Preparation is Key for Any Successful Job Search

We are in the final days of 2023. In just a matter of weeks, the new year will begin. It’s the time of year when people reflect on their lives, establish new goals, and make resolutions. Many people will decide to find a new job. If you are one of those (or know someone who is) preparation will be key. The job search process can be fraught with unknowns. However, some things are common knowledge. For instance, every job seeker understands that they should thoroughly research the company and position for which they are applying. A well-written resume will be tailored to include some of the details ascertained as a result of that research. If your resume has done its job and allowed you to be granted an interview, using the information gleaned from your research to your advantage during an interview is crucial. This article asserts that ”preparation and specific skills can help you polish your interview presence, calm the jitters, and demonstrate your ability to form an authentic connection with the interviewer.” The article offers suggestions to help you clearly articulate your value to the company and get one step closer to your dream job. Just as there are things you want to be sure to do and/or say during an interview, there are also some things you should avoid. This second article discusses five ways a job candidate might annoy a hiring manager and negatively impact their chances of getting a job. It seems that knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do to be successful in a job search.