The Flexible Workforce
6 Ways to Keep Your Job Search Positive
With all of its ups and downs, a long term job search can become quite tiring. Sometimes it can feel like your efforts are futile, but don’t despair! Instead, turn to a few of the following tips to keep your spirits positive.
Succeed at Your Online Job Search
title=”Looking for a new employment opportunity” src=”https://www.akraya.com/wp-content/uploads/attachments/Looking-for-a-new-employment-opportunity1.jpg” alt=”” width=”240″ height=”221″ />With the US unemployment rate at 10.80 percent, competition continues to be fierce in the job market. New positions are being posted daily, but it can be frustrating when your resume fails generate as much response as you would like. If you’re having trouble with your online job search, here are several tips that will make your efforts more effective and increase your chances of getting hired.
Phone Interview? No Problem!
The first step to landing a job is doing well in the phone interview. Hiring managers use phone interviews as a screening method, and to make it past this first round you need to assure the hiring manger that you have the necessary communications skills and experience needed for the position.
How to Network Like a Pro
The most common advice you will hear when it comes to finding a job is to network, then network some more. Attending networking events expands your circle of contacts and helps keep you on the forefront of people’s minds. Connecting with another professional for even just a few minutes at an event could lead to future referrals, partnerships or even job offers. But have you ever wondered exactly how it is done?
Go From Temp to Full Time
In today’s world of economic uncertainty, companies are relying on contract or temporary workers to help meet the demands of business. This means that you may have an easier time finding work as a contractor than searching as a regular employee. There may be a definite end date in sight, but contract workers often receive full benefits, greater pay than their full time counterparts and a more flexible schedule.
Make the Most of Gaps in Employment
If you’ve been out of work for any significant amount of time, it’s a good idea to start engaging in activities to make that employment gap in your resume seem more like a positive than a negative. If during an interview you’re asked to explain a long gap in your employment history, you definitely want to avoid looking unproductive. It’s wise to keep the task of looking for a job first on your priority list, but we recommend looking into some of the below activities, as well.
Tweet Your Way to Your Dream Job!
By now, I’m sure we’ve all heard about the power of Twitter. It’s the preferred method of millions of socially-connected people to keep up with their favorite friends, celebrities and politicians. Sure, you understand how to post links and update your friends with short messages, but did you also know that Twitter can be used as an effective tool to locate open jobs in your area?