Your dream job is just within your reach—but getting there means finding good strategies as ladders to the professional success that each one have long dreamt of. Here is a rundown of tips to make sure you land on that job you deserve.
- Polish Your Resume or CV: Learn to proofread the resume or CV that you are about to send out to possible employers. If you, however, admittedly don’t have a keen eye for details, have a friend proofread it for you. Always include an e-mail address and contact details along with the other relevant elements of a good resume like academic background, employment history, seminars/workshop attended, 3 character references, and awards if there is any. Stella Schwartz, an executive of a big HR firm, said that a common mistake that applicants commit in their resume is that they fail to highlight their skills. A lot of job-seekers tend to overlook the importance of being specific too in their career objective/s. Make sure you become mindful of all of these before even handing that resume.
- Get a recruitment agency: How many of successful people you know started their application abroad just by asking for an aid from a trusted recruitment agencies in singapore, or other countries for that matter? What is good about agencies is that they have a specific point person who attends to the need of each applicant. The leverage is greater as recruitment agencies have a lot of connections that they can easily tap for the applicant’s benefit. Camela Cho, a recruitment specialist, advised, “ Here in our country, recruitment agencies greatly played an important role in helping out job seekers to find a job in Singapore.” She further explained that a lot of companies in the country prefer applicants who sought help from a recruitment agency to ensure that they will employ people who are qualified for the job, whether they are from Singapore or not.
- Take further studies if you must: If you are aiming for a career in education and would want to be in the tertiary-level teaching in the future, the least you could do to qualify is take a master’s degree in a related field. Others would even pursue doctoral and post-doctoral degrees to ensure tenure. However, you can also take short certificate courses if this is a non-academic profession you would want to pursue in the long run.
- Practice for the Job Interview: To avoid stuttering and answering questions wrongly, have someone ask you possible queries that will be asked during the interview (and do some jaw exercises before the actual interview). Usually, interviewers ask about your education background, your skills in relation to the position, how are you with working in a team, why you are the best candidate for the position, and so on. Practice will give you that feeling of confidence that you can easily respond without looking like you are frightened and surprised—which often leads to a horrible mental block during the interview itself.
- Enter an Internship Program for Experience: As early as your junior year in college, you could already find time to work as an intern in a company of your chosen field. Some internship program may turn into an on-the-job training where you can be paid and may even be acquired by the company upon graduation if they find you to have great potentials to hold a position in their organization.