10 Tips to Find a Job
Here are ten tips to find your dream job.
A resume that works.
Prepare a resume that is company specific; be ready to prepare multiple resumes catering to different companies.
The resume should have all the necessary keywords that a company
looks for. Also, ensure your resume is crisp and concise. Companies
receive hundreds of resumes and making yours easier to evaluate is
Proofread your resume, ask your friends to check for errors. A resume
is what you start with and a bad one gives a terrible impression.
A lot of companies give immense importance to referrals. Ask your
friends and family, colleagues and other people you worked with to refer
you when a job opening comes up.
Call up everyone you know in the industry. This will refresh their
memory, as and when an opening comes up, they will remember you.
Remember your alumni group? Chance is most of them would be working
in the same field as yours and hence would be able to help you out.
Stay organised. You do not want to receive a call by a company and
not know which one it is. Write down the names of the companies you’ve
applied to, the name of the person you spoke with, and the position you
Make those calls.
Call companies that you would like to work for/those that would
require people like you and let them know you’re interested and
available. A lot of openings can be found this way. Keep your resume
handy in case they require specific details or want you to send it
The internet is a great source of information and companies know
this. Search on popular sites like timesjobs, naukri, monsterindia,
Check websites of companies you want to work with. Many a times, they
list their requirements and you may find something suitable there.
A job can take long to come, despite your best efforts. Don’t give
up. Instead, take up some volunteering work. This will keep you
motivated and add to your work experience.
This can also help you build contacts and find other job
opportunities. Your work will be appreciated and someone may recommend
Send out your resume and research.
Send your resume out to all companies that you may want to work with.
Make it company specific and highlight your strengths. Do some research
on the company and specifically emphasize those aspects that the
company would require.
Read the newspaper and go over magazines. You may find opportunities there.
You will also stay in touch with changes that companies make. This will be useful in later stages.
Consider different types of jobs.
Don’t be very specific. Widen your perspective and apply for jobs in
areas of interest and not only those where you may have worked
previously. Remember, this is not a search for your dream job. Get work
and keep looking, as and when you get a better opportunity, switch over.
Practice acing the interview.
An interview is what eventually gets you a job. That’s where you
interact with your employer or a representative and impressing them is
crucial to your success. Go over a list of frequently asked questions
and their answers (hyperlink, faq- interview) and ask a friend to
suggest changes to your tone and correct your mistakes. Be confident.
Don’t be afraid to follow up. Companies receive hundreds of resumes
and applications and may not go through all of them. A follow up shows
you’re interested in the specific company and keeps you on their mind.