity or Non-Profit
Although in most cases there is little or no monetary compensation, it is often excellent experience and can possibly lead to employment with a firm that is seeking that particular experience or appreciates your work ethic. It is also easier to find employment while you are working as you have a better mind set. Looking for a job on a full-time basis is not a very rewarding experience.