Be positive and confident
This is the first and the main step in starting a job hunt. You have to jump into this with a positive attitude.
It means that you should believe in yourself, and your skills and have a positive mindset that you'll eventually get the job you deserve.
Create your resume
There are multiple online tools to create your resume. I designed mine using canva. Make sure to add your all skills and experiences in the resume.
If you already have a resume, make time to update it regularly and especially before a job hunt.
Update your LinkedIn profile
Nowadays most companies ask for your LinkedIn profile in the job application form. LinkedIn profiles act like your portfolio in some cases.
So I recommend properly updating your LinkedIn with this information.
- Profile headline
- Profile picture
- Honors & Awards
Ask for recommendations
The recommendation is a feature available on LinkedIn. You can ask your present or ex-coworkers to give you commends regarding your skills and work. Many employers prefer someone who has multiple recommendations over a person who has none.
Only apply for jobs that match your requirements. Read the job description, responsibilities, and skills required for it. I look for certain things before applying for a job.
- Job title
- Job Type (Remote/On site)
- Company profile and benefits offered
- Number of employees
- Number of followers Some of you may find the number of followers and employees irrelevant. But if you are looking for big companies or other than startup companies then I think these 2 factors matter.
Be organized and patient
Once you get interview calls, start organizing your calendar. I would recommend max 3 scheduled interview calls a day. This way it doesn't drain your energy and keeps you energetic for all interviews.
After the interview, wait for the response call or email patiently. You can send a follow-up email after a week if you don't hear back from your employers.
Lastly, before accepting the offer, you must get an insight about the employer/company from the other employees. Sometimes you get very eye-opening reviews that help you make your decision easy.
I get this by making a connection on LinkedIn with that company's employees which are acting in the same role as me. And don't get settled with only one review. At least ask 2 or 3 people and then make your decision.
Thank you for reading!
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