Job Search 101 | 8 Do’s and Don’ts In Your Job Search
Searching for a job online is now the norm; as technology advances, there are major job sites like LinkedIn, Indeed, Glassdoor, and more available to assist our job search process. While it is all convenient, job seekers still seem to have a hard time landing a job. With different versions of resumes, cover letters, and reference letters, many still seem to not be able to find the right employment opportunities. Depending on your industry changes and trends, your job search strategies might be different from others. However, there are several core practices that all job seekers should consider during their job search to avoid their application being overlooked by ATS. Here are some of the Do’s and Don’ts in your job search that you should keep in mind.
Do’s - How do you find a job strategically?
Don’ts - what are something you should avoid in your job search?
Don’t compare yourself to others
It’s natural for us to compare our successes and failures to other people. However, other people’s success isn’t your success; you probably don’t know how much effort and time they put into their work before becoming who they are today. Everyone has their timeline, so don’t let yourself down because you aren’t where they are today. Believe in yourself and trust your own process, while enjoying the process itself.
Don’t feel discouraged if you didn’t get a job in a short time
There are times when we feel like we are in a rush, however, job searching takes time, and the hiring process also takes time. Don’t feel discouraged if the recruiter doesn’t respond within a week you apply for a job. The typical hiring process takes around 23 days, so don’t get discouraged and keep applying!
Don’t “spice” up your resume too much
Resumes can be very tricky. Myths tell you different things. However, to be on the safe side, keep your resume as simple as you can. Adding too much “spice” and design to it might just ruin your chances of getting through ATS. The ideal resume is to be a single line and in the most common fonts like Arial, Times New Roman, or Open Sans. The core of your resume should be what you have achieved and accomplished in your past experiences. Each bullet point of your experiences should follow this format: