5 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU SEARCH YOUR FIRST JOB

For most of us the daily routine is like waking up at 6 o’ clock, then rushing towards the office, but many of us are still struggling to enter into office life. Hunting a new job is never easy. It doesn’t matter if you experience or not, the job market is full of scuffles for everybody. Whenever you are in search of the perfect job, you have to face many difficulties be patient. Now, the big question is how should you approach looking for a job??

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When we enter the job market or leave an organization, we feel overwhelmed. For a fresher this is because they are not aware of the ongoing trends and market needs experienced employees. For an experienced person, it is about falling into inactivity and not being able to support a living. The first rule of job hunt is to remain calm, stress free, and confident. Be optimistic and don’t demotivate yourself. Here are some of the things that might help you while you are hunting for a job.

  • Set targets

You need to set goals for yourself, like you must tell yourself that you’ve to get a job by the end of the month. Yeah, I agree that this is a big challenge, as finding a job in just three weeks is a big deal. But, this will give you focus and on daily basis you can set a target of being indulged in at least one meaningful conversation about a job opportunity.

  • Maintain an optimistic mindset

You can create a list of positive statements about yourself and about your approach for getting a new job. This list will help you in reinforcing a positive mindset every morning and whenever you fee negative these few statements will encourage you. You will turn yourself around and focus once again after reading a few positive lines.

Don’t dwell on the past and simply map your career. Redundancy can be an opportunity for you and this opportunity will act like reset button for you. You won’t get many chances in your lifetime and job hunting is one of them, so use it efficiently and map out the career that you want and focus on achieving your aims.

  • Network

You can create a list of your contacts, I mean all the people that can help you in job hunting like any recruitment consultant, etc. These people can potentially help you, try sending e-mails and make phone calls to them, so that they know that you are in the market. They will definitely tell you what all opportunities are available for you.

  • Shape your career story

Update your CV at first and make a list of your achievements; you should mention your expertise, knowledge and skills in it. This will help you in staying motivated and will tell the employers why you are worth the role you desire. Remain motivated and you will soon find the perfect place for you, if you keep trying to move forward. We advised you to stay focused on your aim. Believe in yourself…searching a new job might be difficult but it’s not impossible!

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR BOSS IS A BULLY

Did the change in seasons leave an impact on you and you want to quit your old job to navigate new waters? That sounds perfect! However, if it is a forced change that you are planning to undertake because you are having issues with your bullying boss, we will be happy to help. Here are some ideas that you can try out before quitting your job because, of course, either for the salary or for the working environment or for some unknown third reason, you chose to join the company some time back.

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Bullying boss is a frequently occurring problem in many workplaces. Often, in fact, the employees prefer to leave their jobs silently before taking an issue with the boss. That is not the best you can do because there may be others who are facing a similar kind of problem and just like you, they are also not being able to blurt it out as they are not brave enough and fear the dire consequences. So, someone has to bell the cat and who is better than you. Besides, talking it out would not necessarily mean encouraging a foul face-off and can be dealt with professionally if a plan can be adopted or the whole thing can be divided into stages.

As you join any new office, you are assigned a mentor who would be taking care of your workplace problems. So, if you are facing a bullying boss issue, you can confide in your trusted friend. Come on, we all know how that can be slightly effort-taking as you do not really know this person for a long time but this is the best you have got. And may be, in your case, this person is actually trustworthy. So, share your problem with your colleague and you can hope for a quick resolve. This friend of yours is remotely related to your department but she has been there with the company for quite some time now and knows the people. So, your trusted mentor can lead you in the right path. Now you know how you should tackle your officious boss.

If that does not resolve the problem, you can directly go and talk with the boss. Of course, this is a daunting task and easier said than done as the employee clearly fears the boss and emotions are running high to make him go speechless or steer the conversation in a different direction even if a meeting is scheduled. Go prepared and be armed with possible solutions so that both of you can find a middle path to work together. Clearly, the company needs both of you. Be frank and sensible. Your boss should know that you have taken into consideration the fact that she was in a bad mood or under terrible pressure. This might help resolve or diffuse the tension.

Speak to HR if other options are not working out well. This includes lodging a formal complaint. This is a serious move and requires some effort on your part. This formalizes the entire process. You should do it if things got too serious and you are suffering a lot. Remember there might be others facing the same problem. So, do not lose your self-confidence. Go ahead and do it.

In the whole time, do not question yourself or do not be too harsh on yourself if you hear others say things about you. Office takes up almost your entire day and it should not be a burden to you. You should feel positive about your job and the workplace environment. However, there is a difference between a challenging boss and a bullying one. Know the difference and work your way through it. Make your office life fun again!

A fun way of hiring helps break the ice and understand a jobseeker better

For those who understand the employment market, hiring as a process needs to be done in an innovative and interactive manner, for one has to attract the best in this limited pool of talent. So, a non-contemporary and non-conservative way of hiring comes handy. So how does creativity helps break the ice and makes hiring a fun process? Read on…

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In this digital age where media is playing such an important role in helping all of us stay connected and with so many Facebook users, the employers as well as the employees need to know about the importance of this platform. The employer can create a buzz around the job and make it more interactive for the job seeker. In its job portal sites, the company can tell the candidate about the company features, the staff, the perks the salary offers etc. Various videos can be added to make the job portal more interesting.

When it comes to one on one interview if the interviewer asks the candidate to come out with out of the box job ideas, then not only is the candidate more interested, but at the same time the company is able to find fresh talents.

Now if you want to separate the wheat from the husk, this time do something different. How about adding another layer? How about creating an open house discussion between the applicants during an induction process? This not only would make the job processing more interactive but at the same time the candidates would come to know about each other’s opinion too. They would come to know about their weak and their strong points. And from among-st this crowd, one can fish out real talent. According to ‘Wall street journal’; a consulting agency ‘I love rewards Inc.’ out of 1200 members were able to pick out 400 members through open house discussions.

So, forget the various online portals, one has adopted new innovative ways to stand far away from this madding crowd and hire new talents.