Do you know how to do this?
Job searching can feel overwhelming at times but it doesn’t need to be! Let’s help you get started with some tips.
Update your resume before applying
It sounds simple but updating your resume is a huge part of the job searching process. Employers want to know what you’ve been up to, so this means they will be looking at your experience, skills, and the accomplishments you have highlighted. It’s important to keep things current and fresh as well as ensuring it has the right keywords that will get you past the applicant tracking system. Learn more about that here in this article.
Also, be sure to check for typos and grammatical errors. Make sure to use consistent font sizes and formatting in your resume! Read more tips about creating a resume that wows here.
Don’t worry if you don’t check every box
Many times an employer’s job posting appears more like a wish list with everything but the kitchen sink, but don't despair. If you have the core skills and experience but are lacking one or two things make sure and apply! Don't let the list intimidate you if you are qualified for the role and go for it.
Search on Jobcase
You can search ANYTIME day or night for jobs in your area or work from home opportunities! Follow these easy steps to start looking and applying for jobs right now!
1. Click on Jobs & Companies at the top of the page, or head over here
2. Enter a job into the search field where it says Job Title, Keywords, or Company.
3. Add in your location by filling in your City and State OR zip code. Then click the magnifying glass to search.
4. Once the list is up, click on “View Job" of any you are interested in and then apply to any you feel are a great fit.
To search for a work from home position on Jobcase make sure to check out how to do so here.
Watch out for scams
If a job seems to good to be true it usually is! AVOID any job posts that claim they will give you money up-front to buy any type of equipment, pay you to wrap your car with their logo, ask you to cash a check and mail them back the difference, request a Google hangout immediately, tell you that you can stuff envelopes for cash, or offer to pay you in ANY manner before you have had an interview or have been officially hired. New scams occur every day on the internet so just be on the lookout and trust your judgment!
Know what you want
Make sure when you apply you do so with purpose. Avoid applying anywhere and everywhere! Spend time with each application and tailor your resume and cover letter to meet the needs of each job description. Research the company by visiting their website and see what you can bring to their mission. By highlighting certain skills and qualifications that the employer is looking for, they will be drawn to your resume and want to bring you in for an interview! Remember, it's all about what you bring to them.
Make sure to keep track of where you applied! You can do this with a spreadsheet which you can create on Excel, Google Doc, or even write it down in a notebook, but just make sure to record the following:
• The company’s name and location • Who you spoke to • Email or contact number • Date you applied • Interview info Add the date/time when your interview is scheduled and also include notes after the interview so you can reflect later. • Follow-up Did you send a thank you email or note? • Status Whether you were rejected, offered the job, or asked in for a second interview make a note of it.
Are there any other tips you think should be included?
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why is a guy who at your age and seems like someone who could have been running his own business but yet you like to start at the bottom can you tell me a little about that
#interview well the way I see it is you can hit bottom Many times and get up to the next level. The next level. Moving up in a Corporation and dealing with whoever's in charge . Alot of times gets in the way and you can get jealous and it's hard to live in that type of environment a lot. Now I'm very laid back and don't argue not saying that. But jealous people who think they deserved the job instead is just natural and Iwill somehow get through it. I do whats best for the company.
Not just once but two different times I've been told at interviews that they are looking for someone "less senior" meaning they are discriminating against me based on age. They were foreigners from China so I guess they didn't really know or care about our laws. I also guess they prefer hiring someone who is irresponsible and spends all day on their phone chatting with their friends about which bar they are going to after work. #ageism #interview
Reduce Interview Nerves by Practicing.
There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding a job interview.
One way to alleviate some of the pressure and uncertainty is to rehearse your experience out loud.
Audibly answering common questions (even if you’re by yourself) will help you uncover any rough areas of your delivery and will also help you recall those stories you may not have thought about for many years.
Please don’t just “wing it” at the interview.
Have you ever had to sit through a presentation from someone who’s winging it?
It’s often a rambling mess.
The pressure is up during an interview which will make recalling your old stories on the spot much more difficult.
Take the time beforehand to rehearse those great examples you have to give yourself a competitive advantage over the other candidates.