How to prepare for a job search?

job searchMost of the people feel stressed when they get think about the job interview or landing in new job. Many job seekers are not aware of an effective job search. The greatest myth in job search is that having an effective resume to land in dream job. But it is not true. Resume is a tool to help a job seeker in landing their dream job. You still need to do rigorous job search to land your dream job. Landing a dream job requires many other skills like strong interpersonal skills and presenting your achievements in a compelling way to aligned with the requirements of the prospective employers.

Below tips may help you for a successful job search:

A resume need not to be in a single page:

Your resume need not to be in a single page. Present a compelling story in your professional resume. There is no particular rule for the number of pages of a resume but a recruiter should not feel bad to read all of them. A resume length should not be more than 3 pages, even if it is a senior profile also.

No need to add the details of age, marital status and hobbies: Your age and marital status, date of birth and number children are not required to include in your resume. Some hobbies like reading books and cooking will not add value to your resume. So, think in a way that the hobbies you are going to added should match with employers requirement.

Cover letter is an important tool in job search: Cover letter is part of resume. It gives briefing about your resume when you are applying for a job. It is a good opportunity to include things which were not included in resume. Just tailor made the resume as per the requirement.

Don’t wait for calls, once you post your resume in job portals: Searching and applying for a job requires proper planning and networking. Applying a job through multiple job boards and sending application doesn’t mean that you will get calls immediately for the jobs you applied. Net work with friends and social media groups and others to know more about the job market.

Follow-up with a note in phone or email: With the widespread increase of internet and other technology tools, people not preferring to take hand written messages. Do follow up with a phone call to the hiring manger or sending an email to the recruiter to whom you have sent the job application.

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