Looking for a job can be time consuming and exhausting.  Walking into a business asking for an application and then hoping for a callback can be very stressful for most people looking for a job.  If this is you, here are some things that you need to look at when looking for a job.

Up to date resume

Your resume is the piece of paper that lists all of your experiences, education and skills.  What you want to do is make sure that your resume is up to date.  You want to remove items that are not relevant to a specific job that you are applying for and if you are twenty or more years out of high school, take off all the minor achievements you accomplished.

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Credit checks

Most companies will want to perform a credit check for employment.   The reasoning behind this is that they feel that if you have bad credit or can’t manage money then you could possibly be a risk to their money.  Most companies won’t come out and call you or consider you a thief, but they will decide not to take the chance.

Practice your interview skills

Employers are looking at a lot of different things when conducting interviews. They ask specific questions for specific reasons.  When giving responses they will look to see if you make or keep eye contact, are fidgeting in your chair, give canned response and more.  To give a good interview you will want to practice.  Go on YouTube and look for interview examples and see what people are currently looking for with employees.

Dress professionally

When looking for a job you don’t have to go in a three piece suit and drive a fancy car.  However, you do want to come in clean, well-groomed and looking and smelling nice.  For example, if you are going for a job at a tattoo parlor, you don’t want to walk in like a stiff, but you do want to be professional.  The same goes for a job at a bank.  You want to look as if you were coming in for a day at work. 

Finding a job can be a little bit of a hassle and the more effort you put into finding that perfect job the likelihood of getting it is increased.  You are selling yourself as part of their business.  Do whatever you feel will help you fit in and be a team player.

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