What advice do you have to find a job?

Updated on : December 7, 2021 by Eloise Williams



What advice do you have to find a job?

Job hunting is both luck and strategy. Since half of it is out of your hands, the best thing to do is make sure you've optimized everything you can control.

These are the strategies you must develop to get the job you want and not just any job:

  • Put a lot of effort into your resume

People pay so little attention to your resume. I know a lot of people who still think it's something that their entire work and educational background is written on.

Your resume is the first representation of yourself that hiring managers will see. They'll get initial impressions of that in addition to your sample.

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Job hunting is both luck and strategy. Since half of it is out of your hands, the best thing to do is make sure you've optimized everything you can control.

These are the strategies you must develop to get the job you want and not just any job:

  • Put a lot of effort into your resume

People pay so little attention to your resume. I know a lot of people who still think it's something that their entire work and educational background is written on.

Your resume is the first representation of yourself that hiring managers will see. They'll get initial impressions of that in addition to their sample works, of course.

And they won't just focus on the content of your resume. The way you present yourself has a subconscious effect on the contractors' feelings about your potential.

Make sure your resume is up to date and that you don't have any grammatical errors there as well. Use Canva for a more visually appealing profile. You can also hire a professional to do it for you just to be safe.

  • Extend your search

Many job seekers only trust major Google searches or a few sites they are familiar with when it comes to job hunting. When I was younger, I was always an explorer.

I didn't stop at conventional work platforms. I even looked on Facebook, Craigslist, and some underrated sites. I got my first job on Craigslist and had a great time at that company.

I remember applying to larger job platforms with jobs that offered even lower wages. You see, there is nothing wrong with taking risks on those platforms as well.

So far I have landed some legitimate writing jobs through Facebook. Maximize the use of your social network.

  • Try asking within your network

One of the things I tried before surfing the internet was accessing my network. I asked some friends that I knew were in the field I was trying to break into.

Even though they didn't have any job openings to suggest, they at least gave me expert advice that made my online job search that much easier. So do not leave this option without more.

I read all the answers but could not find the most important problem. The advice to be persistently consistent in your application.

Yes, you should revise your resume and cover letter to fit the best format in the industry you are applying to, but you need consistency rather than modifying the resume.

Consider this example:

Look at the photo above. Which jar do you think will fill first? I think F will be completed first. Why?

Look at it again carefully. When you pour water into A with some consistency, the water level rises to meet the open channel connecting A to B. The outlet at connection B

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I read all the answers but could not find the most important problem. The advice to be persistently consistent in your application.

Yes, you should revise your resume and cover letter to fit the best format in the industry you are applying to, but you need consistency rather than modifying the resume.

Consider this example:

Look at the photo above. Which jar do you think will fill first? I think F will be completed first. Why?

Look at it again carefully. When you pour water into A with some consistency, the water level rises to meet the open channel that connects A to B. The outlet at B that connects to C carries the water to C. Now be careful, the outlet from C to D, although lower than the one connecting to J is blocked from finding an outlet, it flows into J and before it can go up to the inlet of I, L must fill first because its outlet from J is lower. Continue until F fills up.

Looking for work is like pouring water into A. It will take some time to get to F, so you have to be consistent.

Let's look at it another way. There are thousands of job seekers applying for the same job as you and probably hundreds of companies advertising those positions. If you submit a well-written resume and cover letter, the chances of being called for a job are very close to zero, but with more presentations to different companies, the more chances increase. You just have to keep sending. A wall does not fall down once it is hit with a mallet, except that it is already cracked and weak. You need to hit it individually to produce a crack. Persistent blows will widen the crack and soon the wall will give way. Keep posting that resume and soon, HR managers will have nothing else to look at except your resume.

Just remember that water cuts rock not because of its strength but because of its persistent consistency.

Good luck on your search.

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