To find a good job is the dream of every person. And for each word “good” implies its own characteristics and criteria.
Usually people start looking for a new job when seriously thinking about quitting or already holding the work book. Well, if you can get a job after the first interview. But it rarely is, and during the search we have to step on a rake.
Career consultant Tatiana Voloshin said rabota.ua about the stereotypes that hinder job seekers finding a good job.
Stereotype 1. Looking for work need only “in season”
Many candidates think that the summer and winter holidays in the market. To think so is a mistake: business is working without holidays and the need for new employees is always there. Because of this stereotype recruiters try in vain to fill the vacancies, because of resumes from candidates comes very little.
The most motivated applicants have a chance. First, competition is lower, and the request of the company at employee’s same. A good opportunity to stand out with a smaller number of candidates. Secondly, the burden on the HR Manager during these periods is lower because he can get acquainted with your resume and arrange the interview at a time convenient for you.
Stereotype 2. HR is an obstacle on the way to work
Not once faced with the fact how the candidates tried to outwit recruiter. For example, arrogated to himself the achievements of others, lied about the reasons for leaving or his behavior demonstrated a disregard.
This is not the best strategy. A HR professional will lead you to clean water clarifying questions, to isolate socially desirable answers, and any information from your previous place of work he would check with recommendations. Understand that the recruiter is not your enemy. His task is very similar to yours: he should fill the vacancy, and you want to find a job. The recruiter evaluates you according to the criteria of jobs and cares not only about the fact that you approached the company, but the company approached you.
Think of the recruiter as an ally. Do not be fooled, be friendly, try to be yourself at the interview. So you increase the chances that this person will help you prepare for the final interview and become your reliable assistant in the adaptation. I know many examples when the recruiter helping candidates to prepare for the interview with their future supervisor: told in detail about the duties, expectations of the future leader, tell what mistakes should be avoided.
Many candidates underestimate the knowledge of recruiters on the specifics of their profession, so don’t prepare for the first interview. In the end, bad manifest themselves in the interview and not pass on. Remember, the hiring Manager may not have deep knowledge about your work, but it certainly can appreciate your expertise, quality, compliance experience, job requirements, motivation and make a decision “for” or “against” you. Therefore, the interview should be prepared.
Stereotype 3. You can call the recruiter one salary, but the head is different
Some applicants somehow, I think so: if the recruiters don’t make decisions about wages, they can voice one amount, and at the final interview with the head of the other. I hasten to disappoint Allah. The head always knows the salary that the recruiter has agreed with the candidate. Therefore, this behavior of the applicant telling him only that the man is either a liar or doesn’t know how much it costs in the labor market.
Such situations in my practice have led to the fact that the candidate gave the amount that he was called from the beginning, or refused work.
Stereotype 4. Good positions can be found only on acquaintance
Important links one of the channels of the job search is still working. But business is business, and the company is not looking for “good guys” and suitable staff. To search for professionals they actively attract recruiters and head-hunters use the job search sites, browse the CV database.
So don’t limit yourself to the belief that a good position is only “their”. Send a resume to companies and recruitment agencies, post CV, create and complete a page on LinkedIn and be active in job search.
Stereotype 5. Need to show all your experience in summary
You can display a summary of all his experience and paint it on five leaves to the recruiter saw in you versatile experienced person. But the approach won’t work.
First, because the employer evaluates your resume to meet the criteria of the vacancy. This means that for any experience, training and knowledge. If your CV overloaded with information, the recruiter will be difficult to find what is important to him.
Secondly, your CV is a selling document. It must be adapted to the interests of the “buyers”.
Thirdly, man cannot be good at everything. To become an expert, you need to develop your expertise in one or more directions. Showing all your experience, you risk to sound like a man who knows everything “on top” and anything not deeply versed.