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Do’s and Don’ts to Follow When Searching For a New Job

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Planning to gear up for a new job? Great! We are with you…

If you are a fresher or someone with lesser work experience, it is natural to get daunted by the thought of facing stiff competition in the job market. However, keeping in mind some simple do’s and don’ts of job search, you can stay on top of your game and land the right job.

So, let’s get started with some important job search tip.

Job Search: Do’s  

  • Envision your goal

Defining your career goals for yourself is the first step towards a successful job search. Analyze what you want to do and achieve in your professional journey as it helps you to stay focused during your job search.

Once you have more clarity on your career goals, show them in your resume as well as cover letter. Hiring managers prefer a resume that has more clarity on career goals and plans to align them with the open roles.

  • Identify your interest areas

Not all kinds of jobs will fit it in your preference criteria, right? Therefore, the next step is to target the specific job roles, companies, and industries you want to get a job. Make a focused job search by doing proper research of companies and industries currently hiring in your field of interest to save time in applying to any random jobs.

One more benefit of doing proper research of companies you want to work with is that you come to know more about their business portfolio, work culture & policies, vision, etc. which is all easily available on company websites. This will allow you to prepare accordingly for your job interviews also.

  • Highlight your value 

One of the most important tips that can help you to impress recruiters is by highlighting the values that make you a potential asset for the company you are applying for. Keep your job application focused by clearly defining your skills, achievements, and strengths that make you the perfect candidate for hiring managers.

Some key areas that you should cover in your resume include:

  • What new skills you have acquired that fit in the job role?
  • What are your key accomplishments?
  • What value you can add to the company?

Keep these pointers in mind at the time of writing your job application.

Job Search: Don’ts

As a fresher, it is possible to commit any of these mistakes mentioned below. For a successful job search, just stop doing these things:

  • Stop sending the same application

It is not advisable to keep sending the same resume and job application for all job openings. Take out some time to tweak your resume and customize it as per the job description for each job opening. Every hiring manager has different requirements; therefore, never commit this mistake.

You can easily create a professional CV with the help of Firstnaukri free online CV builder tool in few seconds.

  • Don’t ignore the importance of a cover letter

Your resume is definitely one of the most important documents you need to reach out to recruiters for getting shortlisted. However, you should also work on creating a perfect cover letter for your job search and be creative with it to send across the right message to recruiters.

  • Don’t ignore the job description

Applying randomly to any number of jobs is one of the biggest mistakes job seekers at beginners’ level commit. Read the complete job description carefully to understand the requirements before applying.

Also, this helps you to tailor-made your resume and add relevant keywords mentioned in the description to easily pass through the ATS tool (Application Tracking System) used by recruiters for shortlisting suitable candidates.

You cannot see the results overnight and need to work consistently on the above-mentioned job search tips. Take your time to build the right job search approach and create a persuasive resume to score your dream job.

All the best!

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