There are secrets to everything in this world, but can there be a secret to find success every time you search for a job in India?
India is a country wherein people switch jobs at regular intervals and jobs are even available in abundance.
This article is to help you discover seven secrets of successful job searches in India.
1. Look for jobs at the right place
It is often said that being at the right place and at the right time, can fix a number of issues beforehand. So, it is important to be at the right place to look for your preferred jobs. What’s the right place to be? A general job site? No! Nowadays, employers hardly hunt for candidates with an opening in the general jobs site as there is a possibility that they might be flooded with resumes which is randomly posted for the noted opening. Companies are tying up with job sites which are industry-specific and can cater to their demands in a better way.
Your tip: Stop wasting 3/4th of your time searching on general jobs site and post your resume on job sites which are specific to the industry you belong to.
2. Know the interests of the company
The employer wants you, but does it really want you?
Knowing the interests of the company, you can improve your chances of being selected. This is not enough. Once you know what they want, make sure the requirements are listed on your resume and the key points are noted at the start itself.
3. Great Resume
It is often said that your interview success depends on the presentation and truthfulness of your resume. So, let’s divide this secret into two parts:
It is simple. Attractive things are sold first. If your resume is dull or too immature, it will not appear to the employer. Having said that, one should not think that you need to have stickers, drawings, etc all around the resume. Absolutely not. With presentation, it should be understood that the achievements and milestones need to be highlighted. Place the important pointers at the start and the less important facts at the end.
A resume is to represent the facts and should not be filled up blindly. The employers contact you presuming that the points noted on your resume are true. If they are not, it leaves a bad impression in their minds.
4. Show them that you need this job
‘I need this job.’ Saying it is simple but proving it is a real task. Most of the candidates only say that they need the noted job but don’t SHOW it to the companies. So, how can we do this?
For the starters, a cover letter can really be helpful. This helps the recipient know that the job seeker has taken the extra effort to understand the job role and about the company.
Another important point is to let the interviewers know about the successful projects you have previously worked on. This will highlight your passion, which is a trait companies are looking for.
5. Be sure that you want this opportunity
Many job seekers make this mistake. Apply for anything and everything that has some link to their job profile. Don’t do this! This can have a negative impact on the recruiters. In future, if there is an opening matching your requirement, you might not get the opportunity.
6. Get connected
Providing an established contact on your resume, chances of landing in an interview significantly rises.
This is not the most important thing but can get you a job in an ideal company, even if they are not presently hiring. People normally apply to job postings and wait for a call or mail from the recruiters. This is a traditional approach which will restrict or delay your selection in the normal course.
What is an established contact? HR managers or others with similar titles are established contacts. In most of the cases, you can find a direct contact to the HR department. Remember, that you should e-mail them first and not directly call them. Remember: Don’t linger the fact that you are looking for a job. First mail is always to start a dialogue.
7. A Genuine Thank You Letter
A thank you letter following an interview is a good practice. However, it should be brief, i.e. 2-3 lines long and should be genuine. You need to mention ‘Thank You’ somewhere in the first line.