Four Tips to a Smooth Job Searching Process.

Searching for job is difficult, but a lack of response can even be worse. One of the toughest parts of the job search is actually scoring the position. The waiting period often feels like a drag, and this is very understandable. In a generation where everything happens instantaneously, it is understandable to be anxious for a response. You have to put it into perspective that your application is amongst many, and that the waiting period is normal.

If you submitted the application to the best of your ability, and have a credible resume, you should not fear the process.

Here are four tips to eliminate any confusion in the job search:

1.SPELL CHECK

When trying to secure a job, it’s best to avoid any grammatical errors. Just like on a graded paper, there will be judgment in your work. The best thing you can do is double and triple check the different components to make them perfect. Spell check is there to help you, and so are your instincts. If something does not look right, change it. It can only benefit you.

Another recommendation is to have someone else proof read your work. No matter how old you get, an additional set of eyes is always helpful. You may be an expert in this department, but there is still room for error. So, to avoid this, have an additional set of eyes go over your work. 

2.APPROPRIATE EMAIL DOMAIN

In addition to your resume, your email username speaks volumes. It’s very likely that your email domain was something cute or funny when you were a teenager, but that is not to be used for employment purposes. The best recommendation for email usernames are your name and if necessary, a few numbers after it. A nice clean, neat and easy to read email address it what employers want to see. It only takes a few minutes to create it, so you may as well spend that extra time, because your future may be on the line.

3.FOLLOW UP

While some recommend to not follow-up, this is often the reason for a person not getting hired. Sending an email checking it shows your interest and care. Asking about updates and the process is not a problem. It will only benefit you in the long run to follow-up. Again, many people are applying for positions, so it is important to do everything you can to show that you are the best candidate for the job. 

4.APPROPRIATE SOCIAL MEDIA

It’s 2019, and if you have not already realized, but all employers are going to check your social media. A company wants to have a person who will positively represent them, and if your social media is inappropriate or taboo, they will not be inclined to hire you. When posting, a great question to ask yourself is, “What will my parents think of this?” It is likely that if your parents would find the content outrageous, so will an employer. The best thing you can do is monitor what you are posting, but if you are unable to do that, keep your accounts private. Sometimes, less is more. Is it really worth posting an inappropriate photo? Because once something hits the internet, private our not, it’s out there forever. So, when going about the job process, don’t panic. Just remember, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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