A successful job search begins with immense mental preparation.
You need to focus on a positive outcome by letting go of old
workplace grievances and developing a mental and written checklist
of your key accomplishments, talents and abilities. Nobody
is perfect and we are often harder on ourselves than anyone
else would be. Job search goals can be realized when they
are clearly identified and a suitable action plan developed
to achieve them.
- Always be and think positive
- Jot down specific goals and build on a plan to achieve
- Don’t be afraid to get started, just do it.
- Read books, get trained, and acquire new skills
- Be persistent and work hard
- Learn to analyze details, get all the facts, all the input,
and learn from your mistakes
- Invest your Time wisely; don’t let other people
or things distract you
- Don’t be afraid to innovate: be different
- Be honest and dependable: take responsibility
The first step in presenting yourself is to create a precise
and easy to read resume that does the work for you. Always
remember that the prospective employer has a short time to
whiz through your resume, so they must be able to get a feel
for you by scanning through powerful words on your resume.
- Wherever possible, explain your experience/achievements
in different form.
- Highlight your major achievements up front so the prospective
employer has an understanding of your level of expertise.
- Provide the experience in reverse chronological order
- Your resume should look something like this:
- Professional experience
- Personal details
- Other interests
- Be sharp & concise about the language you use.
- Explain your technical experience in specific terms.
Ensure that all tools you have worked on are mentioned in
- Find out as much information as you can about the company
you might be interested in.
- Prepare questions that you would like to ask the interviewer
about company & your future in that company
- Have a mock session with a friend, or a family member.
- Be sure on your own strengths and weaknesses
- Find out where the interview will be held, the time,
place, the interviewer's name and their position in the
- Ensure you are punctual
At the interview:
- Be confident
- Be specific to the questions.
- Be honest in your answers. The Interviewer is trying
to place you in a role that will develop your potential.
- Take time if you need a moment to think through your