Archive for the ‘Finding a Job’ Category
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
If you are a social networking user, then you must have a picture on your profile. Recruiters and hiring managers are now using smart search methods like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for potential candidates. The details you have provided over a social networking website, including your profile picture, now matters to employers and professionals.
Dos and don’ts of making a profile picture:
Using Head Shot:
You should make a picture with head and shoulders in which face is highlighted. Do not select a picture of some party or an event with weird poses or faces. Do you think someone will hire you after looking at your profile picture in which you are scowling and frowning? I don’t believe so!
Use some soft and glamorous style effects and you portrayed in the best light.
Focus area selection:
Make sure that your face is properly focused. If you are trying to capture a picture with focus on background like hills or walls, then it won’t be considered as a professional picture. The result of your picture should not be blurry at all.
Cloths are very important for personality and picture quality. Funky and cool dresses are good to show off, but if you are making a profile picture then it should be a decent choice. Color combinations of your clothing like T-Shirt or Tie should be in a good contrast.
Use original and current picture:
Select the most recent picture of yours. Never post an old picture as it is a sign of being deceptive.
Selecting a photographer:
It doesn’t matter who is taking your photograph. You can do it by yourself. You can try it with your cell phone or web cam. All what matters is that you do it the right way.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
You are looking far and wide for a job that may base your career. You wish to have a job that may help you to disburse your expenses but may also give you a purpose. But it is difficult than you perceive in the present economic situation.
There are many factors that can affect a job result. Every employer behaves in a different way. It looks impossible to guess whether you should have follow ups or you are just wasting your time by following up on a resume that is forwarded by you.
The experts are of the view that generally it depends on the situation. It all depends on the situation for how you forward your job application or resume. Here are some proposals that will help you to decide whether to have follow-up on a forwarded resume or not.
How did you send in your resume?
How did you forward your resume? Do you have any reference or did you send it through the company website job page or did you send your resume online using a contact form? If you have any reference in the company, you may have a help to contact with HR or you may also look for a person with the company Facebook page and be informed about the applied position.
When should you follow-up on your resume?
Many of the placement agencies and recruiters will direct you to send a resume, and after that have follow ups with an email or phone call. It will show your aspiration and eagerness and will also help you to set apart from other applicants who do no follow-ups. Employers like the candidates who are eager to obtain the job and are paying extra attention to the position.
But, it is surely suitable to send an email or a letter after a week or later after submitting your resume, particularly if company managers are not giving you any kind of response. There may be a chance that your resume has dropped in the splits and in this way your phone call may be source to tell them about your resume or telling them that how much interested you are.
But, in case if you are continuously doing your follow-ups through email or phone call after sending a resume but the company managers are not responding you in a positive way or not receiving your call then it is better to preserve your force and do not waste your time in wait of something that is on chance. You are well educated and you will have many other opportunities on your way. The only need is to go outside and locate them.
Be polite in your follow ups. Polite messages support your well-built interest for the job and displaying your abilities to grip important and major topics.
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Congratulations, you did it! You are done with collage and now degree holder so you are finally ready to make your mark. You are now in the real world and it is time to start your professional career. If you’re in the middle of this crossroad, it can be exciting, scary, overwhelming, confusing or all of the above mentioned. Here are some steps to make a successful transition from college life to real World.
Step 1: Identify your way:
After achieving 4, 5 or 6 years bachelors or masters degree, you are quite sure what you want to do, right? If not, now is the time to determine what your strengths are and identify what sort of careers that is best for you. Are you someone who enjoys being around people? Or are you happier numbers of calculations or computer programs to create? Think of all your weaknesses, strengths, interests, and dislikes when thinking about your career plans. Read about fields that seems interesting to you and talk to others who do work in that field that you find interesting. Focus more on fields that match your interests and talents.
Step 2: Do research on the companies that interest you:
It is essential to learn as much as possible about the companies that interest you and consider all options. You must have an open mind on opportunities in businesses and industries that you would not have thought of before. Once you’ve identified the companies you want to target, look at their Web sites, read news articles and talk to current employees to learn as much as you can. Remember you must also consider the stability of a company, this the company will be there for the long term or not.
Step 3: Create your toolbox:
It is important to have the right tools for any task. The tools needed for job search are a resume/CV, portfolio of your work and a cover letter. Take the time to develop a resume and cover letter to clearly communicate your strengths and experience. Here are some tips to remember:
Think about the type of resume/CV you need. A functional resume/CV that highlights your abilities and capabilities rather than your work history is a good choice for those seeking employment for the first time.
