Fastest way to get a good job

After reading this, just fill the jobs' online application form with the tips you learnt here.

There are some certain things that need to be done for you to be hired. The number of people searching for jobs every day has become outrageous, but just only the few knew some of the secrets I am about to share with you.
Mr. Onyeka, an Economist, graduated from University of Nigeria Nsuka never knew he had to write a thank you note after job interview until he met me. After he had complained to me of his joblessness, I personally interviewed him and discovered that he didn’t even know that he had to send a thank you note after an interview.

Not just that, many other people do not even know they need to include years of experience in their resume or CV.
One graduate looking for a job, once told me she had no previous job experience. But she did not realise that her six month Industrial Training  (IT) and one year of compulsory NYSC are big shots. So why should she say that she had no job experience?

Some of these things may seem to be very little to you, but it usually contribute significantly in getting good job.
Read also: How to apply for jobs online
Below are the highlights of tips that would help you get hired quickly.
  • Use advanced search options on job boards. All the major job boards such as SimplyHired, CareerBuilder, Monster etc. They have “Advanced Search” option where you can search by keyword, location, job title, company, type of job etc.
  • Do not apply for every job you see. You should direct your search on jobs that you are qualified.
  • You can apply for other jobs while you wait to hear from the employer you previously submitted your application to. If you have been rejected before, learn from your mistakes, and keep applying until you get the right offer.
  • You have to tailor your cover letter and resume to conserve the employers' impression. You only have a few seconds to impress a hiring manager.
  • Your appearances matters so much. The first few minutes of an interview are when you get to make that critical first impression. Dress like a expert or a successful person in your profession. On the day of interview, you attire should match with the managers attire for the job you are going for.
  • One good way to impress the employer during interviews is like telling story. When you’re asked questions during a job interview, point out the specific skills and experience you have, as well as how you handled the situations. The more concrete information you provide, the more the hiring manager will know how qualified you are.
  • Never say anything bad about a previous employer. When I was a hiring manager, I used to cringe when people badmouthed their boss. In fact, one of the most common interview mistakes is 'badmouthing' your former boss or co-workers.
  • Send a thank you note after a job interview. It is very important you follow-up after a job interview. It’s a way to show your appreciation for being considered for the job.
  • Do not rule out the importance of networking. It is an essential component of successful job hunting. Most jobs are still found through networking, whether it’s online or in-person.

  • References can make significant difference in getting hired. References are important, and employers check them. Get recommendations from bosses, teachers, co-workers, clients, subordinates etc.

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