It’s a new year, and everyone looks forward to better possibilities and opportunities to start the year with right?
Just like everyone else, I know you have a new resolution. If your new year’s resolution is to land a good job, then you are not alone.
A research carried out by Glassdoor revealed that January is the peak month for job searching. The research also revealed that in January, there are 22% more job applications than in a typical month.
This shows that there are many other job seekers that look forward to landing the job of their dreams this New Year. So you see that you are not alone.
Even if the competition from other seekers may seem a bit fierce, guess what?
Employers and recruiters are also on the lookout for you, is that not amazing? Employers are forming new strategies, companies are expanding, organizations are planning their calendar for the year, etc. and due to some of these factors, employers are usually on the lookout for more talents to join their team.
CareerBuilder research discovered that 4 in 10 companies planned to add to their head count in the first quarter of the year.
So if you have started this year with the vision of getting yourself a good job, then you have stepped into the year with your best foot. You know why? It is simply because there are loads of opportunities waiting for you this month.
You know that there are series of opportunities this new month right? But it is also good that you prepare yourself to beat out the competition that you may be faced with this New Year.
To help you stay on top of the competition, we have put together top job search tips from around the web to help you kick start your career in 2020.
Let us take a look at some amazing job search resources that you need to arm yourself with this New Year. These tips will be categorized into four broad categories:
It no longer news that the job market is one that is highly competitive, as there are millions of job seekers trying to land a job as soon as they can.
Asides the competition in the job market, the job market is also experiencing constant change. While some practices are going on extinction, new practices are coming up. So it is good for you as a job seeker to keep yourself abreast of the latest trends.
The interview process has change a great deal. Gone are the days when people merely attend an interview and hope they get the job. Things are quite different now; many job seekers prepare themselves for the interview and even for questions that the interviewer will likely ask during the interview.
If you are preparing for a job interview this New Year, then you are at the right place. These resources will provide you with all you need to take charge of the interview:
This guide will help you if you are confused and don’t know how to go about preparing for an interview. This resource will put you through on the things you should even do before you go for an interview in 2020.
This is another resource that you definitely need to kick start your career this 2020. This resource will help you prepare for the top 10 questions that a recruiter will likely ask you during your interview. If you have never attended a job interview before, this question will give you a heads up on how to answer common interview questions.
This is one great resource if you are new to job hunting. This resource is a guide that will walk you through all you need to know about the different stages of the job interview; from all you need to know about the interview, what you should bring to the interview venue, to common interview questions and answers.
This resource is definitely a beginner’s guide all in one place.
It is no news that recruiters often ask behavioural questions during the interview. Recruiter asks behavioural questions because they want to know how a candidate will likely behave in specific situations.
If behavioural interview questions don’t go down well with you, then this resource is all you need to discover what you need to know about behavioural interview questions.
If you have been failing your job interviews, then this 100 interview questions and answers is all you need to pass all your job interviews this year. This resource provides answers to the top 100 interview questions that a recruiter will likely ask you.
Video interview are becoming a thing in our digital world. Many companies are beginning to adopt this method of interview, because it easy and quite convenient for both the recruiter and job candidate.
Since many international companies seem to be adopting this method of interview, then it is good you prepare yourself for it. You don’t have to worry yourself about how you can prepare well for this kind of interview, because this resource will provide you with everything you need to know about video interviews.
You may have been failing many job interviews because of some things you may not have been doing or some things you must have been doing wrong.
It may not be easy for you to recognize things that you are doing wrongly until you come to know them. This resource will help you determine some job interview mistakes that you must have been making over the years.
If you want to land a new job in 2020, then you need to learn how to write a quality CV that will impress the recruiter and put you at the front of the competition.
Your CV is likely the first place your prospective employer will likely meet with you and you know what they say about creating a great first impression. Your CV forms the first impression that the recruiter will have about you, so you need to get it right if you want to land a job.
Every part of your CV is important; from the structure, format, content, and even the language are all important aspects that will constitute a CV. Your CV needs to stand out for it to get the attention of the recruiter.
To help you create an attention grabbing CV, we have rounded up the best CV writing tips to help you land loads of jobs this New Year.
If you have been looking for a CV writing guide, then you just stumbled upon the right article. This CV writing resource is a collection of CV writing tips and advice from CV experts. These experts shared different tips that will definitely help you write an amazing CV.
If you are new to job hunting and you totally don’t have an idea of how to write a CV, then this resource material is what you need to get started this year. It gives clear and detailed explanation on how you can write a good CV.
Just like we said earlier in this post that the job market is constantly changing, the way your prospective employer expects to see your CV has also changed too. So, it is good you stay informed about current CV practices.
This resource will provide you with latest CV writing tips and examples you can use customize your own CV.
This is another great resource that will definitely help you stay on top of your CV game this year. If you have learned how to CV, but you need some form of external validation to be sure you have dotted all your I’s and crossed all the T’s.
