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A Concise Guide to Job Hunting

As soon as you are out of the grad school, and in some cases even before you have graduated, you will be all set to hit the job market on search of your dream job. This is by far one of the most frustrating phases. As you transition from the academic world to the real corporate world you will realize the world is tougher than those term papers and semester exams that you thought were the hardest part of your life.

You need a job desperately so that not only you can build your career but also to be able to earn a living for yourself – something that you cannot survive without.  This is the phase where you will have to make sure that you get a job and at the same time you do not end up in a wrong place.  If you want to aim higher, your goal is to earn an above average salary and get ahead in the corporate world.  This is also the phase that you will have to experience every time you decide to switch your job. The struggle of job seeking is real.

The primary reason why it is difficult to land a good job is not because you lack what it takes and it certainly does not mean that you lack the right skill set. Unfortunately, every year the number of new job seekers that enter the market surpass the number of opportunities that are available.

The economic turmoil, political instability and transitioning economies are all contributing to increase unemployment rates around the world and in turn making the job market even more competitive than ever before. That being said, it does not mean you do not stand a chance to land a good job. You can certainly bag a decent gig if you use the right tools in the right manner and take acre of a few things while you are in the job seeking process.

Your Resume

It is a common knowledge that you need a resume to be able to apply for a job. However, having a resume does not guarantee that you will even be invited to the interview table, let alone being offered a job. Your resume is your introduction to your recruiter and that document needs to be strong enough to convince him to see you in person.

A loosely written resume can easily land in your recruiter’s trash bin. When preparing your resume, you need to pay attention to every single thing from design and layout to font styles and spacing along with content. This key document needs to look crisp and professional. The contents of your resume need to be in line with the kind of job that you are looking at. For example, if you are applying for a position of a business analyst you must mention all that you have achieved in your academic and professional life. However, if you are applying for a tech job eliminate anything that has become obsolete and focus on the most recent accomplishments only. You might want to take help from resume examples online.

It is Okay to Be Rejected

Despite having an excellent resume you can still get a rejection. Tell yourself that it is okay to be rejected and it is not the end of the world. The worst thing that you can do to your career is to fear rejections. Even the most competent executives are known to have received rejections from their recruiters. Try to analyze what was the reason behind the rejection and continue working on the weak links until you land a job.

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