Hey Everyone! Megan Here!
Today was the last day of a once a week career seminar that I have been attending for 16 weeks. I gained so much knowledge and was given invaluable pieces of advice. In this post I would like to share some of the advice I was given and some things I have learned over the years. These are 10 Pieces of Advice for Getting a Job.
10 Pieces of Advice for Getting a Job
- Keep your resume up to date at all times. You never know when you might need it. Adding new things continually helps to ensure your resume is as accurate as possible. It is much easier to add details and dates when they are fresh on the brain rather than having to think back several years.
- Take the time to write a cover letter. In my opinion, cover letters can show interest and motivation. This is where you can explain why you are a great candidate for the position.
- In addition, pay attention to the job posting. You can use the job posting to help guide you in writing your cover letter. By looking at their requirements, you can decide what experience and education to highlight to show that you are a good candidate.
- Dress appropriately when going to interviews. The hiring manager needs to know that you are a professional.
- Similarly, be on time. Actually, you should try to arrive a little early. Also, keep in mind possible traffic, trying to find parking, and any other unexpected things that could happen.
- Research the company you are interviewing with. You should be familiar with the mission and values of the company.
- Prepare and research some questions to ask if given the opportunity. Typically, most interviews end with the hiring manager or team asking if you have any questions for them. By having a few questions prepared, this shows that you are interested in the position and company. Depending on what you ask, you might impress them.
- After the interview, send a thank you note. Not only are you showing that you appreciate their time and consideration, but you reiterate your interest in the job.
- Especially important, be careful what you put on social media. For instance, a potential employer could see something inappropriate that you posted and not give you a chance.
- Networking is important. For instance, through networking you can learn about career opportunities or find mentors.
I hope in this list you found some advice you didn’t know or maybe a reminder of something you already did! If you have advice to share, we would love to hear it, so please leave us a comment!
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