JOB HUNTING-The 5 Steps
Job hunting or job searching is a process of looking for employment, due to unemployment or dissatisfaction with employee’s current job.
STEPS TO FIND A JOB
- Locating jobs
- Researching the employers
1. Locating jobs
Following are most common methods of locating jobs
- Finding a job through a friend or an extended business network, personal network, or online social network service
- Using an employment website
- Looking through the classifieds in newspapers
- Using a private or public employment agency or recruiter
- Looking on a company's web site for open jobs
- Going to a job fair
- Using professional guidance such as outplacement services that give training in writing a resume, applying for jobs and how to be successful at interview.
2. Researching the employers
Majority of serious job seekers do research on employers to which they are applying and this help them during the interview because the employer can clearly see the sign of enthusiasm in the job seeker. Such information collected by the job seeker might include open positions, job description, company full name, locations, Website, business description, year of establishment, revenues, number of employees, stock prices if public, name of senior officers, major products and services, major competitors, strength and weakness.
Networking means contacting as many people as possible personally, through friends, colleagues and relatives and social media. Networking is a highly effective way to find a job. It is estimated that 50% or higher of all jobs are found through networking.
Employers and decision makers are increasingly using online social networking sites to gather information about job applicants.
Job seekers need to begin to pay more attention to what employers and recruiters find when they do their pre-interview information gathering about applicants.
Applying for job is a process to hand out resume or Curriculum Vitae to prospective employers thought posts, visit door to door, email, recruiting agencies and job boards. Another recommended method of job hunting is cold calling or emailing companies that one desires to work for and inquire to whether there are any job vacancies.
It is generally recommended that keep your resume brief, organized, concise, and targeted to the position being sought. With certain occupations, such as graphic design or writing, portfolios of a job seeker's previous work are essential and are evaluated as much, if not more than the person's resume. In most other occupations, the resume should focus on past accomplishments, expressed in terms as concretely as possible (e.g. number of people managed, amount of increased sales or improved customer satisfaction).
After the employer receives the resumes, they make a short list of the potential candidates for interview. During the interview process, interviewers generally look for persons who they believe will be best for the job and work environment. The interview may occur in several rounds until the interviewer is satisfied and offers the job to the applicant