Highlight your results and accomplishments you have achieved, rather than plain descriptions of experiences. Use action verbs in your resume and cover letter describing your experiences, such as “managed”, “insider” and “product”. If you are low on practical work experience, look at your part-time work, school activities or volunteer positions. Assess your entire experience and interpret how it applies to any position you wish to apply.
Step 4: Social Network:
One of the most important errands of any job search is networking. Enjoy all the resources you have, including the office of your school career placement, friends who have finished ahead of you and are already working, and friends of your parents, neighbors and former teachers. Send an e-mail to ask if your contacts know somebody who can help. Spend your resume/CV and ask others to do likewise. Call your contacts to see if they know somebody who works for a company you are interested to join in.
Step 5: Your appearance plays a vital part:
If you want to step in the professional world, you have to look and must act like a professional. Buy a business suit and wear it to all of your job interviews. Make sure your email address and greeting are appropriate. This means that if your user name e-mail is “koolbuddy”, you might have to make a new account. You should also think about being professional at home. Be prepared for a call or a telephone interview any time. The more you play the part of a well mannered and trained professional, the more people see you as a professional.
Step 6: Never Give Up:
The real world can be a challenge. Set realistic expectations and recognize that you are likely to start at the bottom and work your way. You will probably face rejection as you start looking for your full-time job at first, but everyone goes through. Just remember to be persistent, proactive, and we remain convinced that there is a great work out there for you.
Monday, April 25th, 2011
With all the online job search tools available today the dream of finding a job with one click can become a reality. New opportunities are just a click away on the internet. The only problem is that the competition can be difficult with so many internet users taking advantage of the Internet to present themselves to potential employers. If you want success in your online job hunt, you need to use the right strategies in your job search.
Most of the companies use technology to help analyze CVs and store data in databases searchable by keywords for future use. So how does a computer decide which resumes to pickup and which not to? Simply “keywords”. These software systems are designed for searching resumes that contain specific keywords chosen by the recruiter.
What are the appropriate keywords for the job you’re looking for? You’ll need to spend time researching jobs and ads for jobs that are closely associated with or near a perfect fit for your experience. Read as many job descriptions and job postings as you possibly can find and begin to write words that you see again and again. Then incorporate these words in your cover letter (S) and CV (S).
For instance, a recruiter is looking to hire someone for software development. He needs employees to use the company computer system to monitor and perform quality assurance testing as well. So He will probably select the following words in the search for candidates: “quality assurance” and “software development”.
The insertion of these keywords is important, but be careful not to overdo it. Today’s scanning technology is advanced and programmed to identify resume/ CV seem to overlap with the use of an advertising company. It is better to incorporate a few keywords that recount to your experience.
After initial review by the computer, recruiters take over and begin again the examination for qualified candidates. Primarily, they will seek relevant experience and qualifications. Therefore it is important to highlight your achievements in front.
One should mention all the qualities one has very clearly and should not feel that it is some kind of boasting. Begin your letter with a clear statement describing your skills and abilities and try to give a different tone in your communications to stand out from other candidates.
We know that this technique works because it is being used successfully to land a number of jobs to employees. Giving your key selling points at the outset maximize the chances of your resume/CV to be placed for interview call file instead of the circular file.
Appearance and professionalism of your communication is essential. Pretty often, recruiters and hiring managers report the presence of grammar and typos in the curriculum resume/CV and cover letters they receive. Before responding to a single online job posting over, take time to amend your resume/CV, read it for 5 to 6 times minimum. It is also a good idea to ask someone to review it for you as well.
Once you are certain that your resume/CV and cover letter have the right keywords that aggressively advertise your qualifications and skills, start pushing the buttons and let the possible opportunities come to you.
Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
Internet is a collection of huge resources and information. Every dimension of life can acquire guidance and knowledge from internet. Education, E-commerce, Banking and even Searching for jobs through Internet has become extremely common these days. The act of Searching of jobs through the internet is extremely common these days.
One exposed to the internet is able to enter his specific skills and find the desired jobs that actually suit his/her qualifications. Various Job Portals have been developed to provide the right kind of jobs for people possessing various qualifications and skills.
Through these Job Portals, it has become far much easier for both the employers and employees to seek for the jobs that actually suit their desired criterions. The most suitable candidates are short listed and are interviewed over the internet as well. This is how most suitable candidates are selected for the jobs they are most suitable in.
Bayrozgar.com is a very vast internet portal which consists of an enormous collection of jobs and fields. Every job seeker is allowed to make a free account on Bayrozgar.com. This account consists of detailed information and CV content of all job seekers. Through these accounts, the job seekers search for their suitable jobs.
