June is a month that is flooded with recent graduates looking for jobs. It is also the month that educators may be looking for interim summer positions. And, companies operating on a fiscal year, may be looking at their year-end budgets in June and in attempts to show a better profit, cutting some jobs. This month I will be running a series of Job Search Tips that will be helpful to job seekers and can be applied today or any time in the future that you may be involved in an active job search.
2. Write down the reasons why a particular job is perfect for you. You don’t just need to sell an interviewer that you’re the right person; you need to convince yourself as well.
3. Eliminate time-wasters from your job search. A lot of the time that could be spent on finding a job is squandered with activities that seem productive, but aren’t.
4. You may need to conduct a confidential job search. Some companies will fire employees simply because they are looking for another job — they perceive it as “disloyal.”
5. Be honest, credible, and always “above board” in your job search. Honesty, integrity, and truthfulness are critical to your success.
Why do smart, successful people fail at finding a new job? They don’t know how to look for work and their job search is haphazard and disorganized. People who are most successful in finding and getting the job show a willingness to invest their time, energy, and money in their job search. And another key to success in a job search is following up. Don’t sabotage all the hard work of job search by neglecting to follow up. “Do or do not: There is no try.” Yoda was right. You’re not “trying” to get a job, you’re doing it. And doing it means taking focused action.