The 5 Do's and 5 Don'ts of Job Searching

5 Do's and 5 Don'ts of Job Searching

Let’s face it, job hunting is often a challenging task. Therefore, it is important that you know how to do it right to avoid wasting your time and effort. Luckily, this article is here to help you know how to do your job search in the right way. Here are 5 dos and 5 don’ts when it comes to job hunting in 2017:

Do: Narrow down your search
Does your search bring up over 30 jobs every time? If so, it is very broad and requires you to narrow it down to increase your chances of job hunting success.

Don’t: Apply to too many jobs at once
Some applicants make a mistake of applying to as many jobs as possible. This is not a good idea as it makes applicants fail to give each of the application the time and attention it requires.

Do: Customize your application
It may be a good idea to come up with different versions of your CV and draft lots of different cover letters.

Don’t: Rush
When applying for a job, take your time. Rushing the process of job application can make you miss important information that could negatively affect your job application.

Do: Network
Networking is an old-fashioned job searching technique that still works. So, why not try it?

Don’t: Expect overnight results
Job searching is a long, challenging process that may take some time. However, only a few are lucky to get a job within the shortest time possible. After putting in all the effort, you will come to realize that patience really pays when it comes to job hunting.

Do: Follow up
Follow up by reminding the hiring manager just how much you need the job you had applied for to increase your chances.

Don’t: Be blatant
Avoid browsing jobs during your lunch break and turning off LinkedIn notifications for when updating your profile. Remember that your current employer is not stupid.

Do: Give it your best
Research on the job you are applying for and ensure that you make every new job application the best and proofread each and every application as if you have never done so before.

Don’t: Overstretch
It is good to push yourself when applying for a job. However, you should avoid applying for jobs you are not equipped to do just yet. Applying for such a job could waste your time, effort and even money.

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