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Job Hunting Success

Mar 2, 2008
If you are out looking for a job, do not expect your employer to know what your employment value is just by looking at your resume or by interviewing you. It is your responsibility to prove this to him or her. Also, if you allow the employers to determine your value, then the chances of them coming to the wrong conclusion will be strong. In order to prevent this, you need to know exactly who you are, what you are capable of, and what it is that you have to sell.

For instance, if you are having a discussion with your prospective employer, then you should probably address issues like how you can help him or her become more successful. This is the only topic that will grab any attention as any other topic would be a waste of time.

You should always know your value as an employee before you actually begin searching for a job so that you can take control of the entire job-search process. Make sure to define certain goals for yourself. Once you have decided what you are looking for before you actually start looking for something, you will have the right clues as to where and when to start looking.

Any job search in order to find a job can be a daunting task. Be prepared to devote all your time and energy in this process. If you are presently unemployed, prepare yourself to spend at least 30 hours every week in searching for a job. If you happen to be employed, then prepare yourself for an "extra" job over the next few months until you find yourself a new job.

Tips for Effective Job-Hunting

Job hunting can be quite intimidating and stressful and can sometimes produce both depression and anxiety in an individual. It probably will take a lot of time for you to find employment, so it is advisable to start as soon as you can and patience is a must!

In addition, make sure that you have a specific goal, but still be prepared and flexible in your approach and your use of alternate options is sometimes necessary. While knowing what kind of a job you want is essential to your job search, you must also keep in mind that there is no guarantee that you will find what you are looking for.

There are loads of opportunities out there and plenty of help is available, so don't ever be afraid to ask for help. Ask friends, associates, relatives and even career advisors for help. There's no point in maintaining that "I can do this myself" attitude; the task is generally bigger than you can imagine!

Churning out hundreds of resumes is just a waste of time and energy. Employers receive millions of resume each day and this can get pretty annoying! Getting professional help when making your resume sounds like a good idea as this will help you stand out from the crowd.

Networking is absolutely necessary when you're out searching for jobs. From job search support groups to former co-workers, bosses, and old classmates, there are many sources out there. Check internet job search engines as there are thousands of sites available.

Follow these few tips and you can rest assured that your job hunt will end up in success!
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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