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Interview, job skills and strategies for a successful job search

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Job searching isn’t just about applying for jobs and hoping to get called for an interview anymore. Suppose you are looking for a job and don’t know where to start. Try these job search strategies to expedite your search, find connections who can lend a hand, get your resume noticed, and ace your interviews, so you get job offers.

Usually, when it comes to job search strategies and skills, there are 3 categories – practical steps, tools & tricks, and positive psychological attitudes. Each of these steps has a specific part to play.

  • Practical steps – These are the steps that will improve your chances of getting a job.
  • Tools & Tricks – These are the steps or tricks that can help you increase your chances of getting to an interview.
  • Positive Psychological attitudes – Remaining positive can help you reinforce the entire process & also let it keep going.

Now let’s talk about different job search skills and strategies.

Traditional job searching

When it comes to job searching, it all begins with traditional skills. The question is – what are the traditional job skills? By traditional job search skills, we refer to the methods used before the evolution of the internet. These methods include – scanning newspapers, walk-ins, instant communication, and even references.

Modern job searching

Unlike traditional job searching methods, modern job searching involves using the internet. Most reputed companies publish job advertisements and vacancies online either on their website or job search platforms like indeed etc. There are several local as well as global job searching portals. In addition to that, we will also recommend that you get a Linkedin account and post your resume here. This is one of the best platforms for job seekers.

Self Improvement methods

Another thing that matters during a job search is that you master marketing skills. Several courses online can help you get the right job. Here, we will list some of the renowned platforms you can learn some skills.

  • Coursera
  • Khan Academy
  • Mozilla Open Badges
  • Excel Easy

The job search procedure is not easy or not so tricky. It requires your attention, lots of patience, and lasting persistence. By following a multi-channel strategy and search skills, you will soon be successful in finding the best job for yourself.

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