Tips To Start A Job Search

Are you looking for a job? Don’t know where to start from? If yes, then, this article will definitely help you out. Job hunting is a difficult task involving an organized and focused search. For many people, taking the first step is most confusing. So, here is a guide that will help you to start a job search:

  • Tips To Start A Job Search:
    Dedicate yourself: Make the job search a full-time job so that you give about 3-4 hours daily for searching jobs for you. Turning on the email notification is also a good idea. Giving your full interest in it will help you in getting the best job. Opportunities are fleeting, so it is important that you grab them within the time. Further, if you are a fresher, then list out the priorities in your job. And, if you have prior experience or looking for a job change, then you can list out the things that you don’t want in your next job.
  • Resume: Resume is the first thing that your recruiters will look at. So, it should be refined and polished like a professional document that will introduce you to the recruiters. Be honest and avoid saying anything that is not correct. Use active verb in your resume to make it more impactful. Proofread it properly and keep the format crisp and tight. Writing customized cover letter for each job that you apply for really helps, as it focuses on the requirements of each job and is conceived accordingly.
  •  Online Job Search: Online job portals are a great way of looking for jobs as millions of jobs are added on them. So, begin by registering yourself on any one of the online job search portals and then filling the required information. You can also post your resume after that. It will allow you to apply immediately for the posted jobs and get a response. You can also set filter for the job search regarding the location, industry, qualification, salary package, experience, etc.
  • Networking: Networking is an important part of job search where you can make the most by using your connection. Most companies are willing to work with people that are referred by their employees. Spread in your friends and acquaintances that you are looking for a job. It also helps the employees to get inside information about the hiring process. Social networking can also boost the job search if used correctly. But, be cautious of your social identity as many employers check the social networking profile before hiring.

Using these tips will help will help you in getting a job. But, remember, it might take some time to get a good job. So don’t lose hope and keep looking for the jobs.

Common Hiring Mistakes That Cost Employers Big Bucks

Common Hiring Mistakes That Cost Employers Big BucksHiring process may look easy but in fact it is not that easy as it looks. Getting the right employees for your company is a difficult task and the hiring needs to be done diligently in a most cost-effective and time-saving way.

We have listed out the 5 common hiring mistakes that employers usually make. Bringing the wrong person onboard can have a dreadful effect on your company. It can drain its resources, cause disruption in the office, and even set the stage for legal problems. Therefore one needs to keep the following things in mind while conducting the hiring process:

  • Resumes are not 100% true
    Resumes create best picture of the candidate. Presuming the details are highly accurate in a resume alone provides little to no insight into whether the individual will be a good fit for the position or not. In most cases information given in the resumes are not completely true or highly exaggerated. Therefore relying on it completely is a wrong way of deciding on a candidate.
  • Conducting thorough background checks
    Without conducting a background check it is impossible to know whether the candidate has given the right and complete details or not. Also to know if he/she had any trouble in the past associated with the previous job or on a personal level that may affect your company, one needs to conduct a thorough background check.
  • Considering kin and kith
    When you are in the position to hire people, it’s quite natural to consider your family and friends. But doing so might turn out be a mistake. If the person is unable to meet the requirements of the position, hiring him or her for the job is guaranteed to create ruckus.
  • Being biased
    Avoid hiring a candidate based on your likeability. It would be unfair from the company’s perspective.
  • Clearly-defined hiring process
    Many employers hire candidates without having a clearly-defined hiring process in place. They look through resumes, conduct GDs, interviews, and extend offers in a haphazard manner. Doing so leads to lot of problems. Formal hiring process lessens the likelihood that you’ll hire the wrong people.

Finding and examining candidates takes a substantial amount of effort and time. But the amount of energy and money put in the process should give you your desired results. Therefore avoid the five mistakes highlighted above to find candidates you can count on to add value to your organization.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release June 2014

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Tips To Improve Work PerformanceToday the work-from-home jobs have become quite popular among professionals who are looking to break away from the chains of the nine-to-five working schedule. There are many factors that have contributed to the popularity of the work-from-home solutions. For women professionals who are on maternity leave or otherwise seek a flexible working schedule to balance their personal & professional lives, these work-from-home jobs have proved to be a blessing.

Other people who have benefited from the popularity of work-from-jobs include physically challenged people and those who reside in remote areas. Many people think of home based jobs as cakewalk, but this is just a misconception. Mentioned below are some tips to ensure the success of your home based job or business.

Tips For Making Your Work-From-Home Job A Success

  • Choose A Suitable Job: Depending upon what your forte is, whether it is writing or convincing people, or typing, etc., you may choose the best work-from-home job suited for yourself. Some options include data entry, freelance writer, medical transcription, and so on.
  • Make a Schedule – This is one of the first things to do when you initially start with any work-from-home job. Once you make a schedule, ensure that you stick to it, no matter what.
  • Learn to Multitask – This is an important skill to learn as it will help you save precious time. Rather than doing a single task at a time, it is smarter to juggle a few tasks so that they get done simultaneously. But remember, not to overdo it or it could backfire and you may commit a mistake.
  • Clear Out A Separate Space for Office Work: This is very important as it will ensure a more professional approach towards the work. Remember to keep your professional and personal commitments separate.

Before signing up for any work-from-home job, it is very important to ensure that it is not a scam. As per recent research, it was found that home-based job scams were listed among the top ten common internet scams. Once you have established that the company you are about to work with is a genuine one, you can follow the tips mentioned above to make your work-from-job a success.

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