HOW TO SEARCH FOR A NEW JOB?

 

Finding a job, especially nowadays is not easy. Your chances of success increases when you manage to avoid some unnecessary mistakes. For example, it is good to remember which companies you have already approached. If you send us your resume several times, you won't make a very good impression.

Even if you don't have the work experiences required by employers from their candidates, you as fresh graduate still have grounds for success on the labour market. You just need to avoid a number of mistakes many people often make while looking for a new job.

 

1. Search for eight hours a day

Do not just answer a few ads daily. Generally, it is recommended that you spend at least eight hours a day searching for a new job. You wake up in the morning, you buy a newspaper, read through the new ads on the Internet and you should start replying. If there are just a few number of advertisements, try to contact a company that you would like to work for directly and offer yourself, your experience and knowledge as a potential candidate. Another option would be online servers that have their own clients and are able to offer them your resume. So register your resume wherever possible. These servers provide their services for job seekers free of charge, and in most cases you will be able to generate your own resume based on the information you entered. One of these sites is also www.start.co.th.

2. Have a List

Remember that you have already approached the company. Do not send your resume just like that everywhere and to everyone. You will not make a good impression if you send your resume to someone twice or even three times.

3. Do not underestimate the motivation letter

Avoid having the same identical cover letter sent to all companies. Always edit them depending on what job you are applying for - companies must have a feeling that your interest in the position is genuine. For example, companies such as the Thai Banks, Thai Airways, KPMG or Siemens almost unanimously state that enthusiasm and motivation is almost the most important thing about the decision to accept a graduate.

4. Rate yourself

According to a survey by KPMG, more than half of all students offer their employer responsibility and carefulness first and then followed by thoroughness and flexibility. Few people include strength and organizational skills, creativity and language skills amongst their strengths. So before the selection procedure, consider how you can really help the employer. Emphasize your skills that is lacking in others.

5. Be careful

Write your resume in a concise and structured manner. Never give out very personal and sensitive information about you which is really not important for your working career. It is important however to include your contacts - address, phone and email address, with your full name and surname visible (and refrain from putting any nickname, even if you think it’s cute).

6. Being excessively brief can harm you

Clearly and briefly describe your previous work experiences and part time jobs in the resume. Other details like what were you doing at the part time job, did you have any responsibilities and how big was your work team. Definitely mention your hobbies, which have something in common with the position you are seeking. Conversely, when talking about your interests, avoid generalized descriptions like Literature, sports and arts.

Be specific. If you are not certain, then simply download as many resume templates from the internet as you wish. When editing the document, remember that it is not necessary to fill in all the information therein.

7. Check your resume

According to recruiters, there is only one rule for a good resume: If someone that does not know you personally and is reading your resume, then they should be aware of your abilities and what you can do. Be brief, but not too much when it comes to description details of your previous temporary jobs and internships.

8. Mind your photo and video

Definitely attach your photo to your resume. It should be the same format as in identity cards. Make sure you do not send any pictures from holiday, parties or any with you seen on it wearing a swimsuit. For example, since last year many western systems offer already video profiles.  This could be beneficial in many professions, where communication and dealing with people is necessary. The employer will instantly recognize, that you are able to communicate well, likeable and have self confidence. On the contrary, for those who have a problem with verbal presentation, video profiles may harm you.

How should a resume look like?

Personal information - Do not enter only your name, but also your full address, telephone and email contact.

Experience - Include a list of your previous jobs and part-time work that you performed belongs to the second place on the list. You always begin with your last job held and gradually mention the rest chronologically and finish with your first ever job.

Education - Put your highest achieved level of education on top as first and then mention the rest chronologically, with your secondary school or vocational school as last on the bottom of the list.

Other Education - Include in this field all the classes you took part in and divide them by category: ie. Computers, languages, professional, etc.

9. It's better not to lie

Always be truthful while writing your resume. Do not overestimate your knowledge of languages ​​or your abilities in your previous work experience. Job interviews and accompanied tests can easily reveal that you are not telling the truth, and as a "liar" you will lose a chance at a job that you might have been successful at had you spoken the truth.

10. Gain experience

According to the latest surveys conducted on University students by KPMG, around 67% of all students already have work experience in the field in which they would like to work in the future. Companies also recognize the importance of internships for students, workshops, seminars and similar activities. Contacts with prospective employers during studies are highly recommended. For example, a right internship can help you get a permanent position within the firm.

11. Search for jobs in due time

Companies search for new workers only at the end of the holidays. Graduates' Recruitment for example for the auditing and consulting firm KPMG or PricewaterhouseCoopers are regularly organized in late winter.

12. Search job fairs

Search for your new job online on the Internet work boards, in printed media or the direct websites of companies that have chosen. Don't forget also to see job fairs, where companies look for new talents.

13. Fly abroad

If you missed your chance this year, then use your time wisely. Travel abroad to study or take a part time job for several months, improve your language skills and gain new experiences that HR always appreciates seeing in young people. This will show that you can navigate new environments and able to take care of yourself.

14. Don't be shy to take part time jobs

Each work experience is valued, and therefore do not sniff over short-term or long-term par time jobs. It is key to have at least some experience and work habits. Even take jobs that do not meet your expectations, try them and continue with your search. Spend any jobless periods by taking programs in further training and gaining new certificates.

15. Prepare for your Interview

Find out as much information as possible about the company where you are applying for a position. Find ample information on the internet and the press.

Do not underestimate the position details you're aspiring for. You should have at least a basic idea of ​​what will you be doing in the company and why would you want to perform in such a position.

Have some questions for the employer about the company so they recognize your interest in them. Try to rehearse your interview at home in front of the mirror so you can feel more relaxed and know what to say once you are in the real job interview.