Finding a job can be stressful, overwhelming and feel like a full time job. Here are six tips from On Time Talent Solutions that can help you land your dream job fast!
What is your dream job? Write down and of the characteristics you want in a job. When you go to apply for positions, only apply for the positions that correlate to your dream job. Don’t waste your time applying for other positions that you know won’t make you happy.
Do Not Settle for a Job
Remember, the end goal is to find your dream job. You aren’t going to be able to do this if you settle for a job that you already aren’t content with. Remain true to yourself even if you have to wait a little bit longer to find that perfect job.
Know the Company
Research what kind of job you want and some potential companies that you would like to work for. It is important to know what is out there and what those companies offer.
Cover Letter! Cover Letter! Cover Letter!
When you apply for a job and send your resume do not forget a cover letter. Although a cover letter doesn’t seem like a big deal, many hiring managers won’t even look at your resume without it.
In your cover letter, you should have your name, your qualifications and a brief paragraph about how you will be an asset to the company. Employers want to know what sets you apart and a cover letter is a good place to talk about it.
Dress for the Job You Want
When going into an interview, it is important to realize that you will be meeting with upper level management. With this being said, you need to dress the part. First impressions are everything, especially when you only have a 20 minute interview, so make sure when going to an interview (especially for a dream job) you look professional and well kept.
Studies show that employers would much rather hire someone who is genuine and down to earth then someone who lacks personality and tells people what they want to hear. With that being said, when you go in for your interview, lose the rehearsed lines and fake smile. Be yourself and give genuine, honest answers. Employers will notice and you will stand out.