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6 Unwritten Rules on Job Searching

March 28, 2015   

Searching for a job can be an amazing experience, and something that you will truly enjoy most of the time. However, there are numerous things that you need to take into account when you search for a job, that go way beyond polishing your resume and creating a relevant cover letter.

Be organized

This is crucial when you look for a job, because you need to know exactly where you applied for a job, the skills necessary there, and you also need to keep in touch with all the persons you met. This way you can create new contacts, and at the same time you can track the interview date, application date and so on. As you can see, there’s a lot of data to be processed here, and you can easily manage everything in a better fashion if you are better organized, something you will truly enjoy at all times.

Ask for advice

We aren’t created to know everything, so there will definitely be situations in which you might need to ask for help. Others will help you, of course, but be sure to choose your questions wisely and pay complete attention to maintain your image and reputation. Don’t ask for too many things at once, so choose your questions wisely as this is crucial.

Apply only for the jobs you want

Sometimes, job hunting might make you desperate and you will try to find multiple jobs, some of which you might not want. A good idea here is to make sure that you apply only for the jobs you do like and want, as this is a much better way to get the job you want. Be honest with yourself and your abilities, and select only job that suits your needs and portfolio, as this is a much better way to get the results you seek faster.

Be honest

Honesty is essential when you look for a job, because this is the only way to succeed. Let’s face it, everyone tells the best about themselves when they have an interview, so you need to be honest and showcase your weaknesses alongside your strength, because most employers appreciate your honesty and because of that you are bound to get some very impressive results in the end.

Observe

Another good idea is to constantly observe how you are treated and how is the workplace, as this will show you if you truly fit there or not. Remember though that observation is key so don’t be too obvious when observing the surrounding areas!

Learn

During the job searching process, you need to continually try and learn more, while at the same time find out more about the industry you want to work in. Learning is essential because you always want to break the boundaries and obtain higher quality results. This way you can also get a better job as well, so it’s a win-win situation.

You will need to follow these rules to the letter if you want to succeed, but rest assured that the results will be worth it. So don’t hesitate and be honest, better organized and ask for help when needed, as you are bound to get impressive jobs this way!

Senior Systems Developer – Cloud Solutions, Software & Web Sydney Australia

10 Important Resume Tips You Should Know

March 11, 2015   

Writing a resume can be a tedious job however, since the resume represents you in front of any business, you need to make sure that the resume is created with a high quality in mind. This is why we have created a set of 10 resume tips that will help you get the best possible chance in front of your competition and receive astounding results.

  1. Maintain professionalism

Sure, the resume represents you, but you have to be certain that you represent yourself as a man that is well prepared for you field of work, so avoid any gimmicks, funny mail addresses or adding something funny inside the resume.

  1. Target the resume

The main idea here is that you should try and target your resume towards the field of work of your employer, as this shows that you are committed to the job and this will bring astounding results in the end.

  1. Define your skills

No one knows your skills better than you, so try to use your power in order to present them properly. Avoid overusing adjectives and instead focus on bringing a positive impression.

  1. Self-promotion

You need to promote your strengths through the resume, so showcase things that only you can brag about, but also at the same time try to avoid being too unprofessional, since this can easily backfire in time, and that is something you want to avoid at all costs.

  1. Quality over quality

Adding too much info that might also be irrelevant is very hard to do, and because of that, such a thing can lead to having a boring, unreadable resume. Remove the clutter and you are bound to have a much more successfully resume.

  1. Great spelling and grammar

Upon reading, the last thing that the employer wants to see is a grammar check, so it’s important to proofread the content as many times as possible in order to ensure that everything is displayed correctly and that it makes sense.

  1. Consistency

You have to maintain a logic when you write a resume, because this way you will be able to make it easier to read and that’s all that matters to be honest. If you can and have such a thing, don’t be shy to add your achievements, skills and other personal information that you find relevant.

  1. Avoid talking about money

If you specifically state that you are in for the money, then you have a disadvantage right from the start. Instead, focus on having an explanation when it comes to aspirations.

  1. Add an objective to the resume

Plain resumes are interesting, but if you manage to add an objective you can easily get much better results and this does make a difference as time passes.

  1. Keep it short

Add only the important stuff and avowing being way too detailed when it comes to information. Employers won’t read that much other than previous experience and your skills, so don’t waste your time on something that might not be read in the first place.

In conclusion, there are quite a lot of interesting tips that you can follow in order to obtain a better resume. In the end, it’s all about making sure that you stand out in front of your competition, so don’t hesitate and instead do your best in order to make the most out of your resume with the help of our tips.

Senior Systems Developer – Cloud Solutions, Software & Web Sydney Australia

5 Job Hunting Myths Debunked

March 4, 2015   

In the job hunting world, there are numerous factors that will, many times, try to put you down at all costs. Unfortunately, you can encounter these quite often, so it’s up to you to make sure that you find the best job for you while also avoiding the myths that appear on this market. In this article we are going to debunk 5 of the most widely encountered myths about job hunting.

  1. If no one is hiring, why bother?

Sure, the unemployment rate might be on the rise, but there are always job on the market, and even if some require other skills, you are free to learn them. If you do want to find a job, then make that your full time job and works day and night repeatedly in order to find the best possible option that you can. In the end, you’ll find a job only if you truly want to make that happen, so don’t stop searching, you will surely be able to find what you are looking for eventually.

  1. I have no experience, no one will hire me.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. Many companies actually prefer people that just graduated mainly because they have fresh knowledge and unlike the older persons, these are eager to work and sometimes pull in extra hours.

  1. Only the web brings results in job hunting

Sure, the web is surely one of the best methods you can use in order to find a job, but the reality is that you need to use newspapers as well as other sources of media too, because only when you combine all of them you can be certain of having access to all the best jobs out there.

  1. Is one page enough for the resume?

Most of the time one single page will be more than enough, because the experience can be compacted, and in the end this is all that matters. However, the resume can be longer if you do have a lot of content and experience, so do keep that in mind at all times if you want to create a long resume. Just make sure to add only the important stuff in order to avoid making it boring.

  1. The resume speaks for me

In fact, it doesn’t, so you are the one that needs to come to the interview and show the employer that what you said in the resume is true and that you can help the company lead astounding results in the end.

As you can see, job hunting can be very challenging, but now that you know the answer to these myths, you will be able to better understand what you need to do in order to get the most out of your job hunting experience!

Senior Systems Developer – Cloud Solutions, Software & Web Sydney Australia