Things To Consider When Applying For A Job

by Amy C.

Applying for a new job? Don’t get too excited. You don’t want to end up making critical, not to mention embarrassing mistakes. Here are some things you should consider:

1. Do comprehensive research first.

Don’t make the mistake of saying you are looking forward to working in that company because you like what they do if you don’t know what they do in the first place. If the manager asks you what exactly you like in the company, you should have the confidence to answer the question.

Do a research on the company. How long have they been operating? What are the names of the higher officers? When were they founded? How many branches do they have? What is their main goal?

2. Polish your resume and cover letter.

To be honest, most employers do not take time to go through your resume. This is probably why many do not update their resume. But just to get rid of any loose end, make sure you update your resume, make it look impressive and highlight your credentials.

Don’t make it too lengthy. Only add experiences that are relevant to the position you are applying for.

3. Network.

Find out if there are people you know who are working in that company. Learn more about the policies there and their usual criteria in hiring employees. This is also a good time for you to get more information on the nature of work. You don’t want to expend a lot of effort in getting that job only to find out that your heart is not into it.

The internet is also a good source of information. You might come across forums discussing hiring and interview protocols on specific companies.

4. Brush up your communication skills.

Improve your writing, reading and speaking skills. Some companies conduct exams first. If you pass this, you will move on to the interview. So make sure you work on these important skills to increase your chances of getting hired.

5. Dress to impress.

In every company, particularly in the corporate industry, it is important for their employees to be appropriately dressed. It speaks a lot about yourself. Dressing up for the interview also boosts your confidence. So make sure you choose the right attire for the interview.

Show maturity and class in your dressing but make sure you are also comfortable in it. Never don tight-fitting clothes, wear too much make-up or use uncomfortable shoes.

6. Be attentive and amusing.

Most people think an interview has to be rigid and intellectual. It doesn’t have to be. Your goal here is to showcase what you can do and make yourself memorable to the interviewer. That being said, you need to let go of tension and let loose.

Communicate with the interviewer. If he or she is explaining something about the company, listen. Ask some questions afterwards to show your interest. Crack jokes or laugh at them if your interviewer happens to be funny. They want someone who they can easily work with.

If you consider these things, snagging that job should be easier.

This post was written by Amy C.

Amy C. Fountain is a professional who likes to give advice about jobs and employment. She is also the owner of the Tabletop Fountains and Home Decor Art websites.   .

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