Some tips for an effective job search

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon

You may be someone who is actively looking for a job after having completed your academic studies or as a career change. It is not uncommon or surprising if you have been struggling for a suitable employment for a couple of months or more. It is also not unusual if you are asked about the related experience wherever you move. You may have got fed up with the negative responses; the repeated sentence that your experience shown in your curriculum vitae, employment record or resume is insufficient for the job you have applied for. For all the above reasons and the reasons that hinder you from the path of success, you are likely to be in despair. Before your feel or show hopelessness, you need to consider a few things that may be of help and assistance to provide you positive feelings by which you can be more energetic and determined to continue your job search and you can hopefully come out of such testing time. Here are some tips for an effective job search.

First and foremost, you should ask yourself how much the value of your educational qualifications is and its associated experience in the job market; what you can do to add more value to your job resume and how you can improve your skills that are demanded by the employers.

Remember that the only academic degrees are to be regarded as paper qualifications that may be insufficient to provide you your dream job unless otherwise they are accompanied by certain important things. It is therefore imperative to learn and improve soft skills. The Soft skills are of great value and significance in relation to your job that can not only provide you your expected job, but also lead you towards growth and development in your career. They include professional communication, empathy, your personal attributes showing your common sense, integrity, sense of responsibility, good manners and team work. And in order to improve these soft skills, you need to undergo certain training and development programs that are offered by various institutions. Besides, you too need to do the home work to improve them accordingly.

Next comes in importance is the basic and required knowledge of computer. Or you must have had reasonable computer skills that you could make use of them in a given situation appropriately. The period we live in is regarded as the period of science and technology. You should consider about the importance of those computer skills that are in necessary nowadays and implement action plan accordingly to learn and develop them, lest you may lag behind the technological aspects that the job you have applied for demands. .

There is one dilemma which is worth mentioning here, there is always a need of exposure or minimum required experience, but unfortunately it’s not that easy to be achieved unless you are in such line of business. Though it seems to be a curious paradox but it prevails in the job market. However, there are a few ways through which you can strive to have it. Such as, you can go for internship or complete the tasks as unpaid assistant for so long as you think it is sufficient. Moreover, you need to expand your professional network. Your friends, associates, acquaintances or relatives may be of great help. You can gain much knowledge by experience sharing process.

it must be thought that the period of job searching is the period of testing. You should not lose hope and neither should you get back from struggling, but face the circumstances boldly. As it goes in the words of  Henry Ford who says “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Also, I would like to mention a religious saying which is extremely important – being analogous to the context. It can not only instill more positive energy to let you have patience, but also be determined and satisfactory even in the face of difficulties, “God helps those who help themselves”. As such, you should have patience and maintain positive thinking that could help you in getting your dream job all being well.

Written by:
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Blogger, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (PhD-Management)
MA-English, MPhil-English
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications and Programming
Certificate course in English language proficiency
Level 1 – Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Pursuing CMA-USA
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India


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