Tips For First Interview !!

First interviews are the biggest interviews. They tell the recruiter whether or not they want you to move on to the next process for the position.

About yourself: Believe it or not this is your chance to brag about your talents. This means be confident in when describing your skills and your past experiences. By no means do not gloat and come off as too good for the company. Bragging means being confident about you, they will want to know why you think you are a good fit for the company. More often than you think, job candidates have disclosed too much personal information about themselves in the first interview. The first interview is to basically go over your resume, your skills; how you can help their company if it is something you would be interested. Avoid going into too much detail of your personal life. Stay on topic of your education, past work experiences and any hobbies that may benefit the position.

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Your resume: Always bring an extra copy of your resume even if the recruiter states that they have a copy. A good rule of thumb is to always come over prepared than under prepared. Sometimes the recruiter can misplace or forget your resume. Bring extras in a nice folder or portfolio and offer then another one if they need it.

Follow up with a thank you: It’s all about leaving with good impressions. Always thank your recruiter for the opportunity they have given you. Some recruiters have stated that they had to two equally qualified candidates and that they went with the candidate that followed up with a thank you letter. You can leave a handwritten thank you letter for the receptionist to deliver to the recruiter or even a simple thank you email will definitely leave a lasting impression.

Don’t be late: Whatever you do, never, ever be late. Not even 4 minutes late. The day of your interview be sure that you leave for it with plenty of time for traffic or accidents. If you arrive too early, then feel free to wait in the lobby or parking lot before heading in.

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Dress like professionally: Most times the recruiter will let you know of the dress code. If not it is acceptable to ask them what the office dress is. If they say it is casual, go ahead and still dress professionally. But when in doubt always dress professionally, you want to dress to impress. You can skip the suit jacket and ladies you can skip the high heels and wear flats. Good luck in your first interview and have fun! Be yourself and be confident, look and act the part. This is strictly the first interview and more of get to know you on a professional level. Now hurry, you don’t want to be late!

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Some Tips To Find Your Perfect Job

You study what you love, right? And you want to find a job doing what you studied. You want to find a job that can utilize your talents and interests; one where you won’t be bored. But there is just one problem: there are no jobs out there in your field. Everybody is telling you to find a temporary position; something you can do until you find your elusive perfect job.

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Don’t Give Up – First of all, don’t settle. Don’t abandon your dreams. There is a perfect job out there for you; you just have to resist the urge to settle for the ‘okay’ job or the job that offers you tons of money. Better to be poor and content then rich and despondent, right? Don’t give in to cynics who predict your demise. Your perfect job will pay enough. You just have to find it.

Keep Searching – Don’t give up. After four months, after seven months, heck, after a year, keep looking. You might have to work at the blood bank to make ends meet, but so be it. Better to find the perfect job then get stuck in one you despise but rely on for money. That doesn’t mean you can’t get a profitable job. Just remember to keep aggressively looking for your dream job even when you have stable work. Your dream job will probably not pay you as much, so don’t be tempted by the money.

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Aim High, Search Low – Always keep in mind your goal job, but apply for ones below it. If you want to get to the top, a lot of times you’re going to have to work your way up. Don’t get disheartened, sometimes you will apply for the lesser job and get hired for the greater job. Take a gamble and don’t forget that almost everyone is flexible. They may offer a low wage but be willing to double it when they see your degree and enthusiasm. Nothing is set in stone.

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Discover – Don’t cage yourself. Stretch out and discover things only marginally related to your field. You’ll be amazed at what the job actually entails. Some jobs look like nightmares and yet turn out to be pieces of cake, and vice versa. Don’t rely on your idea of the job. Go to lots and lots of interviews even if you are overqualified or under-qualified. If they agree to meet with you, then they might offer you some other job you never even knew about. And don’t be afraid to share capacities that may seem useless. Mention your interests and what you are good at on your resume. It can lead to opportunities.

Know What You Want – If you don’t know what you’re searching for then how are you going to find it? Don’t trap yourself by centering just on what you majored in. You can find a job in something you are good at, something you have a passion for, or something you just by chance know how to do. Don’t pass up opportunities, even if they don’t seem to fit with what you want. Any experience is good experience and can open the door to your perfect job down the road. You might find out your perfect job is something you never imagined.

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To sum it up: don’t give up. Your perfect job is out there, but you will have to search for it. Keep looking, broaden your horizons, and find out what you are really looking for. You may run across adventures that you would have never had if you just settled for the first job that paid well.

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Tips For Find Your Dream Job

The economic state has made it very difficult for people to find a job. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to make the process of finding a job a little bit easier. Below are some jobs searching tips:

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1.) Spruce Up Your Resume

Potential employees will most likely take a look at your resume before they decide to call you in for an interview. That is why you should take some time to spruce up your resume. Make sure that your resume highlights previous jobs and experiences that have prepared you for the position that you are seeking. Additionally, you may want to consider having a friend, relative or co-worker look over your resume.

2.) Prepare Your References

You will probably have to list three or more references on your application. A reference is someone who can speak highly of your abilities and skills. Your references can be former employers, clients or co-workers. However, it is very important for you to ask for a person’s permission before you list him or her as a reference.

3.) Put in Your Application Early

You may be competing with hundreds of other people who are trying to get the same position. You will probably have an advantage over the other candidates if you send your application in a few weeks early. For example, if the application is due on the 15th, then you should try to send it in by the 1st.

4.) Have a Successful Interview

The employers will most likely call you in for an interview if they like what they see on your resume and application. The interview is often what helps employers decide between two equally qualified applicants, so it is very important to make sure that you make a good first impression. You may want to have a mock interview with one of your family and friends.images

5.) Always Follow Up

If a week has passed and you still have not heard from your potential employers, then you should consider calling or emailing them. When you contact the employers, avoid asking questions such as, did I get the job? It is better to say something like, I was calling to check on the status of my application. Finding a job in this economy is difficult, but it is far from impossible. If you want to get a job, then you will have to spruce up your resume and prepare your references. You should also send in your application a couple of weeks before the deadline. Additionally, it is wise to practice your interview skills and follow-up after your interview.

Hope these above tips may help you for finding a dream job.

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