After they have found a job matching to their caliber and skill, they are able to submit their CVs through their Bayrozgar.com accounts. After this job application process, Employers are able to select the most suitable candidate that actually meets the desired criterion suitable to their jobs.
Job search through internet has made the jobs search extremely convenient. Now both the job seekers and job givers can find the suitable candidates by being totally location independent.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
Part of the job search process can include salary negotiation. With a basic knowledge of negotiation, your anxiety will be reduced and your success rate for negotiating will increase. There are several ways to make the process of salary negotiating effective. Start by taking a good look at your own salary requirements as well as developing an understanding of what your skills are worth in the current employment market.
==> Research salary ranges before you begin the interviewing process. Contact the professional association which represents your career field for salary information. Look at your monthly cash requirements. Keep in mind that your pay cheque after taxes is approximately 28% less than your gross monthly salary. Include savings and contingencies in your budget planning.
(You do not need to tell anyone your salary requirement: it only provides you a foundation on which to make decisions.
==> Enter the salary negotiation portion of your interview with a firm understanding of your skills and what they are worth to different segments of the economy and in a variety of industry settings.
==> The first inquiry about salary may come in the form of an application. When completing application forms, be sure to use “open”, “negotiable” or “competitive”. Avoid stating a specific figure.
==> Factor the organisations entire compensation package (ie. Tuition benefits, superannuation, health plan, and any perks) along with salary in your negotiation discussion. Compute the dollar worth of these benefits and add this figure to the salary for a more realistic picture of how the organisation compensates. If it is important to you, you may decide to negotiate benefits rather than an actual dollar increase.
==> When an interviewer asks for salary history or salary range, he/she is interested in establishing a starting point for negotiation. The important thing is to avoid basing your desired salary on your current salary. Do not lie about your past salary reference checks can easily provide this information. Provide information about why your salary may have been lower, if appropriate.
==> When starting a salary range, it is acceptable to extend the range to approximately $5,000. This shows that you are within the employer’s price range but interested in somewhat more compensation.
==> Determine opportunities for promotion. Job progression is an important factor in making salary decisions. Ask how promotions and salary reviews are handled.
By taking a good look at your own salary needs, understanding the current market, and approaching salary as something that you and the employer will agree on as mutually beneficial, your chances of successfully negotiating a salary are greatly enhanced.
Friday, June 27th, 2008
Job Search can take months of time and effort. An employee can speed up the process by using many methods to find job openings. Researches find that people who use many job search methods find jobs faster than a people who use only one or two. Here are some methods are described to find a job.
School and college career placement offices. School and college placement offices help their students to find jobs. Some invite recruiters to use their facilities for interviews and career fairs. Most offer career counseling, career testing and Job Search advice.
Employers. Directly contacting employers is one of the most successful means of Job Search. Through internet research and library, develop a list of potential employers in your desired career field and then call these employers and check their web sites for job openings.
Classified ads. The “Help Wanted” ads in daily newspapers and the internet list numerous jobs, and many people find work by responding to these ads. You should keep a record of all ads to which you have responded, including the specific skills, educational background, and personal qualifications required for the position.
Professional associates. Many professions have associations that offer employment information, including career planning, educational programs, job placement and job listings. Job Search information can be obtained directly from an association through the internet, by mail or by telephone.
Community agencies. Many non profit organizations, including vocational rehabilitation agencies, and religious institutions, offer counseling, career development, and job placement services, generally targeted to a particular group, such as women, youth, minorities, ex-offenders, or older workers.
Internet Job Search. Using the internet in Job Search is not necessarily easy. It crosses a variety of information resources and services. It includes many job hunting websites with job listening. To find good prospects; begin with an internet Job Search using keywords related to the job you want. Use forums specific to your profession or to career-related topics to post questions or messages and to read about the job search or career experiences of other people.
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
Job Opportunities in Dubai are strengthening in key sectors such as Tourism and Hospitality as well as IT. Hotel Jobs in Dubai are especially booming with great opportunities. With a growing city annually at record levels, the Job Opportunities in Dubai has to keep pace with increasing demand and need for creativity. Industries such as Media, Marketing and IT jobs in Dubai are desperately trying to keep pace with a city that is beginning more and more to look like Tokyo with respect to advertising campaigns. Computer Job Opportunities in Dubai are just one of many places to look when searching job vacancies in Dubai.