If this is the case, then you are right on time. This CV checklist is what you need to cross-check your CV and be sure it will get the attention of the recruiter.
Many times when job seekers talk about CV, they mostly only refer to the content of the CV. There are different aspects of a CV, doing a CV rewrite will involve doing a total rewrite on every aspect of the CV.
If you have gotten a hang of CV writing, but you are still find it challenging to properly layout your CV, then this post is for you. In this post, you would learn the dos and don’ts of CV layout.
I know that writing a CV can be daunting task, especially when you have not gotten a hang of it yet. Instead of sending out a ‘not-too-good-enough-CV’ you can use a CV template to customize your stunning CV for yourself.
Most good CV templates come with a cost, but these CV templates are awesome, totally free and easy to use. All you need to do is to download, and then customize to your taste, amazing right?
The personal statement is one of the most important, but also one of the most neglected aspect of a CV. Many recruiters will read your personal statement and glance through the remaining parts of your CV. You see why you should pay attention to the personal statement section on your CV?
Your prospective employer will get to know the kind of employee that you would make through the information on your personal statement. Writing a personal statement can be a bit tasking, but this guide is all you need to help you through the process.
Considering the competition for jobs in the job market, it is advisable for you to take a step ahead to give employers reasons why they should employ you. Writing a goo d cover letter, will give you the opportunity to tell your prospective employer why you think you are the best person for the job.
Convincing your prospective employer that you are the best person for the job may not be an easy thing to do especially if you are not used to selling yourself. If this is the case, then you are reading the right post.
To help you take charge of your job search, we have a list of cover letter articles that will definitely help you write a compelling cover letter this year.
If you have been confused about how you can write a great cover letter for a job application, you don’t have to be any longer.
This article will guide you through all the steps on how you can write a good cover letter. This guide also includes sample cover letter templates to help you get started even faster.
Applying for a job when you don’t have any work experience can seem like a disadvantage especially if it your first job. When job seekers apply for internship jobs, they often feel awkward because they don’t have any experience to convince the employer that they are the person for the job.
If you fall under this category of people, then you are just a few clicks away from your solution. This article will give you detailed steps on how you can write an amazing internship cover letter.
When it comes to cover letter writing, it is not enough to put out anything in the name of a cover letter simply because it is one of the job application requirements. If you want to convince the employer that you are best person for the job, then you should look forward to writing an attention getting cover letter.
Knowing the common cover letter dos and don’ts will help you write a cover letter that will stand out, and that is what this article will help you achieve.
Writing the perfect cover letter is important because it gives you the chance to explain how and why you think you think you are the best candidate for the job. It also gives you the opportunity to showcase yourself as a candidate that the company will benefit largely from.
The big question here is how easy it to achieve these things with your cover letter. It may not be very easy, but with the right guide achieving great results with your cover letter is possible. This cover letter checklist will guide you on the right things to add to your cover letter.
Since your cover letter gives you an opportunity to convince the recruiter that you are the best person for the job, then it is only reasonable for you to make sure your cover letter is free of mistakes.
In this article, you would find out the worst cover letter mistake you should not make.
When it comes to landing a good job, there are a few things that you have to put into consideration. If you are serious about getting a job in 2020, then you have to gain in-demand skills to make you even more employable.
Sometimes knowing the exact skills to acquire may not be easy, but knowing the skills that employers look forward to seeing in a potential candidate can give you a heads up on the kind of skills to acquire.
If you want to kick start the New Year prepared to grab your job, then you are right on time with the right post in front of you. This article has a list of in-demand skills you need to acquire.
Just like the last article on skills you will need to land a job in 2020, this article is more of an infographic that shows the skills you need to acquire in 2020. This has a visual representation of the skills that can help launch your career in 2020
Asides from all the other categories that we have discussed in this article, it is also good that you know some general tips as regards your job search journey. So we will share a few general job search resources that will help you take charge of your career this year.
Sometimes you may not know that you are the reason why you have not been able to get a job. According to research, many job seekers often make different career mistakes that may slow down or reduce their chances of getting a job. This article exposes things that are responsible for your inability to land a job.
Knowing the latest job-search statistics will help you to be more strategic and intentional about your job search.
To help you get all the information that you need to make your job search productive, we compiled the important job-search statistics you need to know in 2020 to increase your chances of getting a job fast.
The job-search process is an intentional, research based, and calculated process that needs your effort. So you need to put in all your effort to make sure that the few applications you will send out will give you the required result.
I know it is not so easy to keep to rules, so I will give you tips that will help you apply for few jobs and land more interviews. This is one secret article you need to read this year.
Many job seekers do things that may slow down the process of getting a job. To prevent being the cause of you not being able to get a job, then this article is a good read for you. This article will help you learn how to land your dream job faster than you expect.
I understand that experiencing a change actually comes with changing your approach to certain things. If you look forward to getting a job this year, then it is only logical for you learn some things that you did not know before.
Hope this article was helpful?
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