Posts Tagged ‘Skills And Knowledge’

Ten Effective Job Search Strategies

2010年10月26日 留下评论


Searching for a new job is hard work. In fact, it can be the toughest “job” you’ll ever have. The key to job search success is to treat the entire process like a business. You are currently in the “job hunting” business. To stand head and shoulders above the rest of the job-seeking crowd, it’s important to lay out an effective strategy. By defining what you want and need, you’re on your way to getting it.


Jump-start your next job search with these helpful job-hunting strategies:


1. Know yourself. Begin your job search by taking a thorough inventory of your interests, skills, accomplishments, experience, goals, and values. Make a detailed list. The key to a successful job search is to recognize what makes you a unique candidate and to communicate this effectively to a prospective employer, both verbally and in writing.


2. Aim for the right target. Try to match your skills, interests, and values with the right career choice. If one of your goals is to get a larger salary, don’t focus on career paths that traditionally pay low salaries. Conduct research on various fields and local companies within those fields. Learn about different businesses that interest you and target those that are more likely to have open positions.


3. Be assertive and proactive. Don’t wait around for opportunity to come knocking on your door. While cold calling potential employers can be intimidating, it remains a powerful strategy. It’s important to get through the door before your competition.


4. Do some sleuthing. One key to breaking in is understanding the “hidden” job market. Many job openings exist only in the minds of directors, vice presidents, and other company bigwigs, long before the job is finally advertised in newspapers or on the Internet. If you can present yourself as the perfect candidate at this early stage, an employer may snap you up without looking elsewhere.


5. Work the network. Networking should be at the center of your job search strategy. Get the word out to friends, trusted colleagues, and even relatives that you are actively looking for a job, and ask them to keep their eyes and ears open for any opportunities. Expand your network and join professional organizations, sign up for job search newsletters and e-mail blasts, contact former professors and classmates, and participate in Internet discussion boards.


6. Get professional help. Employment agencies come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges; they can be an excellent resource for job leads. Some specialize in very specific occupational areas, and many often have exclusive arrangements with large companies. If you’re interested in the services of an agency, investigate it carefully. Determine what the agency will do for you and how much it will cost.


7. Be temporarily flexible. Temp jobs are a great way to learn skills and knowledge, gain experience, and earn money while looking for a permanent position. They are also a way to prove your worth and be first in line when a full-time position opens up. Working as a consultant or independent contractor in a company can also eventually lead to steady, full-time employment.


8. Say it clearly. When sending out résumés, catch the prospective employer’s attention with a brief and concise cover letter that clearly spells out how your qualifications match the job requirements with self-confidence. Connect the dots for the reader, and make it obvious why you’re the perfect candidate for the job.


9. Keep careful records. Keeping track of the progress of your job search is important. Maintain a detailed record of all the jobs you have applied to, including communications, interviews, referrals, and follow-up actions. This will help you build a network of valuable contacts both for your current job search and for any future ones.


10. Be persistent. Job searching is hard work and there are times when you will be discouraged. Just keep in mind that everyone has been through the same grind at one point. Try to keep a positive attitude, and look at your job hunt as an exciting challenge. Your perfect job is out there somewhere.


Good luck!

(The English content of this entry comes from the news “Ten Effective Job Search Strategies” at the page of http://www.allbusiness.com/human-resources/careers-job-hunting/1594-1.html, thanks to the author.)

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How To Make Yourself Become The Focus Of The Public Views

2010年10月25日 留下评论

Do you dream of being concerned as super stars some day? Today I’d like to teach you how to attract the attention of others and become the focus of the public views.


You should need:

Leading Ability 领导能力

Self-confidence 自信

Detail 细节

Skills and knowledge 才能和学识

Step 1. Wear some clothes that can attract the eyes. For example, a T-shirt with a eccentric logo, brilliant shoes, black ink glasses. All these can make you be identified from the crowd.

Step 1穿着一些能够吸引人眼球的服饰。例如一件有奇怪logo的T恤、鲜艳的鞋子、黝黑的墨镜,这能让人很快从人群中认出你。

Step 2. Show your self-confidence. Additional more gestures or body languages not only make you express yourself easily and conveniently, but make you more self-confident than others and easy to be concerned.

Step 2表现自信。添加一些手势或肢体语言不仅能让你更方便地表述清自己的意思,也会让你显得比别人更自信更容易受关注。

Step 3. Be leaders instead of followers. Do what you what to do not follow others. This can naturally make you easily distinguished from others.

Step 3、要做领袖而不是跟班。做你自己想做的事,而不是随大流,这能很自然地把你和其他人区分开来。

Step 4. Show out your skills and knowledge. You’d better show your skills and knowledge at the party or attending activities, make them have a completely new appraisal of yourself.

Tip Attention: if you lack such abilities, then you can prefer having a lecture in public.

Step 4展示你的才能和学识。在聚会或者活动时不吝展示自己的才能或学识,让他们都对你刮目相看吧。


Step 5. Communicate with eyes. When you are talking, you’d better try to communicate with others by eyes view which can ensure whether others are listening to you. If you present to be interested in the topic, others might also like to listen to you.

Tip Attention: a loud voice can speak for your talking.

Step 5、眼神交流。在你说话的时候,要试着和别人有眼神上的交流,这样才能确定别人是否在注意听你讲的话。如果你表现出很感兴趣的样子,那么别人也会愿意倾听你所谈论的话题。

Tip 提示:洪亮的声音能给你们的谈话加分不少。

Step 6. Be humorous. Person who understands humor would be anywhere welcome.

Step 6幽默。懂得幽默的人走到哪里都会受欢迎。

Do you know that? Red is the most attractive color because it can make blood pressure elevate and heart beating faster.


(The Chinese content of this entry comes from the blog “如何让你成为焦点” at the page of http://www.jifenzhong.com/video/3082-How-To-Be-the-Focus-Of-Public, thanks to the author and there is also a video there.)

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