Job hunting is not an easy thing. You have to make sure you have a great resume, look for opportunities and make sure you take the best offer out there. What if someone offers you something you aren’t excited about and there’s a chance that there’s another job, a better job on the horizon? How do you show your qualifications on a sheet of paper? How do you separate yourself from other applicants or make yourself appealing to the business?
Before you worry about yourself, put yourself in the shoes of the contractor who needs to hire someone. They are looking for someone with a certain level of experience, willing to work for a reasonable amount of money and do a quality job. They do not have weeks to interview, answer questions and worry about whether or not this person is capable of doing the work and would be a good fit. Your goal is to make yourself an obvious choice for that contractor because that’s the person they are most likely to hire.
As you get started with job hunting the first thing you need to do is put together a great resume. Be honest but also make sure that you showcase every attribute, bit of experience and training you’ve ever had. Once you’ve put together a quality resume, your next step is to start sending it out everywhere. Go on job posting sites and respond to ads, call companies and ask if there’s an email address you can send your resume to and even ask if they know other companies that may need your assistance.
You have to keep hunting until you find the right one and, in the meantime, don’t shy away from small projects, volunteer work or taking less money for a role you are overqualified for. This keeps you busy, helps you add to your resume and network with people who could eventually help you get the job you really want.