How To Become An Expert Job Hunter

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Job hunting is possibly one of the most stressful things about living in the 21st century. You have to make sure you’re going to enjoy the job, that you can do it productively, and have the right skills for it before you’ve even started! It’s always a massive risk taking on a new job, so you have to know how to properly hunt for the right job before you think about taking one,  here are a few things you can do to ensure that you get the right one for you.

Have You Got The Right Qualifications?

This is often the largest limiting factor in what jobs you can apply for, many jobs will require a certain level of qualification to before they consider you for the role that they are advertising for. It can be very upsetting to get turned down for a job that you really wanted, so it’s always worth seeing if you have the correct qualifications before you apply for a job. Sites like LinkedIn ask you what qualifications you have and then filter out the jobs that you don’t have the qualifications for, and shows the you the ones you do! This can take out lots of emotional stress as well as the stress of trying to manually find a job to apply for, making the process much easier.

Do You Have The Correct Equipment?

A lot of jobs, especially construction and self-employed jobs, often require you to already have your own equipment. This can be anything from electrical circular saws or just a pair of specific shoes! It’s good to know what you need to bring with you for your new job, it makes the right first impression on the first day you arrive. It also avoids the stress of you having to get all your new equipment after you’ve started as you’ll be preoccupied with the stress of learning a new job! Companies like ShoeFinale offer job specific shoes and reviews on them, so it’s good to have a look at what kind of footwear you’ll need for a job because you don’t want to be stood around being uncomfortable all day!

Do You Think You’d Enjoy It?

The reason why the majority of people leave jobs is down to two things, the salary and the enjoyment. Simply, if you do not enjoy your job, you won’t be as willing to do it so your productivity will be reduced which is something your managers will notice! Because of this, it’s important to know whether or not you’ll like the job you’re applying for, but also because you need to feel happy there! There’s no point working a job you hate because it’ll make you feel negative all day and that is not what anyone wants. It can be hard knowing if you’re going to like the job before you start it, which is why websites like Totaljobs offer quizzes and articles on what jobs suit your kind of personality and experience, hopefully resulting in you applying for a job that you’ll love!

Can You Get There?

Another big limiting factor on what job you have is the commute. Distance can be a deciding factor in whether or not you should apply for a job, so it’s good to know whether or not you can get there before taking the job and realizing that you can’t! If you cannot realistically travel to a workplace in the morning and coming back at night then you shouldn’t apply for the job because it will mean that you are forced to resign because you cannot arrive on time, or if you manage to get there, you’ll be so tired that it’ll ruin your life at home and work which is not what anyone wants. Services like Google Maps give you the ability to workout the road, train or walking distance from your house to your potential place of work, allowing you to see if you can get there or not!

If you do all of these things, you’ll be able to filter through loads of jobs and not waste your time applying for ones that aren’t going to happen! You always have to be realistic when you’re searching for jobs, which is why it’s good to follow all these steps to make sure that you get the perfect job for you, and so that you get one on the first try! If you’re looking for a big change in jobs and going down the home business root as a new venture, read this article for some good inspiration.


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