Tips to Keep Your Job Search From Becoming a Nightmare

Tips to Keep Your Job Search From Becoming a NightmareLearn how to prepare for your job search to achieve positive results.

Are you not getting positive results when it comes to your job search? Believe it or not, the job search process even rattles career veterans.

To avoid encountering job search mishaps, here are several strategies you may want to consider:

1. Prepare

It’s important to prepare days before the interview. Avoiding interview gaffes is important to create a positive first impression with your potential employer.

It’s never easy to be put on the spot—Make necessary preparations to be able to thrive on pressure. You can prepare by knowing what mistakes to avoid, being punctual, and choosing an appropriate outfit suited for the interview.

2. Be Responsible Online

Since so much of a job search is now conducted online, it’s easier for applicants to connect with the recruiters, potential employers and employees in almost any company. At the same time, you can showcase your skills and talents using different social media platforms, allowing you to build your personal brand.

Be careful not to damage your digital identity. Don’t let a careless post ruin your chances of getting employed in your desired company. When online, don’t share anything negative about your past colleagues and superiors, no matter what the privacy settings on the platform.

3. Make Use of LinkedIn

If you want to build your network online to connect with people in your professional field, you can use LinkedIn to your advantage. Instead of collecting random contacts, you can boost the value of your professional connections by regularly updating your profile. Don’t forget to use the summary section at the top of your profile, and include position-specific keywords. It’s best to engage on the site regularly. You never know when a new opportunity could come your way.

4. Watch Out for Red Flags

Recognize any warning signs that can appear after you receive a call for an interview. You may encounter several employees in the company, including complainers and bosses with toxic personalities. If your intuition is telling you something is off, keep looking for the right job.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.