How To Be A Smart Job Finder

By: Mario Churchill

People who are not rich have to find a job in order to make a living. It doesn't matter if the position is a sales clerk in a store or selling certain products house to house. The important thing is the company will pay the individual for the service rendered which may sometimes include commissions.

The person should probably be grateful of the current job even if the pay isn't that high. This also does not have to last forever because playing it smart can change the current situation.

Here are 5 tips that will turn anyone into a smart job finder.

1. High school helps the person focus on the future. This is due to the many activities in various subjects. Those who love shop class and science can pursue this further in college to be trained in certain skills that will help land that dream job.

2. Having certain interests is the just the first step in being a smart job finder. The individual needs to focus on one particular thing and then leave the rest. It helps to write it down and posting it in a common area so that this may serve as a reminder even when things are not going as planned.

3. When the resume is ready, the only thing to do now will be to submit this to companies that have job vacancies. These are usually posted in the newspaper or online. The person should review each one and then apply for it.

The position could be higher than the existing job but there is no harm aiming for it especially when the applicant feels ready to take on more responsibility.

4. When employers interview applicants, the previous work experience is not the only thing that the recruiter will look at. There are also other things such as the extra-curricular activities that the individual was involved.

Most companies don't only make money but also participate in various campaigns to serve the public and prior work will surely be some plus points in the selection process.

5. The last tip to being a smart job finder will be to never give up. Out of more than 10 applications, perhaps only two or three companies will ever call up the applicant for an interview.

Does this suck? Yes it does but if the person believes that there is something better out there, then this is not the time to give up. The opportunity may not come tomorrow or the week after but it will happen so the individual should keep on sending those applications and just be patient.

Some people say, " It is not what you know but who you know when getting a job." This isn't always true because companies who are really serious of getting qualified people are not going to waste money on hiring someone who has no idea what to do.

This just proves that there are a lot of jobs in the market. It will take awhile to find something better so since beggars can't be choosers, the person should just be content with the existing one.

The person does not have to be a rocket scientist to be a smart job finder. Looking around and using one's network is all it takes to change the current situation.

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