Finding a good job right now in this economy is very hard, and sometimes can feel completely impossible to say it lightly. Although some people may think there are no jobs out there, this is just not the case. There are tons of jobs available to competitive applicants, you just have to be one of those competitive applicants that has the skills that the employer wants. The main advantage that a competitive person has over other applicants is one thing: they know how and when to take ACTION! Now some may think that taking action is overstated but it isn’t. Taking action will be the one quality that separates you from thousands upon hundreds of Americans that are out of work right now. Here are a few tips that will tell you how to find a good job.
1. You have to be smarter than the next job seeker.
Some may think that being smarter than your local competitor means that you have to have better grades or more education than others. However, having a higher GPA (grade point average) will more than likely not help you find a good job in this economy. This is the reason why. Most colleges do not provide hands on training to individuals, thus making your college career somewhat irrelevant to potential employers. So exactly how do you become smarter than the next applicant? You have to become more persistent, motivated, and outspoken.
Let it be known to your potential employer that you are persistent about finding and doing well at whatever job that you obtain. Be assertive about your attributes and what you can bring to the company. Be motivated about working with a new boss, new fellow employees, and most of all be motivated about being able to make the company that you work for MORE MONEY!!! Remember, the reason that the company wants to hire you, is so you can help make the company more money (after all they are a functioning and successful business). Tell the employer how you can help make them more money by working for their company. And lastly, be outspoken! Get noticed, the days of portraying such a professional appearance is pretty much over because everyone else that is applying for the job will be trying to come off as professional as possible. You should still be professional, but in a relaxed sense. Make it known that you have all of the skills, personality, and work ethic to get the job done and be successful at it, and be outspoken about everything you have to offer the company.
2. Implement new strategies and ideas on your resume.
Let’s face it, there is so much talk about how to make a resume, what will make your resume presentable to future employers, and what type of resume should you make for the job you are looking for. While these topics are definitely the basics of applying for a job, you need to stand out among the crowd. If you have been applying for jobs using the same resume style and wording, then maybe you should try different strategies and see what works best. While adhering to the “standards” of job seeking, you need to sell yourself on your resume as this is the first glimpse that your future employer will see of you.
3. Consider moving to another area that has an abundance of jobs.
When you say to most people that job seekers should move to an area with more jobs, this is a given statement that should be generally known. However, for most people it is not. Some think that they should just find jobs close to their house or current city. While this is what most people generally do, it is not the best if you are looking for a “good” job because some people do not live in cities that have much commerce. Dare to be different and show your future employer that you are willing and able to relocate for that dream job. If you are looking for a job, then you have to be willing to move to other places in order to get the job that you want.