In the current economy, many people are looking for jobs because they have lost their job through no fault of their own. Getting a new job is often difficult and time consuming and can lead to feeling frustrated and hopeless.
There are some things to keep in mind when applying for a job that will improve your chances of getting hired over the stellenangebote.
1. Have a resume when you apply for any job. This might seem a little silly in some cases, but with the economy being as bad it is, you will have a lot of competition for any position and a well prepared resume will help you to stand above the crowd. Even if your work experience is not related to the job, a resume shows the employer you are an organized and detail oriented person not afraid of doing a little extra.
2. Have a firm handshake is a good way to make that crucial first impression. One of the biggest tips to find a job in your area and get hired is to look the interviewer in the eyes during the interview and be sincere with your answers, even if you have had some negative past work experiences. Wear appropriate clothing to the interview, have your nails and hair trimmed and don´t wear excessive jewelry. Avoid chewing gum and telling off color jokes.
3. In your search for a job remember that getting hired is usually not easy, especially in a recession since most people are in the same situation looking to pay their bills and provide for their families as you are. You will most likely hear a lot of “no´s” before you get the job you are looking for. Just be persistent and realize that for every “no” you get, that you are getting closer to hearing a “yes”.
4. Most of the time, you won’t get an immediate answer when applying for a job. Keep a list of places where you have applied so you can make follow up calls.
You can find job listings in many different places. The internet is good to start with, then you can check bulletin boards at local colleges, supermarkets, libraries, etc. Your local newspaper should be a good source of job listings also. Try to get the word out to friends and neighbors and they might be able to get you some job leads also.