Secrets of the Job Hunt


Monday, October 06, 2008

Tips for Finding Entry Level Jobs

With the economy as it is, finding entry level jobs can be difficult. Many employers are currently concerned with getting the most work done for the least amount of money. Since entry level jobs are usually filled by those who have the least experienced, these are often the first positions to be eliminated from payrolls.

Those looking for entry level jobs have to understand that the current situation means that finding work may take more time and effort. For starters, resumes will likely be examined more harshly.

The job market is currently over saturated with those looking for entry level positions. Employers are now receiving an abundance of resumes for a smaller than usual number of jobs. Because of this, many hiring managers will begin to weed out applicants in order to make things more manageable, so would-be workers should make sure that they dot their I’s and cross their T’s.

If unsure of the quality of their resume, those applying for jobs should consider having the staff at their college’s career center look over the document. Individuals who do not have access to such help as a student or alumni may be able to find similar assistants through some recruitment agencies.

Applicants for entry level jobs should also brush up on their interviewing techniques. For some, this may be the first job search they have ever conducted, making this even more important. Sample questions can be found on a variety of Internet sites that will help to give an applicant an idea of what they make be asked. Consider these questions and what would be an appropriate response. Try having a friend or family member who has been through the interview process before conduct a mock interview to allow time to practice.

Remember to dress professionally for every contact made with employers. Some recently graduated applicants make the mistake of showing up for an interview as they would for class.

Some experts suggest staying in contact with employers who seemed interested but chose another individual who is more experienced for the job. Although they may have passed a person up for a particular slot, something else may come along with that the applicant may be perfectly suited for.

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