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The 3R’S In A Successful Job Search

Posted by | October 13, 2015 | Graduate Article

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It is every job seeker’s wish to finally land a job. For some, it is all about getting that perfect job, while for others, it is just about getting any available job. Whatever your desire for getting a job, there are certain things you need to have in mind in order to truly be successful in your search.

According to Justus Ng’etich, a recruitment manager at Corporate Staffing Services, having a plan can be both helpful and frustrating.

“You can plan for the job search and end up not getting a job in your field. However, if you do not have one, you will lack a focus,”he says.

Here are three things you need to do to prepare yourself for the job search.

Things To do To Be Successful In Your Job Search

1. Read
It is said that to gain knowledge, you need to read. This is no exception to job searching. In order to be successful in your search you need to read about the various professions out there. If you already have one in mind, you may want to read more about it in order to find out what you need to do to make yourself more marketable in your field.

Believe it or not, reading will enable you to identify the right strategy you need to use in order to get that job that you have been yearning for.

2. Research
This is the most important part of job searching. It involves a number of things. The first thing you research abound is the companies that you would like to work for. You need to know everything there is about the company. After you have done this, you may go ahead and do a bit more research about the people who work there and identify who you need to get close to. This will contribute a great deal to your finding a job.

Research will also require you to find out the salary ranges for your level of qualifications hence preparing you in case you get called for an interview. This will go a long way to ensuring that you do not get paid too low a salary and also keep you from quoting unreasonable figures.

3. Revamp
This is the most important part of your preparation as it symbolizes your readiness to get hired. You need to make sure that your documents are up to date and that they speak well of you. The following are the documents that you need to pay special attention to.

Your CV – Make sure that your CV is customized for that particular job that you are looking for. Most people think that a CV is just a CV. Do not be fooled, if you want a potential employer to notice you, your CV has to speak volumes.

The Cover letter – The mistake that most job seekers make is recycling the same cover letter for all applications. Did you know that most employers and recruiters perceive this as a form of laziness? Give your cover letter a ‘makeover’ and make sure it represents you in a professional manner.

Wishing you the very best as you prepare to begin your job search.