Dubai, being a cultural and trading hub with no trade barriers, hosts provides many Job Opportunities for people of all fields of professions. Job Opportunities in Dubai are open for all regardless of geographical boundaries, and applicants’ countries of origin and nationalities. The Emirate’s strategic location has helped it attract an overwhelming response from world’s top business which are cashing in on all incredible trade opportunities Dubai has to offer. The continuous boom in business and trade has laid Dubai’s job market open wide for all with enhanced availability of Job Opportunities in Dubai.
Although Dubai’s job market offers Job Opportunities in all fields, the top business operation in Dubai are the ones that deal with trade, transportation, tourism, consulting, distribution and processing. The hot jobs in Dubai include hotel jobs, banking jobs accounting jobs. Teaching, and sales & marketing Job Opportunities in Dubai also constitute a huge market. Construction jobs in Dubai have an even larger market and countless Job Opportunities for the professionals in the field.
Internet can help you in the best way in searching good Job Opportunities in Dubai. There are many online job portals like www.bayrozgar.com that can help you in this regard. There are many industries like Information Technology, Engineering, Telecommunications and Construction to acquire a good Job Opportunities in Dubai but financial service industry is best when it comes to financial support of their employees.
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
Everybody’s talking about IQ testing and the importance of raw intelligence. A 1999 article in Scientific American said that only the top 5% of Americans (those above an IQ of 125) are even potentially capable of doing senior roles. The bottom 5% (those below IQ of 75) are unlikely to be able to work and will form an underclass in society.
Company’s have always recognized the importance of straightforward “academic smarts” both through specific graduate recruitment programmes and more generally in the way they select and recruit people.
There is an opposing point of view though. Some psychologists have criticized the whole idea of IQ. They either claim it doesn’t actually exist or that it is simply a measure of how good you are at doing IQ tests! Others claim that it is biased against certain groups OR that it doesn’t predict work success (work “smarts” are not the same as “academic brilliance”). Some theorists have claimed its too narrow a concept; that “intelligence” is in fact a bundle of different attributes from understanding language and manipulating numbers to being able to get on with people. Different jobs require different sets of skills.
The provisional answer to “Do Smart People Make the Best Managers?” is NO! We all know very clever people who are not just bad managers but are socially totally ineffective; people who seem almost lopsided.
Yet intelligence as defined in IQ is important. IQ is often defined as being able to deal with increasingly complexity – and most managers do have to do that.
Intelligence seems to be a hurdle you have to jump over. You need a certain amount of intelligence to get into a management role. The more senior you get, the more different management jobs get and therefore the wider the variety of skills you’ll need.
Think about the different combinations of personal attributes you may need for different management jobs.
Think about particularly changes in fast track graduate schemes. There is a collapse in confidence that degrees and other academic qualifications measure what they were measuring even 5 or 6 years ago: and the evidence is that this is in fact the case. Thus many graduate recruiters are doing ancillary measures of high level reasoning to check who are the real high fliers. But the real trick is not only to measure raw cognitive intelligence but those other attributes which may lead to success later on in careers.
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
More and more women are turning to the internet and home jobs industry in search of a way to make money. Home jobs for women makes a lot sense, especially for those with children and other responsibilities around the house hold. Getting involved in a can enable women to make earn money while still being able to attend to many of the responsibilities they may have at home.
Below are 5 reasons why Home jobs for women make sense.
1. Home jobs for women makes a lot of sense is the fact that it allows one to dictate their schedule. Things like getting the kids off to school and picking them can create challenges that are essentially eliminated when women can create their own schedule.
2. Home jobs for women do not force ladies to answer to a boss. Women who start their Home job are enabled to say goodbye to a boss and eliminate that stress in their life.
3. Home jobs for women increase the amount of quality time a woman can spend with her family and friends.
4. Home jobs for women offer tremendous income potential when it taken seriously and worked like a business, the income that can be earned in many cases exceeds what is possible in a regular job and is something that is very attractive to a lot of women.
5. Home jobs for women can be incredible grafting to help other men and women do the same. Many women truly enjoy the satisfaction that comes from being able to help others walk away from their jobs and enjoy the lifestyle that is possible with a successful home job.
Home jobs Ideas:
- Affiliate Programs
Affiliate programs or reseller programs are basically an agreement between affiliate and the merchant. You agree to drive traffic to their website and they agree to pay for every sales that are through your leads. The website will have information about niche they are promoting.
- Web Content Writing
Writing articles / topics for a specific website is also a type of home job. Simply, You have to write articles as the website needed. Its is a most simple job for women.
- SEO Jobs
Search Engine optimization is a duty of optimizer to increase the rank of website, with the help of links and also keywords. It offers you the reasonable payment then any other online home based job.