Nov 13, 2011
Landing on a job is actually quite easy, if you are really in dire need of one. But that doesn’t always guarantee you a satisfying career, unless you learn to love your work. But of course you would want nothing less than your dream job, so why not make sure that you would get it? It all begins with a successful job application.
Here are a few things you should remember:
1. Apply for the job that matches your skills and interests
It’s your job that would make or break your career, so you must pair it up with your strong points. Better make use of the talents you acquired, as well as the things that you like doing. You may as well take up online education courses to prepare yourself in looking for the job that you want.
2. Consider your goals
You have goals. You want to achieve success. These must then reflect on your job application in order for companies to see that you are determined to get that dream job. Your goals also give an impression that you are highly motivated to go to work and become an asset to the company. Also, try to organize your goals because they help a lot in building a concrete career search. Your goals as well lead you to sound career choices, and serve as guides that keep you from getting lost during your job hunt.
3. Sell yourself with your resume
An important part of a successful job application is the resume. Your resume is not just a file you submit to the company you would want to be part of-it’s a piece of YOU. Design a resume that emphasizes all your strengths and expertise. Include your achievements, recent work experiences, or if you have just taken up an online education, then highlight it too. Employers do not always have the time to read your whole CV, and the first thing they look for are your key competencies. Once they find that, you’re immediately on their shortlist.
4. Interviews are just plain talk
When your job application reaches the interview stage, be at your best when meeting your interviewer. Present yourself with ease, grace and confidence. Most of all don’t let your interviewer scare you. He or she would just be inquiring more about your capacities as well as your desire to work for them. Tell your interviewer about yourcareer choices, your goals, and what you want to achieve in your career search. Give them what they want-straight answers. Don’t worry, they don’t bite.
Keep these tips in mind each time you submit a job application, and it wouldn’t be long before you find that dream job running after you.
By Fae Cheska Esperas