Finding work nowadays isn’t the easiest thing to do, with so many out of work people in society, the chances of finding that all elusive job is slimmed down by a significant percentage.
The major problem is that there are too few job vacancies and a lot of eager job seekers that are waiting to apply for any position that becomes available. The employers hold all the ace’s and have the pick of the best applicants.
So is there anything one can do to improve his or hers chance of finding work, the answer is I don’t know, what is the secret? Qualifications, experience, or is it just a simple case of how good you sell yourself in the interview room. There are some who are naturally good at interviews and seem to have a knack when it comes to the interview process, but that’s not the case for all of is it.
You can have the best qualifications and the most experience but if you make a mess of the interview, chances are that the less qualified and less experienced candidate will steal the monent from you. Personally I think that all job interviews should be broken down into sections so that everyone has a fair chance, not all of us are good at interviews.
There are lots of course available for interview techniques, some are free and some you will have to put your hand in your pocket for, but this could be the best investment that you have made in a long time. You really have to sell yourself and sell hard as well if you really want the job there are so many out there today unemployed and searching for work, so anything that you can do to get the upper hand on your competition is an absolute must, if it means going on a course to improve your interview skills then go out and do it, especially if you are well qualified and very experienced in the line of work that you do.
Another great tip is to attend the interview looking neat and tidy, first impressions last as they say. If you turn up looking like a scare crow in old pants you may as well kiss your chances good bye. It’s all about presentation if you are lacks in you personal appearance it looks like you can’t be bothered making an effort, so this will reflect on the way you will work. Well that’s the way the employer may view it any way, I know that this is not always the case but at the end of the day it the prospective employer that you are trying to win over and that should be your main goal. So do yourself a favour and get yourself looking smart before you turn up for the interview.
There are many books, guides and free advice available from many different sources, so my best advice is to start doing a bit of research on improving your chances of finding work. The internet has thousands of sites that will give you the information for free so get looking.