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Successful Job Hunting Strategies: Preparing to Land the Job

December 14, 2015 | Career Blog

After you graduate college, you are expected to get a job. There may also come a time when the job you have goes away, and you are forced to find a new one. These are just a couple of examples of a time in your life when you need to find a job, and regardless of the circumstances or what the job you are looking for is, the task of finding a new job and preparing for that job is daunting. Successful job hunting strategies begin with a proactive approach and that proactive stance needs to stay with you all the way through when you start your first day at the new job.

Why do you need to take a proactive approach? There are plenty of jobs out there that you are qualified for. And there are plenty of people applying for those jobs. You want to make yourself stand out from the “rest of the crowd”. And the best way to do that is to remain proactive.

When you first find a job that you want to apply for, research it. The more you know about the job, the more prepared you will be to answer questions about why you are the best candidate. There are a number of online resources available to research what that job may entail, but the best place to begin researching is with the job requisition itself. That should tell you what the employer is looking for when it comes to successful candidates for the job. Once you know what the job entails, tailor your resume to the job description. This does not mean copying the description into your resume, but your resume should reflect the skills or education you have that is directly applicable to that job.

Once you have applied for the job, do research on the company (this could be done at the same time as looking for a job, as well). If you know what the company stands for, you will be able to demonstrate how you will fit into that “corporate culture”. By showing the employer that you know a little bit about the company, you will seem like you are already a part of that company.

Researching the job, what it entails and how you can best fit into the position, as well as researching the company you hope to work for will prepare you for the interview. You will already know the answer to some of the questions you are sure to be asked when you sit down face-to-face with the potential employer.

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