Friday, March 16, 2012

Tips on Finding Your Dream Job

Finding a job can be difficult, but finding your dream job can be one of the hardest tasks you'll ever perform. It can take weeks, months, even years to land the job that you've always wanted, especially if the job is highly specialized and there aren't many openings. You may need to wait for an opening to crop up, someone to retire, or to convince a company to hire you.

Finding your dream job online requires a tenacious effort and a plan for your job search. The plan is key to being successful. You'll want to create a budget for your job search, especially if you are not working. Map out how much it will cost you per month to be unemployed. Take into account gas that you'll need to buy to get to interviews, or money you will spend taking buses and trains.

Then you'll need to outline how you are going to tackle your job search. How many applications do you plan on completing per day? How many job sites do you want to register with? How many hours a week will you spend networking? You'll want to create a detailed spreadsheet listing every job you apply for, the contact person, and whether or not they get back to you.

After a plan is formulated, tackle the revision of your resume and cover letter. The cover letter should be no longer than two to three paragraphs and should outline why you want the job, why you'd be great at the job, and a summary of your years of experience. It may be that your cover letter isn't long enough or doesn't divulge enough information.

After revising your cover letter, do a Google search for resume templates and upload some new ones, free of formatting. It's always a good idea to change up your resume if you haven't received any responses during your job search. Make sure all the appropriate key words related to your job are found in your resume.

Now that you are equipped with the tools, lists, and spreadsheets needed to take on a job search, you can begin applying for jobs. Once you have established a daily routine of applying for jobs, it is important to remain diligent and search for jobs at least four days a week. Job searching is a job, often a seven-day-a-week job. You'll want to apply to all the new jobs, but never discount ones that are thirty days or older. Sometimes a company goes through several rounds of interviews but does not find the right candidate.

Decide which job boards you want to utilize on a daily basis. There is a job board for everyone out there. Niche sites are for those who are specializing in something, such as healthcare or biotechnology. There are also diversity sites and general job boards. Classifieds are also a popular method, although don't expect too many call-backs through these because they tend to be super-saturated with applications. You can use search tools within job sites to bring up relevant jobs. You can search by geography, salary, job title, or experience level. Always follow the job application instructions as closely as possible.

Reshav Singhal writes on behalf of, a leading job portal for America. is a recruitment platform that provides job opportunity in many areas like entry level jobs, data entry jobs etc.

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