Things That Make You Love And Hate Job Searching

You seriously feel, it’s high time now and you need a change. You made your mind to have a change in your career, what next? A job searching process! Not as easy as it sounds initially! It can be intimidating and confusing especially in this internet era. A creatively crafted cover letter, a well-studied relevant resume and a confident knowledgeable interview approach can lead you towards success. Still there are few things involved in the job searching process, which you are going to love or hate depending on the situation.

Type of your recruiter:

There are two types of recruiters in the industry

  • First ones are the most intellectual people looking for best matches for their jobs. You will like these interactions and despite any result they will help you to craft best career moves.
  • And the second are just the gatekeepers. They don’t have much idea about the company requirements. They will just tick some skill boxes for you. Obviously the hated ones!

When they ask you to prove your point with an actual experience:

“Can you tell us some of your strengths?” a very common question for all types of interviews.

  • As it’s the most predictable question, you can well prepare your answer. Always remember to support your strength with some relevant on-floor experience. That will enhance its effect. Utilize this question to turn the focus of the interview on your past achievements.
  • What if the interviewer asks about a specific strength that exists on your resume and you don’t have any real job situation to prove it effectively? Then you are going to hate this part!

Hundreds of applicants for a single opening:

A single corporate job posting attracts hundreds of applicants, in first few days. If you are also interested in it, then face the competition. But having competitors is not always a bad thing. It depends on your preparation and knowledge

  • Imagine if the JD enlists a skill set that you are already working on with years experience, sounds great right? Your knowledge and experience will help you stand out in hundreds and climbing up the ladder looks quite easy.
  • Average or no preparation may lead you towards negation and disappointment. A generic resume, non-creatively crafted cover letter and lack of interview planning will make you hate the number of applicants.

Wrapping up your Interview:

Believe me it’s the toughest job when it comes to face-to-face interview. But this is also an opportunity to leave a positive end for the expected next step.

  • One can plan the start of the interview. As it progresses you have to go with the flow, but the most difficult and unpredictable part is the conclusion. Never let it end with the interviewer’s statement. Keep an impressive closure words ready, relate them with the flow and grab an opportunity to impress them.
  • Worst part comes, when your prepared closing speech is not aligned with the interview flow. You and the interviewer both are going to hate it!

If you feel depressed during your job searching process, it’s obvious, everybody feels it same! “Your knowledge is your strength”. Despite of the above facts, switch on your job search, plan strategically and land into your

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