As the economy continues to struggle, and unemployment remains high many new college graduates and unemployed workers are having a hard time finding employment. Many are forced to work part time jobs or high turnover sales jobs just to make ends meat. While you should count your blessing that you have a paycheck coming in each month, the job market for workers who know how to job search has never been hotter. Since the recession, companies have been forced to layoff many workers and have slowly been hiring each month.
New employee hires have never been more of an investment for a company then today, as companies look to expand but keep their budget in line. This means that you need to prove your “value” to these companies and justify the salary that you will be earning. All you need to do is provide more value than your competition and you can find your dream job. While this sounds simple it is actually quite complicated and like most talents, it will take hard work and doesn’t come overnight. The good news for you is that interviewing for positions is a numbers game and it only takes one job offer for you to land a position. You just need to know where to look and what skills to sharpen in order to land the job of your choosing.
Having multiple job offers from different jobs is a powerful feeling and allows you to command a larger salary as you will be completely detached during salary negotiation. While there is no secret formula for success, we have worked with many different potential candidates and have come up with a plan for increasing your odds and improving your interviews. If you can follow these steps and put in the required work you can increase your interviews and job offers and prove you are more “valuable” then your competition. Here is a quick breakdown of each step:
Finding Out What Job You Want And How To Reach These Companies
Phone Interviews And Email Correspondence
Interview Skills and Interview Tests
Follow Up Emails and Keeping In Touch