Hello, Dinks. Things happen, and people can lose their job for some reasons. If for some reason you happen to lose yours, I want you to know that it’s not the end of the world. You will bounce back with another job soon. I’ve only been fired once, and that was when I was in college. The whole department was fired, so it wasn’t my fault. Since then I still made it a point to follow instructions at every job that I’ve had. Today, I want to go over a few tips that can help you land a new job.
Update Resume & Cover Letter
Check out samples of resumes and cover letters before you update yours. Include any new info and skills that you attained from your previous position. Also, don’t have your resume long and drawn out. One page is enough. Employers don’t want to read resumes that are three pages.
Dress the Part
When you start getting interviews make sure that you dress the part. Always dress to impress. Wear professional dress clothes at each interview. Not only will you look more presentable, but you will feel more confident when you meet the interviewer. You’d be surprised, but not everyone dresses their best for their interviews. You can guess what happens after those interviews. The people don’t get the job.
Be Smart with Social Media
The third thing that you should do is be smart with your social media. Don’t post anything crazy such as drunk or raunchy pictures especially on Facebook. Also, it wouldn’t be smart to post threats or racists comments. If you do that type of stuff, there is a chance that you will be unemployed for a long time. When you’re using social media, you have to remember that each site is different. Some or more professional than others. LinkedIn is on that is very professional. You should have a nice polished picture for your profile. For the most part, people don’t post anything crazy on there. Posting chain messages or explicit content is also not recommended.
Let your friends and associates know that you are looking for a job. They may know of some opportunities that you can qualify for. Also, they may know someone else who’s hiring. I’ve gotten hired at a couple of jobs because of my network. Most people are here to help you. I’ve even had the opportunity to help people get jobs when they needed them.
Practice Before the Interview
Before you interview with a company, you should practice. Go over potential questions that they could ask you. Have your answers ready. The worst thing that you can do is go into an interview fumbling your answers. It’s a horrible feeling. The extra time practicing will give you a better chance of getting the job. Also, research the company that you’re interviewing with. Knowing important things about the business will give you a leg up on the competition.
Losing a job can be a pain in the you know what. It doesn’t have to last. You will get hired again. The tops above will make it sooner than later.