Some people look for work because they are fresh graduates, ready to start a new phase of their lives. Others want to look for work because they are burnt out with their current jobs, or want a new challenge. Despite every job-seeker having different reason in seeking new job, all of them have one thing in common, which is the job-hunt. However, the job hunt is not for the faint of heart, since job-seekers have to be prepared to accept rejection. So, to make sure that you get into a job you dream of, here are some tips and tricks for you to excel in job-seeking.
Apply to as Many Jobs as You Can
For those seeking jobs for the first time, the trick for you to get that first job is to apply to as many jobs as you can. Remember, looking for work is like a more intense version of college application, since the probability of rejection is higher. Apply for as many jobs as you are qualified for, so that you will have a higher chance of getting into a job that you dream of.
Make Sure That the Job Fits You
Hunting for that dream job is more than just seeking for work that you are qualified for, since you should make sure that you are looking for work that fits you. This means that you should consider other aspects of your life when looking for work, such as religion, health, etc. For example, if you are part of a Church that strictly observes the Sabbath, this means that you should not find a job with a Monday to Saturday shift. Instead, I would advise you to seek for jobs which will allow you to fulfill your religious obligations.
Avoid Company Confidential Profiles
When looking for work through Kalibrr, Indeed, or JobStreet, avoid applying for work in Company Confidential profiles. This is because if you take a job in one of these companies, you might end up with a job that is against your conscience, like a job at SOGO for instance. Also, companies that do not disclose themselves are hiding something, and that is already taking advantage of job-seekers.
Avoid Seeking Work Far From Home
When looking for work, as much as possible, try to find a job that is close to where you live. This is because traffic is terrible these days, and even if you can commute, Philippine public transport tends to break down at times, like the Santolan-Cubao stretch of the LRT, which is still not operational. So, do yourself a favor and get a job near your home, or for graduate students, your school.
NOTE: If the benefits of a job include accommodations or transport, then feel free to apply for a job which is far from home!
Research About The Company
Finally, the main thing you should do when looking for work is to research about the job you are applying for. Be sure to check reviews (but be critical), ask friends working in the company, and learn about the company culture. This will help you decide if the job is for you, and your knowledge of the company will allow you to go far during your application. Also, you do not rush into a job application without knowing, or else you might end up committing application suicide.
The Job-Hunt is Like Any Other Hunt
In the end, the Job-Hunt is just like any other hunt, for in any hunt, a target is involved, like the dream job for a job-hunt. A successful job-hunt will lead to high returns, which include getting closer to your dreams, just like any other hunt. Happy Hunting!