Questions On Job Hunting

By: Mario Churchill

Okay so you have already graduated. You have passed your finals, breezed through all your classes and finished your thesis. Now what?

Welcome to the real world.

Now everything becomes even harder. With thousands of students graduating every year, it can be extremely hard to find a good job. It takes a combination of good grades, excellent credentials and job hunting skills to land a job that others will envy!

Below are just some of the frequently asked questions about job hunting. Read on and you might learn a thing or two that can help you get your dream job.

What do I need to prepare?

Although application requirements will vary from one company to another, there are basic things that a job applicant need to have. The first thing is of course the resume, which will basically show your capabilities and your credential.

The resume is one way to put yourself across and promote yourself without having to brag. The resume will include your education, your previous job experience if there is any, your skills and your achievements. Everything can actually be found in the resume.

Is a cover letter really necessary?

The cover letter will basically state the position that you want to apply for in the company. It is also used by personnel managers to gauge your language abilities as well as how well you compose a correspondence.

Do I need a portfolio?

If you are in the creative fields or the fields wherein you have to produce sample works such as in advertising, arts, journalism and other areas, you need to create a portfolio of your most recent works. Even if you have not worked yet, the projects that you have done in your class and in your school organization is already enough.

Do I need to inform the people in reference list?

It is a good idea to inform people that you are going to use them as your reference. This way, they will be able to prepare just in case they are contacted by potential employers.

How do I look for jobs?

Most job postings can be seen in newspapers. Here you will find the job positions available as well as the requirements for the job. Most companies will ask applicants to respond by sending a cover letter as well as their resumes, which will be evaluated. Successful applicants will be contacted for interviews. Some companies also use the World Wide Web to look for applicants. They post job openings on their websites. This is actually one of the ways that companies make sure that their candidates are internet savvy and computer literate.

There are also job search engines that can help those who want to apply for jobs. The process is actually pretty simple. All they have to do is to register and accomplish an already prepared resume sample.

Job positions that fit their qualifications will then be sent to their email addresses. If they wish to apply to a position, all they need to do is to go to the website and accomplish a series of documents.

Another area that job applicants should look into is through one's network. Ask around for job openings in the companies that they work for. Chances are they will be able to help you get in by putting in a good word for you.

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