Jun 27, 2012
There is always a first time in everything that we do, even in applying for a job. This job may be your dream job, or just a stepping stone on your level up for the next career, but still, it is important that you put your best foot forward in order to be successful.
Learning how to apply for a job may be nerve-wrecking especially for those who will be doing it for the first time. Nobody wants to fain on their first attempt, so here are some tips you can follow on how to apply for a job and be hired.
The first step in applying for a job is job hunting. Where would you apply and how would you know what positions are available in the companies? In this step, you can browse through classified ads of local newspapers you have. Highlight the companies or job offers that you think you are qualified.
If you are still not contented with the job openings you have seen on the classified, then use the modernized way on looking for jobs! You can use the internet and search for job openings on areas near your location. You can browse online using the specific job that you want and you will be given multiple choices in your account.
You have to be careful, though, because some companies may not be legit. If you have found what you are looking for, list down the name of the company, where is it located and what position you are willing to apply in the said company.
Prepare a good and complete resume on hand. If you are targeting to apply in 5 different companies, make 3 or 4 more resumes as to have extra resumes with you. You might find a job opening that you might be interested in as you walk along the streets, so it is better to be prepared. How hard it would be to print out and bring another 3 or 4 copies of extra resumes? In your resume, make sure you make a good output. Only include those details that are needed and do not overflow it with unnecessary details.
Keep your resume with a maximum of 2 pages only. Do not submit a 4 pages resume because the company does not have the time to go through in each page of the resume if all applicants submit 4 pages resume each. Circulate and even out all details that you put in your resume. Since you have an idea on what position you want to apply for in the company, it is best to put the experiences that matches the job position first.
Complete the necessary details such as what was the company name that you worked for and for how long. Describe the job duties in bullet form so it can be easier to be read than in paragraph forms.
Once you are called for an interview, make sure to be on your best attire. The slogan “First impressions lasts.” is very effective if you are applying for a job. Therefore, you need to look presentable and dress appropriately for the interview. Impress the interviewer as if you are already one of the workers in the company. Follow these steps on how to apply for a job and be hired at once.
By Danny Lartana