Landing the perfect job isn’t as hard as it may seem if you really give the application process your all. Staying organized throughout the job search and having the right skills under your belt can place you well ahead of the competition and get you an interview with a great company. Below is a list of guidelines that prove beneficial during the application process to keep you organized—one of the many skills potential employers will be looking for in a job candidate.
Putting your Skills to Work
- No matter what industry you hope to land a career in, having the ability to communicate well both written and verbally will show the employer that you are able to reach your target market with effective messaging. A great way to show the employer that you encompass proper communication skills is by guest blogging or creating your very own blog. This will demonstrate a drive to better your writing skills, learn about new topics and voice your opinion.
- Have a social media presence? If so, do not fill your Facebook or Twitter page with junk that will make you look bad. Rather, use them as modes of communication, network with others and become part of a group.
- To show that you are accustomed and up-to-date with the latest technology trends, research new advancements in the tech world and be willing to talk about them, offering your opinion and ways that it could continue to improve.
Staying Organized During the Job Search
Organization is important when applying to, and looking for jobs. Here are a few tips that will help you to stay organized during your job search:
- Keep a list of the jobs that you have applied for. Include the date that you applied and the link to the site that contains the job description. During a phone or in person interview, you will be able to refer back to the job description because sometimes the employer will take the job post down once they acquire enough candidates to conduct interviews. Also note, applying to the same job twice or forgetting that you applied to a job once the employer contacts you will most likely cost you a position with that company.
- Have an updated version of your resume on Google Documents. This is important because you will be able to quickly and conveniently access your resume if you run into, or meet a potential employer.
- Looking for specific tools that will help you manage your career search? JibberJobber and FreshTransition are free to use and will organize the career search for you. All you need to do is sign up to get started!
Author Bio:- I work at a technology recruiting company in New York City called Landover Associates. In the seven years that I have worked at Landover, I’ve interviewed well over 10,000 people looking to advance their career.