Job search skills at PINNACLE
According to experts, people today change jobs every four years on average and change occupations three times during their working lives. Additionally, corporate restructuring and layoffs force workers to deal with continuous change and disruption.
Today’s world is a fast-paced one. People no longer want to stay in the same job for their entire career. Consequently, job searching is a persistent part of everyone’s lives. However, it is no simple task. Searching for a job can be time-consuming and will require a lot of planning and effort. Ultimately, however, preparation, management, and strategies will result in a successful job search.
Every individual must have a step-by-step plan and crucial skills for an effective job search.
What are the major job search skills and methods every job seeker must be aware of and develop?
Work on traditional job search. Scan newspapers, use your phone and walk into establishments. These skills are effective and leave a powerful impression on hiring managers. As a result, they are extremely important even in modern times.
- On the topic of old-school methods, cold calling may be a dreadful task. However, it can bring you wonderful opportunities that you would not want to let go of. You can cold call any company including companies that may give you your dream job. Being confident during a cold call can impress the hiring manager. Moreover, you may be the very first applicant if a company has decided to bring in new employees.
- Walk-ins can seem scarier than cold calling. However, it probably has greater potential. You can make your visit successful by making sure of a few things –
Be informed of the company and who the hiring manager is
Dress to impress
Carry copies of your resume and cover letter
- Doing sufficient research on any company before you walk in is a must. You will want to be well prepared in case you get interviewed on the spot. Knowing nothing about the company may cause you to falter.
- Build a network. Ask everyone you know or are acquainted with if they are aware of any employment opportunities. You never know what could happen unless you ask other people. More importantly, your family member, friend or acquaintance could even put in a good word for you. At the very least, you’d be able to gain a chance to be interviewed.
There are some job search methods that are newer and necessary to keep up with the times. Moreover, you must use these methods if you want to apply to major companies and modern businesses.
- The Internet is home to a number of job search tools. Most job search engines now compile job listings from other websites. As a result, you can find a large array of job postings from all over the internet. Use online job search engines to look for opportunities. However, don’t depend on the search engine to do all your work. Additionally, you should email or call the hiring manager directly to follow up for maximum productivity.
- Today, recruiters use LinkedIn to find fresh talent. Firstly, create a LinkedIn profile. Secondly, add a well-written outline of your career as well as your resume. Thirdly, build your network of connections. In addition, your friends and co-workers can endorse your skills. Finally, having a LinkedIn profile is a passive but efficient job search method.
The process of job searching can be a tiresome task. You must be patient and consistent. Strategize, develop your skills, follow every method in the book, and you should be on the right path.
PINNACLE is offering a Job Search Skills course for individuals who don’t know how or where to start with their job search process. Those who join this course will learn how to create an effective plan of action, identify objectives, assess skills, develop a portfolio, build a network and so much more. More importantly, you will be more than ready to begin your job hunt after finishing this course.
Join PINNACLE today to secure your tomorrow!